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U.S., EU To Increase Tariffs Subject To Immediate Elimination, But Clash On Eliminating All

April 29, 2016 at 4:27 PM
United States and European Union negotiators this week slightly increased the number of tariffs that would go to zero immediately when a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership went into effect, but clashed over whether tariffs for very sensitive items would ultimately be eliminated in such a deal. They spoke at an April 29 press conference at the end of the 13th negotiating round. EU chief negotiator Ignacio Garcia Bercero said that negotiators had agreed to eliminate close to 90 percent...

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