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Mavroidis Trade in Goods (2nd ed) lays out early XXI #GATT claims (pp367-375). 1949 Czechoslovakia complained that the US failed to carry out its GATT obligation through its administration of export licences. Excerpts below. Find it here:… 1/
Mr. Evans (US) argued "Article I would not require uniformity of formalities, as applied to different countries, in respect of restrictions imposed for security reasons." 2/
Mr. Shackle (UK) stated under XXI, the US action "would seem to be justified because every country must have the last resort on questions relating to its own security. On the other hand, the CONTRACTING PARTIES should be cautious not to take any step which might have[...] 3/
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001/ [article content in this tweet series 001-180 reproduced with permission from Martin Howe QC of Lawyers for Britain @lawyers4britain]
#quote "Leaving the EU on WTO terms: pulling down the barriers to world trade
Introduction: why prices will FALL after Brexit, not rise" /002
002/ #quote "Over the past couple of weeks, the media have been full of lurid scare stories about what will happen if the UK leaves the EU on WTO terms, because negotiations with the EU do not result in a withdrawal agreement." /003
#tariffs #NoDeal #Brexit #WTO #ProjectFear #shortages #food #medicines
003/ #quote "One of the most ridiculous and UNJUSTIFIED of these absurd scare stories is that it will lead to higher prices, and even shortages, of foods and medicines." /004
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