Is the United States Trying to Undermine the WTO?

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2022
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Balisteri, Edward J.
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Center for Agricultural and Rural Development

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A native of Eustis, Nebraska, Clayton Yeutter (1930–2017) was a tireless advocate for US agriculture. In his roles as the US Trade Representative and Secretary of Agriculture under the Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations, Yeutter oversaw an unprecedented expansion of US agriculture into global markets and negotiated resolutions to bitter trade disputes, which, for example, resulted in the opening of Japanese markets to US beef and citrus. Yeutter envisioned a better way, however, where trade disputes could be resolved fairly under established international law. The World Trade Organization (WTO) emerged as a key component of the Uruguay Round of the renegotiation of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). Yeutter was instrumental in creating the WTO’s dispute-settlement mission—a preeminent legacy. Starting in the mid-1990s, countries could bring trade disputes before the WTO as an impartial referee.
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