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Norway, in counter to U.S., says development at ‘heart’ of WTO

April 29, 2019 at 6:18 PM
Norway is defending “special and differential” treatment at the World Trade Organization, arguing in a new paper that it is an “important tool” for development and rebuking as unrealistic the idea of set criteria for accessing benefits, as the U.S. has proposed. WTO members should take a “pragmatic” approach to special and differential treatment, Norway said in its communication, which was made public on Friday. Norway is considered a developed country at the WTO. The U.S. has frequently criticized the...


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