US President Donald Trump and the director general of World Trade Organisation, Roberto Azevedo (left), in Davos, Switzerland, in January. Photo: ReutersUS President Donald Trump and the director general of World Trade Organisation, Roberto Azevedo (left), in Davos, Switzerland, in January. Photo: Reuters
US President Donald Trump and the director general of World Trade Organisation, Roberto Azevedo (left), in Davos, Switzerland, in January. Photo: Reuters

WTO says Donald Trump’s tariffs on Chinese goods violate global trade rules

  • For practical purposes, however, the decision may have little binding effect
  • US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer says the ruling is evidence of the WTO’s inability to hold China to account

Topic |   US-China trade war
US President Donald Trump and the director general of World Trade Organisation, Roberto Azevedo (left), in Davos, Switzerland, in January. Photo: ReutersUS President Donald Trump and the director general of World Trade Organisation, Roberto Azevedo (left), in Davos, Switzerland, in January. Photo: Reuters
US President Donald Trump and the director general of World Trade Organisation, Roberto Azevedo (left), in Davos, Switzerland, in January. Photo: Reuters
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