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(Inside U.S. Trade)
July 16, 2010

The Business Roundtable (BRT) and the U.S Chamber of Commerce have called on the Obama administration to place a greater priority on passing the three pending free trade agreements with Panama, Colombia, and South Korea than on tackling problems with China, according to letters they sent to administration officials.

(Inside U.S. Trade)
July 16, 2010

Legal experts who have analyzed the landmark June 30 World Trade Organization finding that European Union member states had provided illegal subsidies to aircraft maker Airbus this week said a part of the ruling may be of major relevance for the privatization of China's state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in the decades to come.

(Daily News)
June 24, 2010

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) and a number of members yesterday (June 23) criticized two senior Obama administration officials for their handling of U.S. trade problems with China and called for a more strategic approach that would


(Daily News)
June 24, 2010

Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) announced yesterday (June 23) that he plans to reintroduce a bill that would penalize countries undervaluing their currencies as a way to step up pressure on China to continue appreciating the value of the yuan.


(Inside U.S. Trade)
June 11, 2010

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner yesterday (June 10) told the Senate Finance Committee that he is prepared to "take stock" after the G20 leaders' summit in Toronto in two weeks to make further decisions on the timing and substance of a delayed Treasury report to Congress that will state whether China is manipulating its currency.

(Inside U.S. Trade)
June 11, 2010

Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) announced yesterday (June 10) that she and Sen. Lindsey Graham are poised to introduce a bill aimed at limiting U.S. government procurement of Chinese-origin goods until China accedes to the World Trade Organization's Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA).

(Inside U.S. Trade)
June 11, 2010

Backed by a number of other developing countries, India and China this week attacked the AntiCounterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) as possibly running afoul of the Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) by exceeding TRIPS obligations on enforcement and restricting the flexibilities it contains, and imposing disguised trade restrictions.

(Inside U.S. Trade)
June 11, 2010

Six steel associations from the U.S., Canada and Mexico on June 9 sent a letter to the finance and trade ministers of the three countries asking for a coordinated effort to get China to commit to appreciate its currency at the upcoming G20 Summit in Toronto.

(Inside U.S. Trade)
June 04, 2010

Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Francisco Sánchez this week said that China did not agree to a U.S. request to suspend its indigenous innovation policy during last week's bilateral meetings but did agree to provide additional time for U.S. industry and government comments on how it could achieve its goal of promoting innovation in China without discriminating against foreign companies.

(Inside U.S. Trade)
June 04, 2010

U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk has hired former George H. W. Bush administration official Eric Garfinkel to be the chief counsel for China enforcement in the General Counsel's office, effective June 1, according to informed sources.

(Daily News)
June 03, 2010

Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Francisco Sánchez yesterday (June 2) said that China did not agree to a U.S. request to suspend its indigenous innovation policy during last week's bilateral meetings but did agree to provide time for U.S. industry and government comments on how it could achieve its goal of promoting innovation in China without discriminating against foreign companies.


(Daily News)
June 02, 2010

U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk has hired former George H. W. Bush administration official Eric Garfinkel to be the chief counsel for China enforcement in the General Counsel's office, effective June 1, according to informed sources.


(Inside U.S. Trade)
May 28, 2010

A World Trade Organization interim panel ruling in the U.S., Japan and Taiwan-filed case against the European Union over the implementation of the Information Technology Agreement (ITA) is now expected to be released to the parties in mid-June, sources said this week. The confidential ruling to the parties was to come May 27, but was delayed once again by the panel due to the complexity of the issues under review, sources said.

(Daily News)
May 26, 2010

A World Trade Organization interim panel ruling in the U.S., Japanese and Taiwan-filed case against the European Union over the implementation of the Information Technology Agreement (ITA) is now expected to be released to the parties in mid-June, sources said this week.


(Inside U.S. Trade)
May 21, 2010

U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk this week said the U.S. has asked China to suspend the implementation of its new industrial policy that seeks to ensure that firms develop their intellectual property in China by linking Chinese ownership of IPR to market access opportunities in the government procurement market, despite a Chinese effort to mitigate the impact of this policy through implementing regulations.

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