In the arena of global trade, a significant ruling reverberates, the World Trade Organization has pronounced its judgment on China's stance. The verdict, revealed in a report, proclaims that China's imposition of additional duties on US imports stands incongruent with its WTO commitments. This reprisal was sparked by US tariffs on steel and aluminum, kindling a trade feud with international repercussions.Back in 2018, the United States, under the administration of former President Donald Trump, kindled the flames by introducing tariffs of 25% on steel imports and 10 % on aluminum imports from China. In the aftermath, China retaliated with a diverse spectrum of duties on US imports, encompassing items as diverse as pork, fruits, and scrap metal.In the annals of trade disputes, the WTO had previously ruled against the US action, branding it a breach of WTO norms. However, the winds of change, heralded by the administration of President Joe Biden, did not result in the withdrawal of these metal tariffs.China's commerce ministry responded, indicating a meticulous review of the WTO report. Yet, it did not shy away from reproach, lambasting the US and extolling its own measures. Asserting its position, it called for an immediate lifting of the tariffs.Conversely, the Office of the US Trade Representative embraced the WTO's proclamation. It expressed satisfaction with the verdict, emphasizing that the report acknowledged the US's stance on steel and aluminum tariffs as "security measures." Furthermore, it denounced China's countermove as a "sham 'safeguard' tariff," evoking the essence of false pretense.