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The Trump Tariffs on China: A Perilous Moment

The Trump administration’s announcement that it will move to impose new tariffs on about $60 billion in Chinese imports is shocking, but not unexpected. The administration has been signaling for months that it was readying far more aggressive trade actions, especially against China. It has made it abundantly clear in both words and actions that the United States will no longer be handcuffed by the rules of the World Trade Organization, which forbid such unilateral sanctions. Read More

March 12, 2018

World Trade Organization (WTO)
The Promising Future of the WTO: A Response from the Deputy Director-General

The WTO faces real challenges, but reports of its death are exaggerated. Here's the path forward.

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March 9, 2018

World Trade Organization (WTO)
Trump, China, and Steel Tariffs: The Day the WTO Died

President Donald Trump's decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum will destroy an already weakened World Trade Organization.

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March 1, 2018

Donald Trump, Steel Tariffs, and the Costs of Chaos

Donald Trump's decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum is the most significant set of U.S. import restrictions in nearly half a century. It will have huge consequences for the global trading order.

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