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Former WTO Appellate Body head: Section 232 tariffs ‘very difficult’ to defend

May 29, 2019 at 8:30 AM
A former chairman of the World Trade Organization’s Appellate Body said this week that the U.S. Section 232 tariffs, which have been justified by the administration as necessary for national security, will be “very difficult” to defend in Geneva “Frankly I think, if I were a lawyer … I wouldn’t accept to take such a case -- not only on moral aspects, but I think it would be very difficult to make it prevail,” Georges Abi-Saab told Reuters . The...

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