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‘Model’ African trade deal still in incipient stage, USTR official says

July 10, 2018
After nearly six months, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer’s plan for a trade agreement with an African country that can serve as a “model” for the region remains embryonic, a USTR official said on Tuesday, adding that the U.S. was not seeking to disrupt African economic integration through bilateral deals. “It’s still very early -- we’re meeting with our ministers for the first time tomorrow, [Lighthizer is] going to start those conversations, and that’s the exciting thing: We’ll see where...


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