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U.S. agrees to enter into WTO consultations with China over 232, 301 tariffs

April 17, 2018 at 12:24 PM
The United States has agreed to hold consultations with China at the World Trade Organization over its Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum as well as its proposed tariffs stemming from the Section 301 investigation into China’s intellectual property practices, but maintains that there is no basis in WTO rules for China to request consultations in the first place. In an April 17 communication, the U.S. said Beijing’s April 5 request for consultations over the Section 232 national security...

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