Fears for global trade as Trump fires first shots to kneecap WTO

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Birthday parties for international treaties are never raucous affairs. But when old trade hands gathered in the pavilion of Washington’s Ronald Reagan building on a recent evening to celebrate the 70th birthday of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade – the 1947 document that still guides international commerce – the mood was decidedly maudlin.
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