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Stakeholders: IP issues may hold up NAFTA unless TPP chapter is reused

May 03, 2018 at 5:26 PM
A slew of intellectual property issues stand in the way of U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer's goal of concluding the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement by the end of the month, and stakeholders say the push to quickly wrap up the talks could mean negotiators fall back to language the three parties agreed to in the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The auto rule of origin is seen as the biggest roadblock to getting a deal, and some stakeholders believe...

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