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2006-02-13 11:42:19

By William Schomberg and Richard Waddington BRUSSELS/GENEVA (Reuters) - The EU on Monday gave the United States three months to avoid retaliatory sanctions after Brussels won a long-running trade dispute, a threat which if carried out would add to transatlantic trade tensions. The World Trade Organisation's highest court, the appellate body, rejected a U.S. appeal against an earlier ruling that Washington violated global trade rules in the export tax row. The decision paves the way...

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2004-11-27 09:00:02

WASHINGTON - The World Trade Organization imposed penalties Friday on U.S. exports ranging from apples to textiles, escalating a trade dispute the Bush administration has struggled to defuse by unsuccessfully urging Congress to repeal legislation aimed at protecting American steelmakers. The administration signaled it would accept the penalties short term, but also warned that the United States would aggressively protect its own trading interests and expects fair treatment from the WTO....

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2004-11-26 21:00:03

WASHINGTON - The World Trade Organization imposed penalties Friday on U.S. exports ranging from apples to textiles, escalating a trade dispute the Bush administration has struggled to defuse by unsuccessfully urging Congress to repeal legislation aimed at protecting American steelmakers. The administration signaled it would accept the penalties short term, but also warned that the United States would aggressively protect its own trading interests and expects fair treatment from the WTO....

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2004-11-26 18:00:02

WASHINGTON - The World Trade Organization imposed penalties Friday on U.S. exports ranging from apples to textiles, escalating a trade dispute the Bush administration has struggled to defuse by unsuccessfully urging Congress to repeal legislation aimed at protecting American steelmakers. The administration signaled it would accept the penalties short term, but also warned that the United States would aggressively protect its own trading interests and expects fair treatment from the WTO....

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2004-11-26 15:00:03

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration said Friday it would comply with a World Trade Organization that penalizes some U.S. exports even as it tries to get Congress to change the law that prompted the sanctions. Speaking to reporters in Texas where he was vacationing, President Bush said that "we've worked hard to comply with the WTO. I think it's important that all nations comply with WTO rulings. I'll work with Congress to get into compliance." But Bush also said, "We expect the WTO, as...

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2004-11-26 12:00:02

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration indicated Friday that it would live with punitive new duties imposed by the World Trade Organization against U.S. products, even as it fights relentlessly to protect America's interests. "We are continuing to work with Congress to bring the U.S. into compliance and we are consulting with our trading partners on these efforts," said Richard Mills, spokesman for U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick. Officials already notified the WTO that "we intend to...


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