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Moldova Grudge Could Cost U.K. Access to $1.7 Trillion Projects

  • U.K. denied visas to WTO delegate and her team last year
  • Now it’s blocking U.K. from bidding for WTO public contracts
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The U.K.’s post-Brexit access to $1.7 trillion in public projects relies on the good will of its European neighbors. Too bad Moldova holds a grudge.

The tiny country wedged between Romania and Ukraine is joining half a dozen nations in blocking the U.K.’s re-entry to the World Trade Organization’s Government Procurement Agreement, an accord that smooths the bidding process on public contracts, including in the $837 billion U.S. market.