The Trump administration’s latest tariff action isn’t necessarily unprecedented. But that doesn’t make it any less exceptional.
Kathleen Claussen is Associate Professor at the University of Miami School of Law. Prior to joining the Miami Law faculty, she was Associate General Counsel at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. She was previously Legal Counsel at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague. Professor Claussen’s primary teaching areas and research interests include: international economic law, dispute settlement & procedure, and international security and cybersecurity issues. Her work has been published in the Yale Law Journal, the Yale Journal of International Law, the American Journal of International Law Unbound, among others.
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The recent trade agreements have done little to advance toward greater cooperation on the tit-for-tat tariff battles.
Congress may get involved as conflicts over trade escalate.