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Trade row on electronics?

January 11, 2008

The US is considering action against the European Union with the World Trade Organization over tariffs the EU imposes on some electronics products, Trade Representative has told the CES in Las Vegas.

Schwab said the US is talking to other countries who also feel that EU tariffs on products like set-top boxes are a violation of the Information Technology Agreement, which has been in place since 1997. The ITA is adhered to by 70 WTO members that account for about 97 per cent of world trade in technology products to eliminate tariffs on IT goods such as computers and computer parts

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