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2014-08-07 16:22:07

Affirms Huge Victory for Producers and Workers Around World WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leo W. Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers (USW) released the following statement on today's affirmative determination by the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body in a U.S. case against exports of rare earth minerals, tungsten and molybdenum by China. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO The WTO case was sparked by a...

2014-07-14 23:00:20

In a significant ruling handed down today, a panel of judges at the World Trade Organization (WTO) accused the United States of violating global trade rules when it imposed punitive import duties in 2012 on many Chinese products, including solar panels. After the decision was announced, Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), issued the following statement: WASHINGTON, D.C. (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 In a significant ruling handed down today for case...

2014-06-26 16:26:18

WASHINGTON, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to prevent billions of dollars in retaliatory tariffs against the U.S., a broad coalition of industries is urging Congress to take action on the U.S. Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) dispute with Canada and Mexico. The newly formed coalition has sent a letter to the leaders of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees asking Congress to take action directing the Secretary of Agriculture to suspend indefinitely the...

2014-05-23 12:20:51

PITTSBURGH, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard released the following statement today after reports of another win against China in a trade enforcement action at the World Trade Organization (WTO). This case involves the illegal tariffs imposed by China on exports of U.S.-produced cars and SUVs. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO "It is time for China to start playing by the rules. Since...

2014-03-27 12:23:40

PITTSBURGH, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leo W. Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers (USW) issued this statement today after the World Trade Organization (WTO) announced its decision reaffirming the right the of the United States to use countervailing duty law against China, while questioning the methodology used in determining margins in those cases. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO "Today's decision is a mixed result. On...

2014-02-05 16:24:15

Also in This Edition: Jobs for Writers and Media Industry Blog Posts NEW YORK, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Below are experts from the ProfNet network that are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area. If you are interested in interviewing any of the experts, please contact them via the contact information at the end of the listing. To receive these updates by email, send a note to profnet@profnet.com with the industries you cover, and we'll add you to the appropriate...

2014-02-04 11:48:21

Chinese protectionism in the digital media sphere has created a major underdiscussed trade gap between China and the United States, and the U.S. government must place more pressure on the Chinese government to open up the nation’s media to foreign competition, according to a new paper from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. The paper, “Building a Transparent Web: Transnational Social Media, Cybersecurity and Sino-U.S. Trade,” was authored by Aynne Kokas, a fellow...


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