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Commerce Secretary Ross: Premature to Talk WTO Withdrawal

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross (Getty Images)

Monday, 02 July 2018 07:25 AM

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Monday it was “premature” for the United States to discuss any withdrawal from the World Trade Organization.

“WTO knows some reforms are needed. I think there really is a need to update and synchronize its activities and we’ll see where that leads,” Ross told CNBC. “But I think it’s a little premature to talk about simply withdrawing from it.”

U.S. President Donald Trump has sharply criticized the trade organization. Axios last week reported he wants to withdraw from it, drawing a prompt denial on Friday from Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin.

The news website reported on Sunday the Republican president, who has made fighting unfair trade rules a pillar of his presidency, has ordered that legislation be written stipulating a WTO withdrawal.

“We’ve made no secret of our view that there are some reforms needed at the WTO,” Ross said

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U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Monday it was premature for the United States to discuss any withdrawal from the World Trade Organization.
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