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Rep. DelBene fears China’s inclusion in e-commerce initiative could hinder talks

March 4, 2019 at 6:05 PM
Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA) on Monday criticized China’s inclusion in the e-commerce plurilateral negotiations that a group of 76 World Trade Organization members will launch this month, saying that China’s participation opens the door for obstruction and a weaker deal. The U.S., China, the European Union and its member states, and Japan are among the WTO members that announced in January their intent to launch plurilateral negotiations on new e-commerce rules. The U.S. is hoping to secure commitments for the...

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