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The WTO Protects Its Power in a Landmark National Security Case

Apr 5, 2019 | 22:57 GMT
The World Trade Organization (WTO) headquarters are seen in Geneva on April 12, 2018.

The World Trade Organization (WTO) headquarters are seen in Geneva on April 12, 2018. A new WTO panel ruling means countries won't be able to invoke national security concerns at will when imposing trade restrictions on others.

(FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

For 25 years, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has not had to rule on a major national security case; now, however, it has -- and that could set a precedent for all future national security-related cases, including trade disputes launched by U.S. President Donald Trump. On April 5, a WTO...

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