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Sources: Fearing Chinese reprisal, companies wary of giving USTR info for 301 probe

August 29, 2017
Some companies with operations or interests in China are hesitant to provide information to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative for its Section 301 investigation into China’s intellectual property practices out of concern that Beijing could punish them by complicating their ability to do business there, multiple sources told Inside U.S. Trade. The dynamic has frustrated some within USTR who are working to gather evidence needed to build a case that proves China’s IP practices are unreasonable or...

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