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China Files WTO Complaint Over Latest US Tariffs

The announcement came after the U.S. imposed tariffs on another $16 billion in Chinese goods.
Posted at 4:40 PM, Aug 23, 2018

China's Commerce Ministry announced the country has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization over the latest round of U.S. tariffs. 

The two countries imposed another round of taxes on each other's goods on Thursday ahead of China's announcement, bringing the total to $50 billion worth of import duties from either side. The Trump administration, which initiated the trade dispute, accuses China of unfair trade practices. China has retaliated dollar-for-dollar.

President Donald Trump has proposed tariffs on an additional $200 billion worth of goods. He's also threatened to impose tariffs on as much as $500 billion worth of Chinese goods, which would encompass nearly all U.S. imports from the country.