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Business groups warn new China tariffs could face legal challenges

September 07, 2018 at 3:30 PM
Proposed tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods will not only hurt consumers and fail to change Beijing’s behavior -- they could also be illegal, major industry groups said this week. “We are skeptical the $200 billion tariffs will be upheld in court if challenged,” Gary Shapiro, CEO and president of the Consumer Technology Association, said in a statement on Friday. President Trump has imposed tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods using his authority under the Trade...

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