China initiates WTO dispute complaint against US tariffs on steel, aluminium products

Today, China has requested WTO dispute consultations with the United States concerning certain US duties imposed on imports of steel and aluminium products.

China claims the duties of 25% and 10% on imports of steel and aluminium products respectively are inconsistent with provisions of the WTO’s General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1994 and of the Agreement on Safeguards. The duties have been adopted through a number of legal instruments, including pursuant to Section 232 of the US Trade Expansion Act.

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