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(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.

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

Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration Matthew Borman announced this week that this month's session of the U.S.-China High Technology Working Group will for the first time be preceded by an industry meeting discussing ways to ease trade barriers.

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

A potential World Trade Organization challenge by China of U.S. safeguard tariffs imposed on Chinese tires late last week could face an uphill battle on legal grounds, and may have little practical effect even if China were to win, according to private-sector lawyers.

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

The fourth report issued on Sept. 14 by the World Trade Organization on trade and investment measures among the G20 group of countries shows a dramatic increase in the number of antidumping (AD) investigations initiated by China over the first half of this year.

(Daily News)
September 16, 2009

Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration Matthew Borman announced yesterday (Sept. 15) that this month’s session of the U.S.-China High Technology Working Group will for the first time be preceded by an industry meeting discussing ways to ease trade barriers.


(Daily News)
September 15, 2009

The fourth report issued today (Sept. 14) by the World Trade Organization on trade and investment measures among the G20 group of countries shows a dramatic increase in the number of antidumping (AD) investigations initiated by China over the first half of this year.


(Text Document)
September 15, 2009

(Daily News)
September 14, 2009

The Chinese government today (Sept. 14) requested formal World Trade Organization consultations with the U.S. on its decision to institute a three-year safeguard import tariff on Chinese tires for light trucks and passenger vehicles. The White House announced the safeguard tariff late on Sept. 11.


(Daily News)
September 12, 2009

President Obama late yesterday (Sept. 11) announced he would impose a three-year safeguard import tariff on Chinese tires for light trucks and passenger vehicles that falls short by roughly one third of the recommendations by the International Trade Commission.


(Inside U.S. Trade)
September 11, 2009

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and officials from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative have signaled that they see the imposition of an effective safeguard on Chinese tire imports as a necessary step to ensure support in Congress for future trade deals.

(Daily News)
September 11, 2009

The formal recommendation sent by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to the White House on how to respond to a Section 421 petition for a safeguard on Chinese tire imports offers a series of possible options, not one specific response, sources said.


(Inside U.S. Trade)
September 04, 2009

China this week provided an informal update of its efforts to come into compliance by Sept. 1 with the adverse findings in a World Trade Organization legal challenge mounted by the U.S., Canada and the European Union on higher duties levied on imported auto parts.

(Daily News)
August 31, 2009

China this week provided an informal update of its efforts to come into compliance by Sept. 1 with the adverse findings in a World Trade Organization legal challenge mounted by the U.S., Canada and the European Union on higher duties levied on imported auto parts.


(Daily News)
August 25, 2009

Prominent business associations in an Aug. 24 legal appeals brief warned that if a lawsuit under the Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA) against multinational companies were to proceed, it could lead to similar lawsuits against U.S. firms for doing business with human rights violators such as China, Indonesia, Nigeria and Colombia, even though the U.S. executive branch has pursued a policy of commercial engagement with those countries.


(Inside U.S. Trade)
August 21, 2009

A World Trade Organization panel report issued on Aug. 12 in a legal dispute between the U.S. and China over market access into China for various entertainment products is the first WTO panel to rule on the so-called trading rights obligations contained in China's Accession Protocol and breaks new ground in a number of ways, according to legal sources.

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