Steel to soybeans: A timeline of the US-China trade war
Here’s a timeline of the escalating trade tensions between the US and ChinaUpdated: Apr 06, 2018, 15:08 IST
Years of trade tensions between the world’s two biggest economies have taken a turn for the worse since the start of 2018. Now they threaten to boil over into higher levies on hundreds of billions of dollars in bilateral trade.
The US and China have complained to the World Trade Organization about each other more than any other countries, with Beijing issuing 11 complaints against its biggest trading partner since joining the WTO in 2001, and Washington making 22 complaints.
Even with some of these complaints still outstanding, the pair are planning more, and an array of unilateral tariffs covering everything from agricultural produce to aircraft.
Here’s a timeline of major developments this year:
--With assistance from Miao Han