WTO 'unfair' to US: Trump

ANI | Updated: Apr 06, 2018 23:21 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 6 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump on Friday said that the World Trade Organisation (WTO) was 'very unfair' to the United States and claimed that the international body was giving 'undue advantages' to China.

Trump took to his Twitter handle and said, "China, which is a great economic power, is considered a Developing Nation within the World Trade Organization. They therefore get tremendous perks and advantages, especially over the U.S. Does anybody think this is fair. We were badly represented. The WTO is unfair to U.S."

The comments made by Trump comes at a time, when the US and China are in the middle of a trade war, with the two countries threatening each other with tariffs.

On Thursday, Trump said that he had asked a top trade official to consider tariffs on an additional USD 100 billion in Chinese goods, on top of the USD 50 billion already proposed.

On the other hand, China responded by opening a WTO challenge to the proposed tariffs. The request for consultations is the first step to opening a WTO dispute.

The US President has been a vocal critic of the WTO earlier. He has repeatedly said that Washington D.C. is not being given "fair treatment" and that all other countries, including China, were "gaining the upper hand." (ANI)