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2009-11-25 09:00:00

Delivery of more than 100 rice bags to USTR headquarters highlights interfaith campaign for trade policy that supports global food security WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of 14 faith groups, led by American Jewish World Service (AJWS), delivered more than 100 "gift bags" of rice today to the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) demanding that U.S. trade negotiators support safeguard mechanisms for special products -- including food staples such as rice, maize and...

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2009-11-07 06:23:02

Internet censorship will be challenged at the World Trade Organization, as it can limit online trade and delivery services, a study says. A censorship case at the WTO could bring up dominion questions, as members can already censor for moral purposes, like prohibiting contact with child pornography websites. However, a WTO decision might restrict blanket censorship and force states to utilize specific filtering, says the study available on Thursday. "Censorship is the most important...

2009-10-22 13:19:00

SAO PAULO, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The huge challenges facing the world economy demonstrate -- if such demonstration was needed -- that we live in a global economic system and there is no escape behind protectionist trade barriers. World leaders, acting together, have taken decisive steps to reduce the risk of catastrophic failure of the financial system. In recognition of the need for global action, the G-20, a far more globally representative group than the G-8, has assumed the mantle...

2009-10-09 14:56:00

Legislation Would Create Jobs; Invest in Workers; Rebalance Trade WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today lauded new legislation introduced by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and U.S. Rep. Louise M. Slaughter (D-NY) that would support our nation's workforce and strengthen the competitiveness of American industries globally, while enhancing the administration's ability to reduce foreign trade barriers. The Reciprocal Market Access Act, which...

2009-09-16 20:18:13

Political supporters of Boeing Co. are trying to persuade defense officials to give the U.S. company the lucrative contract for a new aerial refueling tanker. SeattlePI.com reported Wednesday that Boeing backers want the Pentagon to keep in mind a recent World Trade Organization ruling that European Union governments illegally subsidized Airbus, whose parent, EADS, has teamed with Northrop Grumman in an attempt to win the new Air Force tanker deal. Much is at stake in this competition and I...

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 23:04:13

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 15:41:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE) Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Dan DiMicco today praised President Obama and United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk for their decision to apply duties on imports of illegally subsidized Chinese tires. "The Administration's strong action in the Chinese tire case is a victory for rules-based trade, American workers and manufacturers, and our overall economy. President Obama is setting a...

2009-09-12 07:24:03

A move by the United States to slap an import tariff on Chinese tires is trade protectionism that violates World Trade Organization rules, China said Saturday. Chinese Ministry of Commerce spokesman Yao Jian, reacting to a decision Friday by U.S. President Barack Obama to impose a 35 percent tariff on imported car and truck tires, told the state-run Xinhua news agency China is strongly dissatified with the decision, saying it violates not only WTO rules but also commitments made by the United...

2009-09-12 06:52:06

U.S. President Barack Obama has announced a 35 percent import tariff on Chinese car and light-truck tires that U.S. workers contend are disrupting the market. In a proclamation Friday night, Obama said he was acting after the U.S. International Trade Commission determined Chinese car and truck tires were being imported into the United States in such increased quantities or under such conditions as to cause or threaten to cause market disruption to the domestic producers of like or directly...