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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...

2010-10-30 00:00:04

In this 10-minute video, filmmaker Kevin P. Miller outlines why the Codex Alimentarius Commission, working under the auspices of the United Nations and the Food and Agricultural Organization, has become such a dangerous and bureaucratic nightmare, and why consumers need to educate themselves about what will happen if Codex standards are adopted worldwide. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 29, 2010 In his latest film, international award-winning filmmaker Kevin P. Miller (The Promised Land,...

2010-10-15 11:15:00

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) released the following statement from International President Leo W. Gerard regarding the announcement by the Office of the United States Trade Representative that the Obama Administration has accepted the USW's petition under Section 301 of the trade law seeking the elimination of Chinese policies and practices that adversely affect U.S. producers and their workers in the clean energy sector. A description of the...

2010-10-14 13:14:00

China's WTO violations, subsidies and state ownership harm U.S. manufacturers WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study released today concludes that the unprecedented growth of the Chinese steel industry is inconsistent with commercial considerations and has been facilitated by massive government intervention. The report entitled, The Reform Myth: How China is Using State Power to Create the World's Dominant Steel Industry, documents how China has accounted for all of...

2010-09-28 20:37:00

Swift action called by 181 signers for predatory trade practices on green jobs WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leo W. Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers (USW), commended today's release by U.S. Rep. Sandy Levin (D-MI) as chair of the Ways and Means Committee, a letter to President Obama signed by 181 members of Congress urging swift mobilization of resources in support of the union's Section 301 trade petition against China's use of unfair trade...

2010-09-16 08:01:00

WEST CHESTER, Ohio, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) today applauded the United States' filing of a complaint against China for violating the rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in imposing antidumping and countervailing duties against imports of grain oriented electrical steel from the United States. "The Chinese authorities conducted the investigation contrary to WTO rules," said James L. Wainscott, chairman, president and CEO of AK Steel. "The resulting duties are...

2010-09-15 18:09:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) today released the following statement, responding to public reports indicating that the WTO panel examining European Union allegations of U.S. government assistance to Boeing has issued a confidential interim ruling rejecting the vast majority of Europe's claims: "If today's reports are accurate that some $3 billion of the EU's claims were upheld by the WTO, excluding the claims that relate to past programs long ago remedied by...


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