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G-7 Hints At WTO Action On Steel Overcapacity, Urges TPP Ratification

The joint communique of the G7 leaders highlighted global excess capacity in industrial sectors, particularly steel, as a problem that needs an urgent solution and hinted that failure to reach an agreement on coordinated actions among producing nations could lead to litigation in the World Trade Organization.

New TISA Round Kicks Off In Geneva, To Include Ministerial Review

Negotiations for a Trade In Services Agreement (TISA) kicked off in Geneva on May 26 in a round that will include a ministerial meeting on June 1 on the margins of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris that is aimed at helping bring about a conclusion this year.

ITC Accepts U.S. Steel's Section 337, Blocks Stainless Steel From Indian Company

The U.S. International Trade Commission has accepted a Section 337 petition filed by the U.S. Steel Corporation that at a minimum seeks a ban on steel imports from China's largest forty producers due to illegal competition via theft of trade secrets, price fixing and false designation of origin.

EU Parliament Blasts Privacy Shield; Commission Admits Imperfections

The European Parliament on May 26 approved 501-119 a non-binding resolution outlining “deficiencies” that members believe undermine the legal sustainability of the U.S.-EU Privacy Shield framework for transatlantic data flows, while in parliamentary debate the day before, the European commissioner who led the Privacy Shield negotiations admitted the agreement is not “perfect.”

Textile Group Continues Backing TPP Despite ITC's Mixed Outlook For Sector

The National Council of Textile Organizations will not waver in its support of the Trans-Pacific Partnership despite the U.S. International Trade Commission predicting the industry will see a small decline in output and employment, and textile imports will increase by less than two percent by 2032 as a result of the deal, according to an NCTO spokesperson.

U.S. Rice Industry Sees Lost Trade With Mexico Under TPP, Seeks Fixes

The USA Rice Federation will push the Obama administration to make changes under the Trans-Pacific Partnership to improve market access in Japan and preserve the U.S. rice industry's current market in Mexico, moves the group says are needed before it can support the deal.

World Trade Organization

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  • The United States received universal criticism at a May 23 meeting of the World Trade Organization's Dispute Settlement Body for blocking the reappointment of Korea's Seung Wha Chang to the Appellate Body, but WTO members generally agreed that the scope of the Appellate Body's authority should be a topic of discussion, Geneva sources said.

  • China has moved to escalate the fight over what it claims are “unlawful” standards and methodologies the U.S. applies in countervailing duty investigations with China and alleged the U.S. continues to violate key concepts of the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures by failing to live up to a 2014 Appellate Body ruling, according to a May 13 consultation request.

Around the World

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  • The joint communique of the G7 leaders highlighted global excess capacity in industrial sectors, particularly steel, as a problem that needs an urgent solution and hinted that failure to reach an agreement on coordinated actions among producing nations could lead to litigation in the World Trade Organization.

  • The United States at the June 6-8 bilateral Strategic & Economic Dialogue in Beijing will press China to rein in production of steel and aluminum in an attempt to resolve global overcapacity of those commodities, Treasury Undersecretary for International Affairs Nathan Sheets said on May 24.

FTA Central

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  • The European Parliament on May 26 approved 501-119 a non-binding resolution outlining “deficiencies” that members believe undermine the legal sustainability of the U.S.-EU Privacy Shield framework for transatlantic data flows, while in parliamentary debate the day before, the European commissioner who led the Privacy Shield negotiations admitted the agreement is not “perfect.”

  • The National Council of Textile Organizations will not waver in its support of the Trans-Pacific Partnership despite the U.S. International Trade Commission predicting the industry will see a small decline in output and employment, and textile imports will increase by less than two percent by 2032 as a result of the deal, according to an NCTO spokesperson.