Brazil, India Are Sources Of Telecom Trade Woes, USTR Says

Law360, New York (April 03, 2013, 7:26 PM ET) -- Acting U.S. Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis on Wednesday voiced concern about trade barriers faced by U.S. telecommunications companies in countries like Brazil, India and Indonesia, saying the USTR's office will continue to try to convince these countries to stop resorting to local content requirements to achieve manufacturing goals.

Marantis’ criticisms came as the USTR released its annual report on the operation and effectiveness of U.S. telecommunications trade agreements, which took issue with hindrances to trade such as Brazil’s finalization of local content and technology requirements imposed...
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