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Analysts contest legality of countries’ retaliation for U.S. Section 232 measures

June 08, 2018 at 2:09 PM
While World Trade Organization members may not be not following the letter of WTO law in levying duties against the United States for its imposition of tariffs on steel and aluminum, the politics surrounding those tariffs could render any WTO infractions moot, trade analysts tell Inside U.S. Trade. The European Union, Canada and other WTO members are justifying new tariffs on U.S. goods as a “rebalancing of concessions” allowed under Article 8 of the WTO’s Safeguards Agreement after the...

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