U.S. President Donald Trump holds his signed memorandum on intellectual property tariffs on high-tech goods from China, at the White House in Washington, U.S. March 22, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo
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The United States sparred with China at the World Trade Organization Tuesday over the legality of U.S. tariffs in response to alleged theft of U.S. intellectual property.However, the panel also said the U.S. law conformed to WTO rules because the United States had "explicitly, officially, repeatedly and unconditionally" confirmed it would only employ Section 301 tariffs based on the outcome of a WTO dispute.A U.S. official at Tuesday's meeting responded by noting that the United States launched a WTO complaint last week about Chinese licensing practices that the U.S. says appeared to violate the WTO's intellectual property agreement.The other U.S. accusations against China -- including unfair support of investment in U.S. assets to obtain technology -- did not seem to involve the WTO, the U.S. official told the meeting.
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