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WTO ruling on Section 301 tariffs reinforces its political quandary

September 17, 2020 at 6:44 PM
President Trump has repeatedly used the World Trade Organization as a political punching bag, presiding over an administration that has handicapped one of the WTO’s core functions while calling for fundamental reforms that are unlikely in the near term. A dispute settlement panel’s ruling this week against one of Trump’s landmark trade actions – a slew of Section 301 tariffs on China – further immerses the WTO in a political quandary that has made even its most ardent supporters question...


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