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Pretextual Protectionism? The Perils of Invoking the WTO National Security Exception

On Wednesday, Axios wrote a piece outlining how President Trump’s own statements could threaten his trade policy objectives: “President Trump wants to invoke a national security provision to stop the ‘dumping’ of cheap steel into America, but trade lawyers believe Trump's public statements —and dubious legal reasoning—could expose the administration to significant legal problems.”

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