Still no talks over trade dispute between China, US: MOC

BEIJING – There have not been any bilateral talks over trade frictions betwe

en China and the United States, China’s Ministry of Commerce said Thursday.

The United States submitted a file to the World Trade Organizat

ion on April 17 claiming that they are willing to negotiate over the trade dispute with China.

The US move follows WTO procedures, which order members to respond to a reques

t for settlement from another member within ten days, said MOC spokesperson Gao Feng.

Gao reiterated that US Section 232 and Section 301 measures to slap tariffs on Chinese products seriously violate WTO rules.

Gao said the two sides have not yet held any bilateral tal

ks over the US Section 301 investigation and the proposed US tariff list on Chinese goods.