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Qatar: Nation Pushes Forward in World Trade Organization Dispute

MIN READOct 13, 2017 | 15:04 GMT

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Qatar has decided that calling in the World Trade Organization (WTO) is the best way to push back against its neighbors. On July 31, Qatar brought a case against the United Arab Emirates in response to measures that the country -- along with Bahrain, Egypt and Saudi Arabia -- recently put in place against the small nation. On Oct. 12, the WTO released a document showing that Qatar had requested a dispute panel for its case. But the issues between Qatar and the other countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) haven't faded, and this latest move is not likely to bring a particularly fast resolution....

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