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Ecuador waives US tariff benefits over Snowden case

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Ecuador on Thursday waived preferential rights granted under a trade agreement with the United States, in a show of independence as it considers asylum for fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden.

"Ecuador unilaterally and irrevocably renounces these preferential customs tariff rights," according to a government statement read out by Communications Minister Fernando Alvarado.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130627/ecuador-waives-us-tariff-benefits-over-snowden-case-1