A revived WTO offers the best defence against Donald Trump’s assault on trade

Jean-Pierre Lehmann says the global trade order anchored by the WTO needs to be fair, equal and open, not abandoned

While Trump is undoubtedly an unmitigated catastrophe for the global trade agenda, policymakers and business leaders should realise that, to paraphrase Shakespeare in Julius Caesar, “The fault is not just in The Donald / But in ourselves, that we are underlings”.

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