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China challenges Section 301 tariffs at WTO, calling them a ‘gross violation’ of rules

April 4, 2018 at 1:17 PM
China is initiating a dispute with the United States at the World Trade Organization over its Section 301 actions, claiming the Trump administration’s intent to impose tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods is a “gross violation” of the WTO’s fundamental principles. The first step in launching a dispute is to request consultations with another member over alleged WTO violations. Under Article 4.3 of the Dispute Settlement Understanding, the U.S. has 10 days to reply to China’s consultation request...

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