LOGIN

Forgot password?
Sign up today and your first download is free.
REGISTER

Welcome

Latest News
Ways & Means Members To Froman: Extend Travel Goods Preferences To All GSP Countries

In the latest of a barrage of letters sent to U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman on the issue, 10 members of the House Ways & Means Committee and four other representatives requested in bipartisan fashion on July 27 that the Obama administration extend duty-free benefits to travel goods from all Generalized System of Preferences beneficiaries.

WTO May Invalidate EU Method To Apply High Duties On China Post-NME Expiration

By ruling against the European Union in a dispute over antidumping duties on Argentine biodiesel exports, an upcoming decision by the World Trade Organization's Appellate Body could foreclose an approach explored by the European Commission to apply AD duties on Chinese companies by using third-country data in the event that China is no longer treated as a non-market economy.

EU Draft TTIP Text Seeks Broad Flexibility On The Use Of Capital Controls

The European Union in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is seeking broad language that would allow it to impose restrictions on the movement of capital in times of economic crisis that go beyond the flexibilities the United States has previously allowed in its trade agreements, according to a leaked draft EU proposal.

Questions Linger On Incoming Peruvian President's Stance On Labor Law Reforms

It's unclear where incoming Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski stands on the need for labor law reforms in his country, an issue the U.S. Labor Department has given Peru until the end of the year to address to ensure compliance with an existing bilateral trade deal and subsequently, the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

European Data Officials Not Satisfied With Final Privacy Shield Text

Data protection officials from European Union member states do not believe the European Commission's adequacy determination issued in adopting the Privacy Shield framework for transatlantic personal data transfers resolves their original critiques, despite the U.S. Commerce Department and commission updating the agreement prior to its endorsement.

House Ag Committee Ranking Member Calls TPP 'Dead In The Water'

House Agriculture Committee ranking member Collin Peterson (D-MN) does not believe the Trans-Pacific Partnership will come up for a vote in the lame-duck session of Congress, calling the agreement “dead in the water” and contending that opposition from both presidential candidates demands a renegotiation of the deal.

World Trade Organization

Top Stories

  • By ruling against the European Union in a dispute over antidumping duties on Argentine biodiesel exports, an upcoming decision by the World Trade Organization's Appellate Body could foreclose an approach explored by the European Commission to apply AD duties on Chinese companies by using third-country data in the event that China is no longer treated as a non-market economy.

  • Various members of the World Trade Organization have put forward a series of proposals aimed at cutting domestic support, but these proposals do not appear to address the overarching problems plaguing the negotiations, namely that the United States and China cannot agree on what cuts the other should make to its domestic support programs.

Around the World

Top Stories

  • In the latest of a barrage of letters sent to U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman on the issue, 10 members of the House Ways & Means Committee and four other representatives requested in bipartisan fashion on July 27 that the Obama administration extend duty-free benefits to travel goods from all Generalized System of Preferences beneficiaries.

  • Data protection officials from European Union member states do not believe the European Commission's adequacy determination issued in adopting the Privacy Shield framework for transatlantic personal data transfers resolves their original critiques, despite the U.S. Commerce Department and commission updating the agreement prior to its endorsement.

FTA Central

Top Stories

  • The European Union in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is seeking broad language that would allow it to impose restrictions on the movement of capital in times of economic crisis that go beyond the flexibilities the United States has previously allowed in its trade agreements, according to a leaked draft EU proposal.

  • It's unclear where incoming Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski stands on the need for labor law reforms in his country, an issue the U.S. Labor Department has given Peru until the end of the year to address to ensure compliance with an existing bilateral trade deal and subsequently, the Trans-Pacific Partnership.