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U.S. will not cede leadership in Latin America to 'authoritarian' states - commerce chief

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LIMA (Reuters) - U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Thursday that Latin American economies benefited more from trade with the United States than with China and vowed Washington would not cede leadership in the region to "authoritarian countries."Speaking at a business event in Lima before Friday's start of the Summit of the Americas, Ross also put pressure on Latin American nations to do more to facilitate trade."Tariff and non-tariff barriers are unnecessarily severe," Ross told the CEO Summit of the Americas, a gathering of business and political leaders.Ross said barriers to U.S. ...

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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 07:02 IST
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