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(Inside U.S. Trade)
November 20, 2009

Two senators with a history of advocating strong action on currency yesterday (Nov. 19) stepped up pressure on the Commerce Department to take a definitive stance on China's currency undervaluation in countervailing duty cases, charging that it has repeatedly avoided tackling the issue in CVD petitions.

(Daily News)
November 16, 2009

The United States will request two separate World Trade Organization dispute settlement panels against China and the European Union in this week's meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body, but also face panel requests from Canada and Mexico over its country of origin labeling law (COOL).


(Inside U.S. Trade)
November 13, 2009

China's Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) late last week initiated a trade remedy case on imports of U.S. completed automobiles, giving U.S. automakers and the Obama administration 20 days until the end of the month to determine if they will participate in the investigation, according to the English translation of its announcement reprinted below.

(Inside U.S. Trade)
November 13, 2009

Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation into Saloon Cars and Cross-country Cars (of a Cylinder Capacity = 2000cc) Originating from the United States

(Daily News)
November 10, 2009

Administration officials on Monday (Nov. 9) held a press conference to outline President Obama's trip to Asia. The following is a summary of Obama's schedule, as provided by Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes.


(Text Document)
November 06, 2009

(Daily News)
November 04, 2009

A World Trade Organization panel has delayed until next March the issuance of a confidential interim report on a challenge mounted by the U.S., Japan and Taiwan against the European Union's implementation of the Information Technology Agreement (ITA), according to informed sources.


(Inside U.S. Trade)
October 30, 2009

This week's meeting of the Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) in Hangzhou, China failed to resolve specific trade disputes but did result in a pledge by China that it would soon remove its ban on U.S. pork due to the presence of H1N1 "swine" flu in the United States.

(Daily News)
October 29, 2009

This week's meeting of the Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) failed to resolve specific trade disputes but did result in a pledge by China that it would soon remove its ban on U.S. pork due to the presence of H1N1 flu in the United States.


(Inside U.S. Trade)
October 16, 2009

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and Department of Commerce on Oct. 14 officially announced the next round of talks under the Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade on Oct. 28-29 in Hangzhou, China.

(Inside U.S. Trade)
October 16, 2009

The Treasury Department under the Obama administration yesterday (Oct. 15) for the second time declined to name China as a currency manipulator in a semi-annual report to Congress mandated by the 1988 Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act.

(Inside U.S. Trade)
October 09, 2009

From ChinaTradeExtra.com, Inside U.S. Trade's sister news service

(File Document)
October 07, 2009

(Inside U.S. Trade)
September 25, 2009

President Obama in a Sept. 22 meeting with Chinese President Hu Jintao discussed the decision to impose safeguard tariffs on Chinese tire imports for three years, according to a senior administration official.

(Inside U.S. Trade)
September 25, 2009

Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) on Sept. 22 said that President Obama's decision to invoke a safeguard against imports of tires from China will help restore the public's confidence in trade and will likely lead to an increase in petitions filed under Section 421.

(Daily News)
September 23, 2009

President Barack Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao discussed trade relations between the two countries, including the recently imposed safeguard on Chinese tire imports, in a meeting on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York on Tuesday. The Chinese “remain concerned” over the U.S. imposition of a three-year tariff on tires under the 421 safeguard provision, a senior administration official said [whse hu


(Daily News)
September 22, 2009

Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today (Sept. 22) said that President Obama's decision to invoke a safeguard against imports of tires from China will help restore the public's confidence in trade and will likely lead to an increase in petitions filed under Section 421.


(Daily News)
September 21, 2009

In a ruling with substantial implications for the future of trade remedy law against China, the Court of International Trade (CIT) late last week curtailed the ability of the Commerce Department to simultaneously apply both antidumping (AD) duties and countervailing duties (CVD) against the same imported product from a non-market economy.


(Inside U.S. Trade)
September 18, 2009

In addition to requesting formal World Trade Organization consultations with the U.S. on its Sept. 11 decision to invoke safeguard measures against imports of Chinese tires for light trucks and passenger vehicles, China this week also announced the launch of antidumping (AD) investigations on unspecified U.S. automobile and chicken products.

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