Sep 24, 2020
Trump: Major carmakers sue US government over China tax
Major carmakers are suing the US government over import taxes it has imposed on Chinese parts. The US and China have imposed border taxes on each other's goods and services as part of a trade war. Mercedes-Benz in its filing accused Washington of "Prosecution of an unprecedented, unbounded, and unlimited trade war impacting over $500bn in imports from the People's Republic of China". US President Donald Trump has long accused China of unfair trading practices and intellectual property theft. Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, America's top trade negotiator, said the US "Must be allowed to defend itself against unfair trade practices".
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