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United States faces grilling over its trade policies in Geneva

The United States’ trade policy is this week’s focus at the World Trade Organization in Geneva. The country’s trade policy review happens in principle every two years. Given recent developments and the United States’ global status, the TPR attracted particularly strong interest from other members of the global trade institution. …

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WTO panel rules US Section 232 steel, aluminium tariffs illegal

Panellists in the dispute settlement cases brought by China, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey in an almost coordinated fashion after 2018 could no longer delay the publication of perhaps the politically most salient case in the World Trade Organization’s twenty-seven year history: the United States Section 232 steel and aluminium tariffs. …

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INTERVIEW: WTO members need ways to ‘agree to disagree’ on security

Members of the World Trade Organization are increasingly using security as a reason to restrict trade and investment in a discriminatory way. Borderlex’s Iana Dreyer spoke to Mona Paulsen about how they can be made – somewhat – accountable for not abusing their powers. *** Recently described as a ‘black …