KIEV. August 23. UNN. China on Thursday said it will submit a complaint to the world trade organization (WTO) against new U.S. duties on Chinese goods for a total volume of 16 billion US dollars for the proceedings. This is with reference to the message of the Ministry of Commerce of China said Xinhua, reports UNN.

Lodging a complaint under the dispute settlement mechanism of the WTO, China defends free trade and the multilateral system, as well as their legitimate rights and interests, said the representative of the Ministry of Commerce of the PRC.

Deliberately imposing duties on Thursday, the US obviously violated the rules of the WTO, said in a statement.

“China is firmly opposed to this and have again to take the necessary countermeasures,” – said in the message.

As reported UNN, duties of 25% on imported from China in the USA goods which total cost is estimated at $ 16 billion, introduced today, August 23. China imposed the duties in response to 25% on American goods.

Recall that Turkey filed a complaint against US in the WTO because of duties.