China filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization Monday over President Trump’s latest salvo in the growing trade war between the two superpowers.
China was responding to a list of thousands of Chinese goods worth $200 billion that could face 10 percent tariffs that the Trump administration released on July 10.
Experts say the trade war officially started on July 6 when the United States imposed tariffs on Chinese goods worth $34 billion. Beijing immediately responded with its own tariffs on American goods of equal value.
The retaliatory tariffs that China enacted that day targeted cars and major agricultural goods including soybeans, a major Illinois export.
At the time, China’s Commerce Ministry warned that China would have to respond with “necessary countermeasures” without providing details, according to CNN.
Morning Shift digs into what the impact the tit-for-tat between China and the U.S. could have on workers and businesses in Illinois and beyond.
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