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Expanded Trade War Tools; Olive Dynamics

Expanded Trade War Tools The Trump Administration expanded its areas of attack on the WTO, bringing in questions about procedures and allocation of resources. The multi-pronged attack is intended to further pressure the institution into reform of its appellate process and other perceived deficiencies. There is also concern that countries will try to bypass Washington’s intent to shut down the appellate body next month in the absence of any reforms. WTO Deputy Director General Alan Wolff believes that it will take until 2025 to accomplish reform of the organization, meaning there are years of disruptive politics still to come for the international trade community.   Olive Dynamics Brussels has granted Spanish olive growers...

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