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Next on Trump's hit list: WTO

Rice-planting in South Korea. The US move against WTO rules may damage South Korea's farm sector, in which it enjoys privileges as a developing country. Under the status, the country is allowed to impose duties of up to 513 per cent on imported rice
Rice-planting in South Korea. The US move against WTO rules may damage South Korea's farm sector, in which it enjoys privileges as a developing country. Under the status, the country is allowed to impose duties of up to 513 per cent on imported rice and provide subsidies to local farmers.PHOTO: EPA-AFE

Asia News Network writers examine Trump's statement on the WTO and the way forward. Here are excerpts.

Editorial
The Korea Herald, South Korea

South Korea seems under siege, encountering multiple challenges in diplomacy, trade and security. It is further troubling to see US President Donald Trump, who otherwise should help his country's longtime ally overcome the difficulties, is adding to its risk factors.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 04, 2019, with the headline 'Next on Trump's hit list: WTO'. Print Edition | Subscribe