ITC To Examine Duty-Free Access For Poor Countries

Law360, New York (July 8, 2011, 3:30 PM EDT) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission said Friday that it has launched an investigation into the economic effects of allowing products from the world's poorest countries to enter the U.S. duty-free.

 A final report is scheduled to be released in February but will not be made public, the commission said.

U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk requested the probe on June 16. According to Kirk, the members of the World Trade Organization agreed in 2005 to provide duty-free, quota-free market access to products from the world's least-developed countries,...
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