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Wyden: USTR’s e-commerce move a ‘win for China,’ an affront to Congress

October 25, 2023 at 2:09 PM
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative’s decision to rescind its support for key proposals in World Trade Organization e-commerce talks is a “win for China” that contradicts the agency’s mandate from Congress, Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-OR) charged on Wednesday, suggesting lawmakers should consider whether the agency’s role could be reassessed. In a statement, Wyden said USTR was “abandoning our democratic allies” in withdrawing previously stated support for proposals on data flows, data localization and source code,...

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