December 17, 2018 / 12:50 PM / 6 months ago

EU blames U.S. for 'deep crisis' at WTO, criticises U.S. trade curbs

GENEVA (Reuters) - The European Union said on Monday the World Trade Organization (WTO) was mired in a “deep crisis and the United States is at its epicentre”, and it called on the Trump administration to put forward concrete reform proposals.

EU Ambassador Mark Vanheukelen, speaking at a WTO review of U.S. trade policies, also criticised limitations on the U.S. procurement market, in particular through “Buy American” legislation, and its “heavy restrictions” on maritime transport.

Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay; Editing by Gareth Jones

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