Review of worldwide retaliation against US-initiated global trade battle

Review of worldwide retaliation against US-initiated global trade battle

In part to press Ankara to release U.S. Evangelical pastor Andrew Brundson, Trump raised tariffs on Turkish steel to 50 percent, and aluminum duties to 20 percent. United States officials say such action is necessary because the WTO lacks the capacity to deal with China's problematic trade methods.

According to a poll by Reuters, Chinese residents at the street level are largely unbothered by US President Trump's bluster and swapping of trade war rhetoric with China, though some mixed feelings on exactly how China should respond to the US. It said on May 14 it had issued a request to the WTO for a dispute settlement process with Washington.

The US subsidies have given an unfair advantage to domestic companies and "damaged the legitimate rights and interests of China's renewable energy companies", it said.

They include Wang Huning, the party's chief ideologue, who helped craft the propaganda message trumpeting China's rise that is now being criticized in China for alarming the West; Vice President Wang Qishan, Mr. Xi's most powerful lieutenant, who appears to have distanced himself from trade policy in recent months; and Liu He, the Harvard-trained vice premier handling the stalled negotiations with the United States. It has attempted to recruit European and other governments as allies against Washington, but they echo USA complaints about Chinese market barriers and industrial policy.

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On June 21, India raised tariffs on US goods including soya oil, palm olein oil and cashew nuts. One Chinese executive told Reuters that US solar tariffs were a "sideshow" and had little effect on Chinese business.

Trump responded immediately to the EU's move by threatening a 20 percent tariff on cars assembled in the European Union and sold to the United States.

On July 6, USA tariffs on 34 billion dollars of Chinese goods came into force, and China responded by enacting tariffs on 34 billion dollars of goods it buys from the United States. It said a formal complaint was filed Tuesday with the WTO in Geneva.

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