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2011-05-09 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Global Harvest Initiative (GHI) today published the second of five issue briefs outlining policies to sustainably increase the rate of agricultural productivity and address hunger and food security in anticipation of a global population surge to over 9 billion people by 2050. The issue brief, "Removing Barriers to Global and Regional Trade in Agriculture," highlights the critical importance of improving food and agricultural trade flows in the...

2011-04-23 00:00:30

"This WTO report is a stark wake up call for anyone who cares about the future of our oceans and our fishing communities," said WWF Senior Fellow David Schorr. "Governments have the power to stop using taxpayer money to promote fisheries depletion, so they need to act now to enact strong WTO rules to eliminate harmful fisheries subsidies." Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 22, 2011 World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is applauding the strong language in a long-awaited report that a key World Trade...

2011-03-31 09:30:00

CHICAGO, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A World Trade Organization final case ruling published today confirms the massive market advantage Airbus has enjoyed from billions in illegal government subsidies provided to fund the company's commercial airplane product line since its inception more than 40 years ago. "This WTO ruling shatters the convenient myth that European governments must illegally subsidize Airbus to counter U.S. government assistance to Boeing," said J. Michael...

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...

2011-03-23 13:30:46

Editorial: The production of generic drugs in India A new trade agreement between India and Europe would block access to life saving drugs for billions of people living in developing countries, warns an expert on bmj.com today. The EU wants India to adopt tough new patent protection rules for drugs so that no new generic drug could be sold in India without the permission of the company that owned the brand name version of the drug, writes James Love at Knowledge Ecology International in an...

2011-03-04 07:00:00

OMAHA, Neb., March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Data Support Systems, Inc. (DSS) today announced June 6th 2011 as the General Availability date for its latest solution TRIPS Dispute(TM). In addition, DSS unveiled the details of an accompanying "Advisory Bank Program" designed specifically for the solution. When asked about TRIPS Dispute(TM), Carl Bortol, DSS President and Founder, said, "Many financial institutions continue to handle Regulation E and Regulation Z disputes via homegrown...

2011-01-31 11:20:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) today released the following statement, responding to public reports that the WTO panel deciding European Union claims of U.S. government assistance to Boeing has issued a confidential final ruling rejecting the vast majority of Europe's claims: "Today's reports confirm the interim news from last September that the WTO rejected almost all of Europe's claims against the United States, including the vast majority of its R&D claims...

2010-12-22 16:16:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the United States Senate ratified the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) with Russia by a vote of 71-26. The U.S.-Russia Business Council (USRBC) commends the Senate for taking this significant step forward that will help to reinforce the ongoing constructive dialogue that has led to improvements in the United States' bilateral relationship with Russia, while at the same time ensuring that U.S. national security...

2010-12-15 15:51:00

SAO PAULO, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Following today's U.S. Senate decision (81-19) to approve an US$858 billion bill extending the Bush-era tax cuts for two years - a bill that maintains ethanol subsidies and a US$0.54 per gallon tariff on imported ethanol, the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) is issuing the following statement. All remarks should be attributed to UNICA President Marcos Jank. "Despite calls from across the country - including nearly 100 newspaper...

2010-12-13 14:36:00

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Leo W. Gerard, President of the United Steelworkers (USW) issued the following statement today, applauding an announcement by Ambassador Ron Kirk, U.S. Trade Representative, that a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement panel found in favor of the United States, a challenge by China on imposition of import duties on passenger and light truck tires under the Section 421 safeguard mechanism included in China's Protocol of...