*HONG KONG/GENEVA: China lodges complaint against United States at the World Trade Organization forum over $300 billion goods duties.*
China has lodged a complaint against the United States at the World Trade Organization over US import duties, the Chinese Commerce Ministry said on Monday.
The United States began imposing 15pc tariffs on a variety of Chinese goods on Sunday and China began imposing new duties on US crude oil, the latest escalation in their trade war.
China did not release details of its legal case but said the US tariffs affected $300 billion of Chinese exports.