THE UNITED States faces another World Trade Organisation battle over tariffs, this time with Thailand over Washington's intention to waive clothing duties on exports from South American countries. The Thai government has warned that its industries will suffer heavily if the US waives duties on garments and footwear exported from Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela. The Thais also claim that the United States is acting unlawfully by undercutting tariffs that Thai products enjoy under its WTO Most Favoured Nation status. In exchange for ...

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