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Cablegate: Sri Lanka Will Co-Sponsor U.S. Wto Taft Goods Negotiating

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E.O 12958: N/A
TAGS: ECON ETRD WTO CE
SUBJECT: SRI LANKA WILL CO-SPONSOR U.S. WTO TAFT GOODS NEGOTIATING
TEXT

REF: A) STATE 20817 B) COLOMBO 327

1. Summary: Sri Lanka will co-sponsor the U.S. WTO textiles,
apparel, footwear and travel (TAFT) goods proposal on labeling. End
Summary.

2. Department of Commerce Director of Multilateral Trade Affairs
Gomi Senadheera informed Post that he has instructed the Sri Lanka
Mission to the WTO in Geneva to co-sponsor the U.S. negotiating text
on reducing non-tariff barriers related to labeling of TAFT goods in
the WTO Doha Round negotiations on non agricultural market access.

Blake

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