End of free trade myth

Print edition : December 20, 2019

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer with President Donald Trump at the White House on October 7. Photo: Evan Vucci/AP

The collapse of the WTO’s dispute settlement mechanism seems imminent and challenges the very basis of the so-called post-WTO freer trade order.
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