Trump attacks WTO after it says US tariffs on China broke global trade rules

President says he has to ‘do something’ about the body after it rules that duties on $200bn worth of Chinese goods breached regulations

The United States has described the World Trade Organization as “completely inadequate” after it criticised the Trump administration’s tariffs on China.

The WTO said on Tuesday that the US breached global trading rules by imposing levies on more than $200bn of Chinese goods in the opening salvo of president Donald Trump’s trade war with Beijing two years ago.

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