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US, allies to revoke 'most favored nation' status for Russia

Posted at 4:46 AM, Mar 11, 2022

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will announce Friday that along with the European Union and the Group of Seven countries, the U.S. will move to revoke “most favored nation” trade status for Russia over its invasion of Ukraine.

That’s according to a person familiar with the matter who spoke on the condition of anonymity to preview the announcement.

Stripping most favored nation status would allow the U.S. and allies to impose higher tariffs on some Russian imports.

Biden’s move comes as bipartisan pressure has been building in Washington to revoke what is formally known as “permanent normal trade relations” with Russia.