January 14,2002

Comment on the World Trade Organization's Ruling on International Taxes

Sen. Chuck Grassley, ranking member of the Committee on Finance, made the followingcomment on today’s ruling by the World Trade Organization on international tax issues.

“The TPA bill passed by the Finance Committee includes a provision that calls for the nextround of the World Trade Organization to comprehensively address these international tax issues.So today’s ruling is yet another reason why the Senate should vote by the end of February on thebipartisan trade legislation that’s pending.”