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U.S. refuses to endorse OECD language on trade, issues separate statement

June 8, 2017 at 6:06 PM
The United States this week refused to agree to language in a statement on international trade at the OECD ministerial in Paris, instead opting to issue a separate statement focused on trade enforcement. Without having the support of the U.S., the chair of the OECD ministerial opted to issue another statement that endorsed numerous aspects of trade policy, including resisting protectionism. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer represented the U.S. at the June 7-8 ministerial. The chair's statement was on "international...

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