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USTR backs U.S. withdrawal from WTO procurement agreement

February 26, 2020 at 3:55 PM
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer is skeptical of the benefits afforded to U.S. entities under the World Trade Organization’s Government Procurement Agreement, Inside U.S. Trade has learned, and backs a plan to leave it. Earlier this month Bloomberg reported that Trump administration officials were considering a draft executive order that would enable the U.S. to exit the pact if it was not significantly reformed. The plurilateral deal, which includes the U.S. and 47 other WTO members (counting the EU,...

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