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Azevêdo says U.S. exit from the WTO would deal a 'blow' to U.S. businesses

August 31, 2018 at 3:43 PM
World Trade Organization Director General Roberto Azevêdo on Friday defended the institution as critical to the U.S. economy after President Trump again threatened to withdraw from it. Trump on Thursday said the “WTO was the single-worst trade deal ever made” and added that unless changes were made to the institution, the U.S. might have to end its participation. “And if they don’t shape up, I would withdraw from the WTO,” he said in an Aug. 30 interview with Bloomberg. But...

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