China Initiates WTO Dispute against Additional US Duties on Chinese Imports

China has requested WTO dispute consultations with the United States concerning additional duties imposed by the United States on imports of Chinese goods that took effect on 1 September. The request was circulated to WTO members on 4 September.

China claims the US duties are inconsistent with the WTO's General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1994 in that they apply solely to products of Chinese origin and exceed the United States' bound duty rates.

 

Jordan Launches Safeguard Investigation on Potato Chips

On 3 September 2019, Jordan notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 1 September 2019 a safeguard investigation on “potato prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid, not frozen”.