WASHINGTON, Aug 13 (KUNA) -- US President Donald Trump threatened Tuesday to pull the United States out of the World Trade Organization if conditions are not improved.
"We will leave if we have to," Trump told a cheering audience of workers at a Shell chemical plant in Pennsylvania.
"We know that they have been screwing us for years and it's not going to happen again," he said.
Trump has made the WTO the target of many previous attacks, and threatened before to withdraw, claiming unfair treatment toward the US and saying Washington does not have to abide by WTO rulings.
Earlier, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced the next steps in the process of imposing an additional tariff of 10 percent on approximately USD 300 billion of Chinese imports.
The Office of the USTR said in a statement that in May, the USTR published a list of products imported from China that would be potentially subject to an additional 10 percent tariff, confirming that this new tariff "will go into effect on September 1 as announced by President Trump on August 1." (Pickup previous)