US-China trade dispute may represent an opportunity for Antigua-Barbuda

By Caribbean News Now contributor

GENEVA, Switzerland — In July, the Trump administration launched separate trade disputes against World Trade Organisation (WTO) members China, the European Union, Canada, Mexico and Turkey, challenging retaliatory tariffs imposed by the five nations following the imposition of US duties on steel and aluminium.

These five new disputes join a total of 35 pending cases before the WTO in which the US is the complainant and 57 in which the US is the respondent, and follow a dispute filed in April by China concerning certain US duties imposed on imports of steel and aluminium products.

In August, China filed another dispute concerning additional duties applied by the United States on imports of Chinese goods.

Some 15 years ago, the US…

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