World Briefs: US tariffs: Seoul complains to WTO

US tariffs: Seoul complains to WTO

GENEVA • South Korea formally lodged a complaint with the World Trade Organisation, a filing published by the WTO showed yesterday, after the Trump administration slapped steep tariffs on imported large residential washing machines in the United States.

Meanwhile, LG Electronics will raise the prices of most of its washing machines in the US, the South Korean company said on Wednesday.

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Opioid mailed into US from China

WASHINGTON • Illegal shipments of fentanyl, a powerful and addictive opioid, are pouring into the US by mail from China and the US Postal Service must step up the use of high-tech detection methods to fight the problem, says a congressional report unveiled on Wednesday. Permanent Investigations Subcommittee staff said they identified 500 online transactions involving fentanyl, with a street value of about US$766 million (S$1 billion).

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 26, 2018, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe