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EU Trade Ministers: No TTIP Conclusion Under Obama, Pause Likely In '17

EU trade ministers, emerging from an informal meeting in Bratislava, agreed that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership deal will not be completed in the remaining months of the Obama administration and that a pause in negotiations is likely in 2017 regardless of who wins the U.S. presidential race.

Obama Administration Holds Out Hope For TTIP Deal After Bleak EU Ministers Meeting

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and the White House are holding out hope that a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership deal with the European Union can still be reached this year, even after EU trade ministers on Sept. 23 said that striking a deal is “unrealistic” in that timeframe and that a pause in negotiations in 2017 is probable.

U.S. Steel Industry Calls For 'More Aggressive' Stance Against China

The U.S. steel industry is calling on the Obama administration to take a more aggressive stance against what it views as China's unfair and illegal trade practices by initiating more World Trade Organization actions, tackling evasion of existing antidumping and countervailing duties, and by continuing to apply domestic trade laws on Chinese products.

Froman, Sen. Flake Call On Republican Lawmakers To Support TPP In Lame-Duck

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake this week emphasized that Republican support is needed to get the Trans-Pacific Partnership over the finish line in the lame-duck session of Congress, acknowledging that the current political climate may not allow them to support the deal until after the election.

WTO Panel: EU's New And Existing Airbus Subsidies Violate Commitments

A World Trade Organization compliance panel has determined that the EU and four member states are continuing to provide massive subsidies to Airbus in violation of their WTO commitments and previous rulings, and also found that those member states have granted the aircraft manufacturer an additional $5 billion worth of subsidies to an aircraft not originally listed by the U.S. in its 2004 request for consultations.

Attorneys: China's Steel Industry Trying To Keep Books Closed In 337 Case

Chinese steel companies targeted by an ongoing Section 337 investigation at the U.S. International Trade Commission are attempting to get two key elements of the case dismissed before they're forced to expose their business operations to evidentiary discovery or risk being blocked from the U.S. market entirely, according to attorneys following the case.

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  • “If we see countries turning inwards and erecting new barriers, then this will harm us all – and it will hurt the poorest the most.”

  • A World Trade Organization compliance panel has determined that the EU and four member states are continuing to provide massive subsidies to Airbus in violation of their WTO commitments and previous rulings, and also found that those member states have granted the aircraft manufacturer an additional $5 billion worth of subsidies to an aircraft not originally listed by the U.S. in its 2004 request for consultations.

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  • EU trade ministers, emerging from an informal meeting in Bratislava, agreed that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership deal will not be completed in the remaining months of the Obama administration and that a pause in negotiations is likely in 2017 regardless of who wins the U.S. presidential race.

  • The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and the White House are holding out hope that a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership deal with the European Union can still be reached this year, even after EU trade ministers on Sept. 23 said that striking a deal is “unrealistic” in that timeframe and that a pause in negotiations in 2017 is probable.