USA wins WTO case against China
World Trade Organisation (WTO) arbitrators have ruled in favour of the USA in the case regarding Chinese import restrictions of US music, films and books. The case confirms an earlier ruling in August, which China had appealed.
Failure to bring its practices into line with international trade law could lead to commercial sanctions against China and Chinese goods.
The USA also has another case against China in relation to alleged price manipulation of key raw materials used in the production of steel and aluminium. The European Union and Mexico have joined the USA in accusing China of unfairly favouring their domestic industry by setting export quotas on materials such as coke, bauxite, magnesium and silicon metal.
China also has a couple of cases against the USA on trade issues involving poultry goods and tyres.