The headquarters of the World Trade Organization (WTO) are pictured in Geneva, Switzerland, April 12, 2017.
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Jeffrey J. Schott (PIIE) and Euijin Jung (PIIE)

Trade wars are not as easy to win as President Donald Trump thought. But the United States generally wins trade disputes, particularly against China, when the case is brought to the World Trade Organization. This conclusion from the data is at odds with what Trump has asserted in his threats to pull the United States out of the WTO.

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