The Chinese Ministry of Commerce said it will file a complaint with the World Trade Organization against U.S. tariffs on 16 billion U.S. dollars worth of Chinese goods under the Section 301 investigation.
By launching the complaint under the WTO dispute settlement mechanism, China is to safeguard free trade and multilateral mechanisms as well as its legitimate rights and interests.
Beijing claims that by imposing the tariffs on Thursday, the United States has violated WTO rules.
The latest round has brought to 50 billion U.S. dollars the value of imports subjected to tariffs on either side since early July.
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