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Broader than Brexit: National Security – a widening concept in a protectionist world?

Broader than Brexit: National Security – a widening concept in a protectionist world?

October 16, 2019

In this episode we are joined by Susan Bright (Competition Partner, London), Aline Doussin (International Trade Partner, London) and Lourdes Catrain (International Trade Partner, Brussels) to talk about the interpretation of a "national security" notion under World Trade Organisation rules.

  • What does the term "trade war" mean as a point of international trade?
  • Why have the rules governing when security interests prevail over trade interests – and when they do not – recently come into focus for members of the WTO?
  • What's the single biggest risk resulting from deploying a national security justification in the field of trade?
  • What does this mean for future trade relations between the US, the EU and the UK?