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New USTR trade agenda dismisses WTO dispute settlement authority, says U.S. to stress 'sovereignty'

March 1, 2017 at 1:53 AM
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, in its annual trade policy agenda to be published Wednesday, says the U.S. under President Trump will rely less on the World Trade Organization's dispute settlement system and instead will “aggressively defend American sovereignty over matters of trade policy,” according to a draft obtained by Inside U.S. Trade . “Ever since the United States won its independence, it has been a basic principle of our country that American citizens are subject only to...

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