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Trump's China Tariffs Likely to Be Investigated by the WTO

  • Tariffs cover $250 billion in Chinese exports to the U.S.
  • China says the tariffs violate WTO most favored nation rules
Bloomberg business news
Catherine Yeung, investment director at Fidelity International, discusses the U.S.-China trade negotiations.(Source: Bloomberg)
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Tensions between the U.S. and China are about to get more complicated, with the World Trade Organization poised to begin an investigation into President Donald Trump’s tariffs on $250 billion of Chinese goods.

On Monday, the Geneva-based arbiter of trade disputes will likely launch an inquiry into whether the U.S. duties run afoul of a requirement that all WTO members give each other the same tariff treatment, as China asserts.