The Chinese government is planning retaliatory sanctions after the United States failed to comply with a World Trade Organization ruling earlier this year.
WTO appeals judges ruled in July that if the United States did not fully comply with a trade body ruling about tariffs it put on Chinese solar panels, wind towers, and steel cylinders, Beijing was free to impose their own retaliatory sanctions. The ruling also said the United States must accept Chinese prices to measure subsidies, even though USTR viewed those prices as “distorted”.
However, the Trump administration is challenging the WTO’s ruling, stating China receives easier treatment at the WTO, while they subsidize manufactured goods and dump them on world markets. Experts believe this is all part of Trump’s plan to force China into more fair and sustainable trade practices.