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(Daily News)
July 15, 2009

Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis is in China this week meeting with the Ministry of Commerce and other ministries to begin negotiations for the agenda for the October meeting of the Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT).


(Daily News)
July 15, 2009

The Commerce Department is reviewing the only outstanding formal application from a company in India to participate in the Validated End User (VEU) program, now that General Electric India has been accepted into the program. Commerce hopes the GE India announcement will spur others to follow suit, said a Commerce official.


(Inside U.S. Trade)
June 26, 2009

Ten senators late last week called on President Barack Obama to confront countries that seek to curb intellectual property rights protections in the interest of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In a June 18 letter, Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Evan Bayh (D-IN) led seven Republicans and three Democrats in all in opposing the controversial developing country bid to use compulsory licensing of environmentally sound technologies (ESTs).

(Inside U.S. Trade)
June 26, 2009

The raw materials cited in this week's request to China for formal consultations in the World Trade Organization were carefully vetted by both sides to ensure that China could not justify them as environmental measures that are exempted from trade rules, according to informed sources.

(Inside U.S. Trade)
June 19, 2009

The U.S. and the European Union seem poised to take the first step toward a dispute settlement panel in the World Trade Organization against China's restraints on exports of raw materials by seeking formal consultations as early as next week, according to several sources in Geneva and Washington.

(Inside U.S. Trade)
June 19, 2009

A petition from the United Steelworkers (USW) passed a major test this week as the International Trade Commission (ITC) voted 4-2 that imports of consumer tires from China have caused market disruption.

(Daily News)
June 18, 2009

The U.S. and the European Union seem poised to take the first step toward a dispute settlement panel in the World Trade Organization against China's restraints on exports of raw materials by seeking formal consultations as early as next week, according to several sources in Geneva and Washington.


(Inside U.S. Trade)
June 12, 2009

After 20 years, the United States continues to maintain four of the seven trade and investment sanctions it imposed in response to the Chinese government's suppression of dissidents at Tiananmen Square in 1989. The other three were eliminated under an expiration provision and two presidential determinations during the Clinton administration, respectively.

(Inside U.S. Trade)
June 05, 2009

The Obama administration will use both "direct diplomacy" and "strong enforcement" of U.S. trading rights as it seeks to "fully develop" relations with China, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk told a business group this week.

(Daily News)
June 02, 2009

The first meeting of the U.S.-China Strategic And Economic Dialogue will be held in the last week of July in Washington, D.C., according to an announcement from the Treasury and State departments.


(Inside U.S. Trade)
May 22, 2009

Following years of industry lobbying, the House Foreign Affairs Committee this week approved legislation that would reverse a decade-old export control policy for satellites and components for all destinations except for China.

(Inside U.S. Trade)
May 01, 2009

U.S. private sector sources who favor tough action on China at the World Trade Organization (WTO) offered conflicting views this week on why the U.S. government has not taken action to advance an ongoing WTO challenge on Chinese export subsidies or a possible case on Chinese raw material export restraints.

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