July 16, 2013
by Reuters

A U.S. industry group accused China on Tuesday of jeopardizing international negotiations to eliminate tariffs on close to 260 technology products by asking to exclude more than 100 of the products from the proposed deal to protect domestic manufacturers.

China is one of 20 World Trade Organization members, along with the United States and the 27-nation European Union, that has been negotiating for months to expand the 1996 Information Technology Agreement (ITA).

The original pact eliminated tariffs on computers, semiconductors, software, fax machines, telephones and other information technology goods among member countries.

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