China's additional WTO complaint over U.S. planned tariffs 'necessary'

Daniel Fowler
July 20, 2018

Meanwhile, Liu Weidong, another expert from the Academy of Social Sciences, who studies USA affairs, told South China Morning Post that China should focus on US domestic policies, such as state governments and the issues that will dominate the mid-term elections to be held later this year, which would help China "change Washington's thinking", according to a July 17 report.

The agreement was reached during the 20th China-EU leaders' meeting.

The U.S. and China are locked in a trade war over American complaints that Chinese companies steal trade secrets and force U.S. firms to hand over technology in return for market access.

State governors discussed ways Thursday to court foreign investment in the wake of President Donald Trump's trade disputes with countries including China, Canada and Mexico.

The current system necessitates global cooperative and multilateral solutions, she said.

Gao refuted the remarks of some USA officials that China should be blamed for the breakdown in negotiations between the two sides. "Rather, the solid trading relationship between Mexico and the USA has led to an integrated regional market where steel and aluminium products support the region's competitiveness in various diverse strategic sectors, such as automotive, aerospace, electric, and electronic", the statement continued.

China on Tuesday refuted US accusations that it has violated WTO rules, saying it would continue to abide by them, and calling on the United States to respect and obey WTO rules.

There is deep skepticism in the European Union about China's commitment to opening its market further, besides concern that it seeks to divide the world's largest trading bloc with its economic influence in Eastern Europe.

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Why is China going to the WTO? If China does not abide by the WTO rules, why is China fully fulfilling its WTO commitments? The country imports only about $115.6 billion in USA goods yearly, according to data from the Office of the U. S. Trade Representative (USTR).

The US' consultations requests were not yet publicly available at press time, though a Geneva trade official confirmed that they should be released at some point this week.

China has taken the case to the World Trade Organisation for arbitration, but it has not yet announced any specific countermeasures.

While the trade war has already engulfed the United States and China, other nations are on the brink of following and effectively destroying the system that has governed global trade since 1995. "When handling key issues, it keeps its word and takes responsibility", the spokesperson said.

And despite sharp and repeated criticism of the global trade body the United States strived to create, Washington filed a WTO complaint against the retaliation by China and others.

He said it was regrettable that the United States had twice abandoned the consensus reached, in May and in June. The United States has relied heavily on trade protectionism.

"High-value crustaceans, tilapia, shrimp, and squid trade flows between the United States and China are expected to slow down".

"China will continue to abide by WTO rules".

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