The World Trade Organization (WTO) announced on Thursday that China has formally filed a trade complaint against the United States, contesting Washington’s export restrictions on chips. China’s trade ministry made the announcement earlier this week, claiming that American restrictions “jeopardized the stability of the global industrial supply chains.”
In response to American chip export controls, China has filed a trade complaint against the US at the WTO. A major China trade organization complained after the United States imposed a broad package of measures in October intended to cripple China’s semiconductor industry. According to Adam Hodge, a spokesman for the office of the US Trade Representative, “We have received a request for consultations from the (People’s Republic of China) pertaining to specific U.S. activities affecting semiconductors.”
Days after a WTO decision against Washington in a different case involving metal tariffs, which had been brought by China among others, China has filed a protest about U.S. chip export restrictions. The WTO’s conclusions were rejected by the United States, a frequent target of WTO criticism.