China files WTO complaint over latest round of U.S. Tariffs

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UPDATED 11:25 AM PST – Mon. September 2, 2019

China files a complaint against the U.S. with the World Trade Organization.

In this Aug. 6, 2019, photo, a container ship is docked a port in Qingdao in eastern China’s Shandong province. U.S. President Donald Trump angrily escalated his trade fight with China on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, raising retaliatory tariffs and ordering American companies to consider alternatives to doing business there. (Chinatopix via AP)

The Chinese Commerce Ministry confirmed Beijing filed the complaint over the latest round of tariffs which went into effect over the weekend.

The Trump administration imposed a 15% tariff on roughly $112 billion worth of Chinese goods on Sunday, and China responded with a 10% tariff on U.S. crude.

The WTO complaint alleges the U.S. violated agreements made at the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan in June.

Another round of tariffs is set to go into effect between the two countries in December.