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Analysis: Trump's bonfire of the treaties sweeps towards the WTO

Reuters  |  GENEVA 

By Tom MilesGENEVA (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has the World Trade Organization in a chokehold, and the United States has made clear what he wants: no more judicial rulings that interpret WTO rules to Washington's disadvantage.Trump has effectively engineered a crisis in the WTO's system of settling global disputes by vetoing all appointments of judges to its appeals chamber.True to the president's style, his ambassador to the Geneva-fbased body, Dennis Shea, is unapologetic about shrinking the supreme court of world trade to a size where it will struggle to function."The United States ...

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 18:05 IST
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