The World Trade Organization (WTO) is blaming the United States. The import duties on Chinese goods that the country imported in 2018 are in violation of international trade rules, according to the trade organization.
According to the WTO, the US has not been able to demonstrate that the measures were necessary.
In 2018, the US introduced import tariffs of 25 percent on Chinese goods with a total value of 550 billion euros. According to President Donald Trump, they were necessary, because according to him China pursues an unfair trade policy.
The WTO ruling has no direct consequences. The Americans have 60 days to appeal the decision.