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Officials: Plurilateral e-commerce deal could be struck if WTO members don’t agree to a work program

December 11, 2017 at 9:56 PM
BUENOS AIRES – Some World Trade Organization members are preparing to launch plurilateral negotiations on e-commerce rules if countries gathered at the 11th ministerial here don’t agree to a new work program, according to officials attending the negotiations. The U.S. has neither endorsed nor opposed a plurilateral negotiation. Sources here said the U.S. could let other WTO members write the rules on e-commerce and sit out a plurilateral negotiation, but they speculated that doing so would not serve U.S. interests...

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