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(Daily News)
March 29, 2010

U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk last week held open the possibility that USTR could file a formal complaint in the World Trade Organization against Chinese restrictions under which wholly foreign-owned companies cannot supply credit card and electronic payment services through their own networks to Chinese customers in local currency.


(Inside U.S. Trade)
March 19, 2010

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is mulling the possibility of bringing new legal challenges under the World Trade Organization against China, and one possible candidate is a challenge against Chinese restrictions on foreign credit card services, sources said.

(Inside U.S. Trade)
March 19, 2010

A World Trade Organization interim panel ruling in the U.S., Japanese and Taiwanese case against the European Union over the implementation of the Information Technology Agreement (ITA) has been delayed until the week of May 3, sources said this week. The confidential ruling to the parties was set to be released this week, but was delayed due to the complexity of the issues, sources said.

(Inside U.S. Trade)
March 19, 2010

Office of the U.S. Trade Representative General Counsel Tim Reif this week said that USTR is trying to address "head on" the challenges of the U.S.-China trading relationship, including through the use of dispute settlement procedures under the World Trade Organization if necessary.

(Inside U.S. Trade)
March 19, 2010

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Sander Levin (D-MI) this week charged that China is manipulating the value of its currency, but declined to answer a question on whether he will urge the administration to list China as a currency manipulator in the Treasury Department's semi-annual report due out by April 15.

(File Document)
March 16, 2010

(Inside U.S. Trade)
March 12, 2010

Trade issues with China are high in the minds of senators on the Finance Committee, judging by questions for the record posed to undersecretary of Commerce nominee Francisco Sanchez released by the committee on March 11.

(Inside U.S. Trade)
March 12, 2010

U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk said this week that USTR is considering whether to launch formal legal proceedings against China under the World Trade Organization over China's censorship of the Internet.

(Daily News)
March 11, 2010

Trade issues with China are high in the minds of senators on the Finance Committee, judging by questions for the record posed to undersecretary of Commerce nominee Francisco Sanchez released by the committee on March 11.


(Daily News)
March 09, 2010

U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk said today (March 9) after a speech to the National Press Club that USTR is considering whether to launch formal legal proceedings against China under the World Trade Organization over China's censorship of the Internet.


(Inside U.S. Trade)
March 05, 2010

House members are gathering support this week to push the Obama administration to confront China with a series of initiatives aimed at forcing a revaluation of its currency.

(Inside U.S. Trade)
March 05, 2010

U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk on March 3 told the Senate Finance Committee that the Obama administration is developing an approach to China trade issues at the White House level that integrates the work of various agencies.

(Inside U.S. Trade)
February 26, 2010

Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis yesterday (Feb. 25) highlighted as major problems facing USTR China's indigenous innovation policy that assigns government procurement preferences based on locally developed intellectual property and planned restrictions on imported films in Indonesia.

(Inside U.S. Trade)
February 26, 2010

Some 30 companies, business groups and non-government organizations in comments released last week pressed the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to make changes in this year's annual "Special 301" Report on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). The recommendations range from elevating certain countries to the priority watch list for failing to protect IPR to eliminating countries entirely from any list.

(Inside U.S. Trade)
February 26, 2010

U.S. industry groups are uniformly flagging China as the world's top source of intellectual property violations, but are sending the Obama administration mixed messages about what should be done to get Beijing to improve its lax protection and enforcement of trademarks, copyrights and patents.

(Daily News)
February 25, 2010

Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis today (Feb. 25) highlighted as major problems facing USTR China's indigenous innovation policy that assigns government procurement preferences based on locally developed intellectual property and planned restrictions on imported films in Indonesia.


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