China resorts to WTO to sanction US over dumping violations
A truck transports a container at the Yangshan Deep-Water Port in Shanghai, April 10, 2018. [Photo: IC]
China has applied to the World Trade Organization (WTO) on Tuesday to impose 7 billion USD a year in sanctions on the US in retaliation for Washington's non-compliance with a ruling in a dispute over US dumping duties.
It's the first time China has asked for permission to retaliate for a different country's failure to comply with a dispute ruling since joining the WTO in 2001.