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Does America need the World Trade Organization?

Dec 20, 2016
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President-elect Donald Trump meets with cadets from the Military academies prior to the game between the Navy Midshipmen and the Army Black Nights at M&T Bank Stadium on December 10, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland.   Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images

Does America need the World Trade Organization?

Dec 20, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump meets with cadets from the Military academies prior to the game between the Navy Midshipmen and the Army Black Nights at M&T Bank Stadium on December 10, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland.   Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images
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Donald Trump has little fondness for big global institutions. He’s cast doubt on America’s role in NATO, and World Bank and IMF experts have expressed anxiety about his position toward those groups.  But the one institution from which he has flatly threatened to withdraw is the World Trade Organization. Would that help or hurt American trade? 

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