Why is the EU imposing new tariffs on electric vehicles made in China? | News

China accuses Brussels of protectionism, EU says Chinese subsidies unfair.

The European Union plans to impose tough new tariffs on electric vehicles made in China, which Beijing says is pure protectionism.

There is also division in the EU over the plan between German carmakers and others highly exposed to the Chinese market.

So what's behind the dispute? Could it lead to a broader trade war?


Tom McRae


Andy Mok – senior researcher at the Center for China and Globalization

Ferdinand Dudenhoeffer – director of the Automotive Research Center

Vicky Pryce, senior economic adviser at the Center for Business and Economic Research

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