A senior White House economic official has publicly signaled that the Obama administration is seeking congressional approval of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation prior to concluding the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, which he said were in their final stages.
Amid signs that China may soon approve several backlogged U.S. applications to import genetically modified grains, the U.S. agriculture industry is urging the Obama administration not to settle for this incremental progress and secure a broader range of commitments from Beijing at this week's Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT).
The European Union on Tuesday (Dec. 16) blasted the United States for what it characterized as costly and time-consuming sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures; reiterated its opposition to Buy America requirements in U.S. government procurement policy; and urged the U.S. to open its shipping and air transport sectors.
Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries are intent on beginning a legal review of chapters that have already been closed prior to reaching a final agreement on the overall deal, according to informed sources.
The U.S. Department of Commerce on Tuesday (Dec. 16) hit Chinese solar panel exporters with antidumping (AD) duties ranging from 26.71 to 165.04 percent, in a final determination that could shut what petitioners have charged is a gaping loophole in a previous trade remedy investigation.
Advancing the trade policy agenda, including the renewal of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), will be one of the first issues the Senate Finance Committee will address when it returns under Republican leadership at the beginning of next year, and these issues will take up much of the agenda early in the year, according to Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), the presumptive chairman of the Finance Committee.
- Senate Republicans Announce Scott, Heller, Coats As Three New Finance Members
- Ryan Announces Angela Ellard To Remain Ways & Means Chief Trade Counsel In Next Congress
- Russia Sanctions Bill Passed By Congress Would Impose Mandatory Restrictions On Russian Arms Exporters
- U.S. Congratulates Abe On Election Success, Looks Forward To Cooperating On TPP, Other Issues
- USTR Concludes India OCR, Announces 2015 Work Program On IP
- USTR Requests Comments On Inviting Israel, Turkey To Green Goods Talks
- Congress Passes FY2015 Spending Bill
- Civil Society Groups Call For TPP Countries To Follow EU Transparency Measures By Releasing Texts, Positions
- Coons, Isakson Float Removing South Africa's AGOA Benefits If Poultry AD Duties Not Lifted
- Punke Acknowledges ITA Talks' Failure, Next Steps Unclear
- House Passes FY2015 Spending Bill 219-206
- Digital Groups Call For TPP Countries To Follow EU Transparency Measures By Releasing Texts, Positions
- Ex-Im Replies To House Subpoena With Partially Redacted Documents, Denies Request For Transcribed Interviews
- Census Bureau Issues Manufacturing And Product Shipment Data For 2012
- Former NASCAR Staffer Confirmed As Assistant Secretary Of Commerce For Industry And Analysis
- ITC Schedules Final Phase Of Investigation In Mexican Sugar AD, CVD Case For March
- In June Analysis, MSF, Oxfam Detail Arguments Against Two-Tiered U.S. Drug IP Proposal In TPP
- European Commission Releases Summary Of Final CETA Negotiating Results
- In Letter To USTR, Senators Call For TPP To Exclude ISDS; Maintain Capital Controls, Financial Protections
- Five Ways & Means Democrats Urge Obama To Exclude ISDS From TTIP As Means To Generate Support For Deal
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