Trump’s World Trade War: the need for a rules-based response

6 March 2018

The United States is threatening the multilateral trading system with a World Trade War - a combination of aggressive unilateral trade restrictions and a wilful disabling of the rules-based dispute settlement system of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Other WTO Members must unite around a coordinated response.

Jens Hillebrand Pohl

Jens Hillebrand Pohl is a Max Planck PhD scholarship holder, a Swedish government-funded researcher and a lecturer ad hoc in the Department of International and European Law at Maastricht University, Faculty of Law. He is currently a visiting research fellow at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, a former visiting researcher (scientific guest) at the Max Planck Institute for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law, and a frequent guest lecturer, including at the United Nations University and the College of Europe. He is also an independent legal practitioner, expert counsel, an English and Irish solicitor and a member of the New York Bar.