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G7 trade ministers push WTO reform, export controls, critical minerals

April 4, 2023 at 6:35 PM
Following their meetings on Tuesday, the G7 trade ministers are pushing for progress on World Trade Organization reform – including by endorsing upcoming deadlines for dispute settlement reform and concluding the plurilateral e-commerce talks – as well as for continued cooperation on issues the U.S. frequently invokes in its efforts to counter China, such as economic coercion, export controls on high-tech products and reducing supply chain dependency on Beijing. The ministers met virtually and were hosted by Japan, this year’s...

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