2 weeks WTO finds US broke trade rules by putting tariffs on China Inquirer
GENEVA --- The World Trade Organization found on Tuesday that the United States breached global trading rules by imposing multibillion-dollar tariffs in President Donald Trump's trade war with China, a ruling that drew anger from Washington. The Trump administration says its tariffs imposed two years ago on more than $200 billion in Chinese goods were justified because China was stealing intellectual property and forcing U.S. companies to transfer technology for access to China's markets. But the WTO's three-member panel said the U.S. duties broke trading rules because they applied only to China and were above maximum rates agreed to by ... more