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Azevêdo: Panel ruling on national security should be read as case-specific

April 11, 2019 at 6:51 PM
A dispute settlement panel ruling on the application of the World Trade Organization’s national security exception should not be read as an indication of how future panels will rule, WTO Director General Roberto Azevêdo said on Thursday, tacitly acknowledging that a panel could find U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs to be legitimate national security measures. A WTO panel last week ruled that it could determine if a member’s trade restrictions meet the criteria laid out in Article XXI of...

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