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Trump’s National Security Claim for Tariffs Sets Off Crisis at W.T.O.

Pascal Lamy, former general director of the WTO and president emeritus of the Jacques Delors Institute, brings an expert eye to the current situation of world trade.

|   12/08/2018               |   NY Times             |   Lamy Pascal             |   Economics and finance

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s embrace of sweeping tariffs has frustrated allies, lawmakers and businesses across the globe. But its most lasting impact could be to hobble the World Trade Organization.

The global trade group has been thrust into an uncomfortable — and potentially damaging — role as chief judge in an intense fight among its most powerful members.

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