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2014-01-30 00:21:07

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Global trade rules need to keep up with rapid innovation in software-driven products and services such as cloud computing and data analytics, according to a new report from BSA | The Software Alliance. To stop the spread of digital protectionism, BSA proposes a forward-looking trade agenda that enables digital commerce, promotes innovation and creates level playing fields for information technology. "Software-driven technologies are...

2012-02-21 06:00:00

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a time when U.S. trade relations with global partners are under the microscope, often overlooked are those (anti-dumping) domestic policies that are a further hindrance to U.S. competitiveness globally and job creation. Obama's historic 2025 CAFE Standards (to lower emissions and raise a fleet's fuel economy to 54.4mpg) has thrust Magnesium into the spotlight. Its lighter, more structurally sound properties make it a...

2011-03-31 00:38:00

Brussels and Washington Should Think Twice Before Acting JAKARTA, Indonesia, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the European Union considers trade measures to limit paper imports from China, the motives behind this effort are now clear - a global campaign against forest industries in Asia - cloaked with Green rhetoric to save the forests - to shore up uncompetitive pulp and paper producers in Europe and the U.S. The campaign to get the EU to limit paper imports from China based...

2010-10-15 11:15:00

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) released the following statement from International President Leo W. Gerard regarding the announcement by the Office of the United States Trade Representative that the Obama Administration has accepted the USW's petition under Section 301 of the trade law seeking the elimination of Chinese policies and practices that adversely affect U.S. producers and their workers in the clean energy sector. A description of the...

2010-08-04 19:18:00

Impact will be increase in consumer prices, harm to developing world producers MELBOURNE, Australia, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Efforts by vested-interest unions, industry and green groups to introduce trade restrictions on toilet tissue will drive up the cost of living for ordinary Australians," said Tim Wilson, Director of the Intellectual Property and Free trade Unit at the Institute of Public Affairs today. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100804/DC46284LOGO)...

2009-09-16 06:36:49

China says a proposed carbon tax on imported goods from countries without stringent environmental laws would violate World Trade Organization rules. Expressing his government's firm opposition to any such tax, Chinese Assistant Finance Minister Zhu Guangyao said it would amount to trade protectionism, China Daily reported. The carbon tax as it relates to climate change is expected to figure at the Group of 20 Summit next week in Pittsburgh. Referring to a bill passed by U.S. Congress in June,...

2009-09-14 23:12:18

U.S. President Barack Obama, going along with unions in slapping tariffs on Chinese tires, is eating his own words, China's Xinhua news agency said. As Beijing mounted its retaliation against the U.S. decision to slap duties of up to 35 percent on imported Chinese tires, the state-run news agency, in a commentary quoting media reports, said Obama obeyed the steelworkers' union because he desperately needed to win domestic support to walk out of the current difficult time in pushing forward...

2009-09-14 23:04:13

China, retaliating against U.S. tariffs on its tires, took its case to the World Trade Organization in preparation for a final ruling by the panel. Even as it countered with its own anti-dumping and anti-subsidies investigation into U.S. automotive and chicken imports, China filed a complaint Monday to the WTO in Geneva, saying the U.S. tariffs of up to 35 percent on China-made tires announced last week ran counter to relevant WTO rules and is a wrong practice abusing trade remedies, an...

2009-09-14 01:46:32

U.S President Barack Obama's decision to slap tariffs on Chinese tire imports will hit that country's industry hard, the head of a Chinese trade group said. Obama's decision may affect the employment of 100,000 tire workers in China and may bring an aggregated loss of $1 billion to China's tire exporters, Fan Rende, chairman of China Rubber Industry Association, told the China Daily. Obama said he made the decision to impose tariffs up to 35 percent based on the U.S. International Trade...

2009-09-13 22:46:38

China pushed back against U.S. tariffs on its products Sunday, with anti-dumping and anti-subsidies inquiries into American automotive and chicken products. Announcing the measures, the Chinese Commerce Ministry did not call them retaliation but responses to domestic concerns, adding they are in line with World Trade Organization rules, the China Daily reported. The ministry, while stressing its stand against protectionism, said Chinese businesses had complained that U.S.-made products...