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The question of Brexit and “trade remedies” is suddenly of urgent importance

Trade remedies are the heavy artillery in a trade war. But will Britain have them in place by the time it leaves Europe?  

By George Peretz  

One effect of the threat of war is that the issue of whether a country’s armed forces are in a fit state to fight climbs up the political agenda. Similarly, the threat of a trade war resulting from the Trump administration’s policies and from concerns as to the effects of China’s industrial strategy has made the question of trade remedies vitally important: in a trade war, trade remedies are the heavy artillery.

For the UK, the renewed focus on trade remedies comes just as the…

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