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We also need to make this a meaningful norm of WTO membership. Members took on an unqualified obligation to be transparent and make notifications, and these commitments have to mean something. Countries that are deliberately not honoring this obligation are undermining the international trading system.

Our next priority is continuing to rebuild the WTO’s ability to negotiate new rules for the new challenges that we face.

This won’t be easy or comfortable. But it is necessary to create the rules and mechanisms we need for the times through diplomacy and negotiation between Members, not through litigation between their hired guns.

Let me explain what I mean. For example, consider the massive global economic disruptions from non-market policies and practices that are contrary to the basic rules and norms that we all agreed to.

Things like industrial targeting or discriminatory interventionist activities of state-owned enterprises. This is how certain Members are continuing to skew the playing field, strategically and systematically.

Reading between the lines, this appears to be TPP 2.0, but on a larger scale. Many Europeans may underestimate its impact, but if it passes, public healthcare in Europe could cease to exist. While the narrative is framed as a response to China, the reality is that numerous European governments own companies. The allure of profit to sell out may lead them to align with American healthcare Companys