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Leaked EGA Documents Reveal Differing U.S., China Tariff Phaseout Offers

April 27, 2016 at 1:54 PM
The United States and China appear to have tabled in March differing proposals on tariff phaseouts in the World Trade Organization's plurilateral Environmental Goods Agreement, with the U.S. proposal aligning with phaseouts used in the Information Technology Agreement and the Chinese proposal offering developing countries more protection than developed countries would receive, according to documents obtained by Inside U.S. Trade this week. The U.S. proposal uses the 2015 ITA expansion as a model for tariff phaseout staging, but also...

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