U.S. challenges Russia’s response to steel tariff hike

U.S. challenges Russia's response to steel tariff hike

The United States on Wednesday launched a complaint against Russia at the World Trade Organization (WTO), challenging a “special protective measure” imposed on U.S. imports in response to U.S. President, Donald Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminium.

The U.S. said Russia was breaking WTO rules because its additional duties applied only to U.S. imports, and not to goods from any other country and because the rates of duty were higher than the maximum allowed under its WTO membership terms.

Russia has 60 days to settle the dispute, after which the United States could ask the WTO to set up a panel to adjudicate.

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