A fully-fledged trade war between China and the US would have “a severe impact on the global economy”, the World Trade Organisation head has told the BBC.There was a risk global growth could fall “very quickly”, WTO director-general Roberto Azevedo warned.His comments follow the US and China announcing proposed tariffs against one another, as Washington and Beijing ramp up the rhetoric on trade.The WTO now faced one of its toughest periods, Mr Azevedo said.
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