Washington Post

Trump's China tariffs violate global trade rules, WTO says

When Trump announced last month that he was reimposing the aluminum tariffs, citing an import surge, Canadian officials said they would retaliate against $3.6 billion in U.S. goods, including bicycles, washing machines and refrigerators. Foto: Ethan Miller

President Donald Trump's "America First" policy drew strong pushback on two fronts Tuesday, as the World Trade Organization sided with China in a legal challenge to U.S. tariffs and Canadian threats of retaliation led the United States to abandon plans for a fresh set of import taxes.

The pair of developments - coupled with the release earlier this month of data showing the trade deficit at its worst point in 12 years - reflected the incomplete state of the president's promised globalization overhaul seven weeks before he faces voters...

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