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NOV 03, 2023 | GLOBAL | US

BSA’s Joseph Whitlock Discusses USTR’s Decision To Withdraw From Digital Trade Demands in WTO Talks

Inside Trade, November 3, 2023

By Brett Fortnam 

The USTR’s decision to withdraw from digital trade demands was criticized by U.S. lawmakers from both parties as well as business groups and trade groups, such as BSA.

"We are forgoing the opportunity to prevent other countries or discipline other countries from denying the United States access to knowledge, access to information, access to data that the United States needs to make informed decisions, to prepare for the future,” Whitlock said. “And that puts the U.S. in a very weak position. Allowing other countries to impede that access for any reason or no reason at all in a way that derogates from the accomplishments of the past in terms of norms of non-discrimination is a mistake.”


Original Posting: https://insidetrade.com/share/178284



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