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WTO is most worrying target of Trump's trade talk: Lamy

Reuters  |  GENEVA 

By Tom MilesGENEVA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's protectionist rhetoric is turning into a systemic threat to the World Trade Organization, former WTO chief Pascal Lamy said in an interview.Under Trump, the United States has blocked new appointments of judges at what is effectively the world's supreme court for trade. That might not matter in normal times, but the WTO is already short of judges, litigation is piling up, and the system is nearing breaking point.Trade diplomats are shocked by the U.S. tactics and in little doubt that it's part of Trump's attempt to tilt the global ...

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First Published: Tue, November 14 2017. 21:38 IST
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