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U.S. FTAs not built to tackle supply-chain troubles, USTR officials tell GAO

February 6, 2023 at 10:19 AM
Most U.S. trade agreements were not crafted to address supply-chain weaknesses like those revealed during the pandemic -- and may require renegotiation to retrofit them for current challenges, according to U.S. trade officials cited in a new report by the Government Accountability Office. In a study released last week, GAO examined recent diplomatic efforts by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, as well as the Commerce and the State departments, to strengthen U.S. supply chains -- efforts launched by...

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