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January 05, 2009

(Text Document)
January 05, 2009

(Daily News)
September 15, 2008

The European Commission believes that the U.S. has some new flexibility on the so-called Special Safeguard Mechanism (SSM), which was the issue at the center of a breakdown in late July of Doha round ministerial negotiations. The SSM is an agricultural safeguard for developing countries to shield against import surges or price declines.


(Daily News)
July 28, 2008

GENEVA -- African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries have made a counterproposal to the banana deal struck between the European Union and Latin American exporters this weekend, demanding a smaller initial tariff cut and a longer implementation period.


(Daily News)
July 28, 2008

GENEVA -- A small group meeting of seven trading partners seeking to narrow differences on agriculture and non-agricultural market access (NAMA) in the Doha round showed signs of stalemate in the early evening of July 28 local time.


(Daily News)
July 27, 2008

GENEVA -- Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Store said yesterday (July 26) that he has been “testing some ideas” on how diffuse an on-going dispute over whether expanded protection of products with geographical names other than wine and spirits can be part of the Doha round agenda along with new patent disclosure rules. So far, these efforts have failed, he said in an interview with Inside U.S. Trade.


(Daily News)
July 26, 2008

GENEVA -- France, Hungary and Lithuania today (July 26) were among the European member states that most strongly criticized the emerging modalities package in the Doha round as imposing disproportionate concessions in agriculture compared to the possible gains in non-agricultural market access (NAMA).


(Daily News)
July 24, 2008

GENEVA - If Brazil and India prevail in their demands for significantly deeper cuts in U.S. overall trade-distorting subsidies (OTDS), it could put European Union negotiators at risk of violating their negotiating mandate by forcing them to make deeper cuts as well, according to agriculture sources.


(Daily News)
July 23, 2008

GENEVA - Following the second Green Room of the ministerial, European Union Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson signaled that developing countries took a hard line on non-agricultural market access (NAMA) in the July 22 meeting.


(Daily News)
July 22, 2008

GENEVA - U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab today (July 22) ruled out giving in to European Union demands that a Doha round modalities deal include provisions that would extend new protections to geographical indications to products other than wine and spirits.


(Daily News)
June 18, 2008

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) in a long-awaited finding with U.S.-European Union trade implications, has found that the Air Force improperly awarded a $35 billion contract for an aerial refueling tanker this year to Northrop Grumman and the European Aeronautic Defense and Space Agency (EADS), the parent of Airbus.


(Daily News)
June 12, 2008

The European Commission will announce tomorrow (June 13) that it is launching an antidumping and countervailing duty investigation into U.S. biodiesel subsidies, European officials said today.


(Daily News)
June 02, 2008

European Union member states today (June 2) voted decisively against a European Commission proposal to end an 11-year-old effective ban on U.S. poultry imports. The vote could result in the proposal to allow antimicrobial treatments of poultry in the EU and for imports being shelved indefinitely, EU officials said.


(Daily News)
February 08, 2008

The European Union this week took another procedural step in a dispute with the United States over the EU's failure to quickly approve genetically modified organisms (GMOs) by formally objecting to the level of U.S. retaliation in the World Trade Organization, which the U.S. so far has not officially specified, an EU source said.


(Daily News)
February 08, 2008

A World Trade Organization dispute settlement panel today (Feb. 8) issued a confidential interim ruling in favor of the United States against the European Union tariff on bananas from Latin America, according to U.S. and EU government sources.


(Daily News)
December 17, 2007

The U.S. and European Union formally agreed today (Dec. 17) on a compensation package that would commit the U.S. under the World Trade Organization to bind increased levels of market access in four services sectors in order to offset the trade losses that stem from the U.S. decision earlier this year to withdraw commitments on gambling from its WTO services schedule.


(Daily News)
October 12, 2007

Members of the European Parliament late last week warned that a bill pending in Congress aimed at sanctioning foreign companies that invest in Iran's oil and gas sector will hurt U.S.-European Union relations because it interferes in EU affairs.


(Daily News)
September 17, 2007

An industry association that includes computer software giants Microsoft and Oracle has launched a campaign to bring congressional and administration pressure to bear on the European Union, South Korea and China regarding their antitrust policies.


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