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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 22 July 2018

China lodges tariff case at WTO against the US

US imposed tariffs on $34bn of each other's imports on Friday 

China has lodged a case to the World Trade Organisation against the US over slapping import duties Jason Lee / Reuters
China has lodged a case to the World Trade Organisation against the US over slapping import duties Jason Lee / Reuters

China has lodged a case against the United States over slapping import duties to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), its commerce ministry said on Friday.

The United States and China slapped tit-for-tat duties on $34 billion worth of each other's imports on Friday, with Beijing accusing Washington of triggering the "largest-scale trade war" as the world's two biggest economies sharply escalated their conflict.

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