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U.S., EU, Japan suggest changes to WTO subsidies agreement

January 14, 2020 at 11:20 AM
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and his European and Japanese counterparts on Tuesday identified what they call gaps in World Trade Organization rules on subsidies and suggested ways to tighten those rules and address several longstanding U.S. complaints. Lighthizer met with EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan and Japanese Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Kajiyama Hiroshi on Tuesday morning, resuming trilateral discussions launched in May 2018 to strengthen WTO rules on non-market economies, industrial subsidies and forced technology transfer policies. Tuesday’s...

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