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U.S. says rejects WTO's 'straitjacket' of trade obligations

March 02, 2019

Excerpt: However, “the United States remains an independent nation, and our trade policy will be made here – not in Geneva. We will not allow the WTO Appellate Body and dispute settlement system to force the United States into a straitjacket of obligations to which we never agreed,” the report said.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration filed another salvo at the World Trade Organization on Friday, saying U.S. trade policy was not going to be dictated by the international body and defending its use of tariffs to pressure China and other trade partners.

[David Lawder, Alexandra Alper | March 1, 2019 | Reuters]


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