The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative today announced the United States has launched separate disputes at the World Trade Organization (WTO) against China, the European Union, Canada, Mexico, and Turkey, challenging the tariffs each WTO member imposed in response to U.S. tariff actions on imports of steel and aluminum.
The USTR release states:
The U.S. steel and aluminum duties imposed by President Trump earlier this year are justified under international agreements the United States and its trading partners have approved. However, retaliatory duties on U.S. exports imposed by China, the EU, Canada, Mexico and Turkey are completely without justification under international rules.
The U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum were effective for some WTO members in March 2018, and for others beginning 1 June 2018. In response, the following WTO members have retaliated against products originating in the United States.
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