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Ross pledges to design 'model trade agreement,' calls for systematic re-examination of deals

January 18, 2017 at 7:18 PM
President-elect Trump’s pick for Commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, said on Wednesday that he wants to overhaul how the U.S. negotiates free trade agreements, urging a “systematic re-examination” process that would assess where a deal falls short and listing reciprocity and simultaneity of concessions as two of the principles he wants to include in his model. “I think there are a number of these conceptual issues that have not been present in prior trade agreements but I would hope that, if...

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