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(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.

(Text Document)
April 28, 2009

(Inside U.S. Trade)
April 17, 2009

In a report to Congress released this week, the U.S. Treasury Department did not cite China as a currency manipulator, even as a senior Treasury official said the renminbi (RMB) remained undervalued and that Treasury was "not satisfied" with the appreciation to date.

(Inside U.S. Trade)
April 17, 2009

President Obama should use the U.S. classification of China as a market economy or a non-market economy as leverage in order to further the cause of Chinese domestic economic reform, which would help U.S. producers, one trade expert said last week. The U.S. has long classified China as a non-market economy.

(Inside U.S. Trade)
April 17, 2009

The April 15 submission to the Chinese government by eight steel trade associations from the U.S., EU, and Latin America registers opposition to China's Iron and Steel Industrial Development Plan and other government actions, which they say are disrupting and distorting the global steel market.

(Inside U.S. Trade)
April 17, 2009


(Daily News)
April 15, 2009

In a report to Congress released today (April 15), the U.S. Treasury Department did not cite China as a currency manipulator, even as a senior Treasury official said the renminbi (RMB) remained undervalued and that Treasury was “not satisfied” with the appreciation to date.


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