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Byline: Jeffrey Sparshott
Nov. 21--The United States must eliminate a number of trade barriers or it will face hearings at the World Trade Organization, the European Union said in a report released yesterday.
Trade disputes resolved at the WTO can lead to expensive trade sanctions. The United States is involved in some high-profile WTO cases brought by the EU that affect U.S. industries, the U.S. tax code and the way Congress allocates money.
The EU executive commission's annual report on trade barriers raises new concerns about security-minded legislation resulting from the September 11 terrorist attacks and corporate-responsibility bills that …