Published: Sat, August 17, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Trump threatens to pull U.S. from WTO if we have to

Trump threatens to pull U.S. from WTO if we have to

During a visit to Pennsylvania, the president announced, "We know the WTO has been screwing us for years".

Earlier in July, Trump had asked the WTO to define how it designates developing country status, a move aimed at singling out countries like China, Turkey and India which are getting lenient treatment under global trade rules.

While Trump has previously targeted India- describing it as "tariff king" for imposing high duties on United States goods-this is the first time he has named India and China together in the WTO context.

As for China, it is now engaged in an trade war with the USA after Trump announced punitive tariffs on Chinese goods, and Beijing retaliated with a ban on United States agriculture imports. "We are not letting that happen anymore", he said.

"Of all the things we could invest in, of all the things we should be prioritizing, of all the companies we should be giving our taxpayer money to, this seems like the worst of all worlds", said David Masur, executive director of PennEnvironment, a statewide environmental advocacy organization. "Well, they've grown", he said and warned that the U.S. will not let such countries to take advantage of the WTO.

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When commenting on the recent statement by US President Donald Trump, who warned that America might leave the WTO, Peskov stressed that "this is the internal affair of the United States" and recalled that "Russia is a member of the WTO with all the consequences that come with it". Right? They're "growing nations".

Donald Trump has threatened to withdraw from the WTO.

Trump, addressing a gathering in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, said India and China are too advanced to be considered developing nations and should not be allowed the associated benefits granted to them by the World Trade Organization (WTO).

The WTO is an intergovernmental organisation that regulates worldwide trade between nations.

He has also repeatedly called the WTO a "catastrophe" and a "disaster" for the US.

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