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China prevails in WTO challenge of U.S. Section 301 tariffs

September 15, 2020 at 1:00 PM
A World Trade Organization dispute settlement panel on Tuesday ruled U.S. Section 301 tariffs on Chinese goods violate WTO rules, rejecting U.S. claims that the two sides had reached a mutual resolution to the case and that the duties were needed to protect public morals. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, however, said the ruling justified the Trump administration’s actions by proving the WTO was unable to address China’s illicit trade practices. “This panel report confirms what the Trump Administration has...

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