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Camp, Nunes Statements on Failure to Adopt Trade Facilitation Agreement

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Washington, Aug 1 | comments

Washington, DC – Today, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) and Trade Subcommittee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) made the following statements on the failure to adopt the Trade Facilitation Agreement protocol in Geneva:

Rep. Camp:  "India’s actions last night to bring down implementation of the Trade Facilitation Agreement are completely unacceptable and put into doubt its credibility as a responsible trading partner.  As we determine next steps, I am committed to the WTO as an institution, and I hope that we can salvage the Trade Facilitation Agreement, either with or without India." 

Rep. Nunes:  "It's one thing for a country to be a tough negotiator.  It is entirely another to agree to a deal with your trading partners, and then just simply walk away months later, insisting instead on one-sided changes.  That’s what India has done here by going back on its word, running the risk of eliminating any sense of good will toward it."

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