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2010-01-25 15:31:00

SAO PAULO, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- In a letter sent today to Commissioner for Agriculture Mariann Fischer Boel, the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) called on the European Commission to stick with its commitment, assumed at the World Trade Organization (WTO), and not allow European exports of sugar above the ceiling of 1.374 million tonnes. According to UNICA, current EU sugar surpluses are the result of stocks accumulated over the last campaigns, when world sugar...

2010-01-11 16:43:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leo W. Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers (USW) today responded to the World Trade Organization (WTO) decision to launch an investigation into President Obama's decision to impose tariffs on surging Chinese tire imports by enforcing U.S. trade law to protect American jobs in the tire sector. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) "The USW has complete faith that the decision of the President...

2010-01-11 15:36:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American poultry industry has urged U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Ron Kirk to "fully and resolutely pursue" a World Trade Organization (WTO) action against European Union rules that effectively block American poultry from the European market. "The injustice against U.S. poultry has continued for far too long, and it is time to begin to correct that injustice," the presidents of the National Chicken Council (NCC), National Turkey...

2009-12-07 09:48:00

LONDON, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Thomson Reuters Founders Share Company today announces that it has appointed Mr. Pascal Lamy, Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), to join its Board of Directors. The Founders Share Company Directors act as Trustees of the Thomson Reuters Trust Principles (the "Principles") which are applied to the entire Thomson Reuters business. The Principles govern the way Thomson Reuters carries out business throughout the world. Mr. Lamy,...

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,...


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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
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  • Completely; extremely.
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This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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