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2010-08-24 13:30:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Trims, dubbed one of "Corporate America's Best Kept Secrets" and the "Ultimate Treasure Hunters" by Departures Magazine, has earned a position again this year on Inc.'s annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America. Trims is the leading provider of concierge style promotional services to corporate markets. Over the past two decades, it has revolutionized how companies use branded products to build relationships with their key...

2010-06-30 13:59:00

ARLINGTON, Va., June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) welcomes the final ruling of the World Trade Organization (WTO) 316 Panel, which affirmed U.S. claims that subsidies provided to Airbus, particularly in the form of launch aid, have harmed U.S. industry, that EU governments must withdraw those subsidies and provide redress to the U.S., and that this practice of systematic subsidization must be abandoned going forward. This ruling is a vital...

2010-06-30 09:28:00

CHICAGO, June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) today praised the World Trade Organization's final ruling that billions of dollars in European launch aid subsidies used by Airbus to develop its commercial airplanes are illegal and must end. The decision, which the WTO made public earlier today, also declares that a broad array of government funding for Airbus research and infrastructure development violated international trade agreements. "This is a landmark decision and...

2010-05-10 11:24:00

SAN FRANCISCO, May 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Open Book Alliance (OBA) released a comprehensive analysis that details how the proposed Google Books Settlement violates international laws and treaties. For the first time, the proposed class action settlement between Google, the Association of American Publishers and the Author's Guild has been fully evaluated to determine the claims and remedies that other nations may seek through the World Trade Organization (WTO) for the...

2010-04-26 00:00:00

BEIJING, April 26 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- With the global economy beginning to emerge from a long recession, and China enjoying robust growth even as it faces several challenges, the American Chamber of Commerce in the People's Republic China (AmCham-China) today released its 2010 White Paper on the State of American Business in China (White Paper). A major theme in the document highlights the need for increased focus on ensuring national treatment for foreign-invested companies in China....

2010-04-18 10:30:00

PRADOPOLIS, Brazil, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- It makes no sense for countries to adopt ambitious policies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, while continuing to apply high tariffs on clean technologies that can be instrumental to achieve reduction goals and allowing fossil fuels to be traded freely. That was a key message delivered this morning by the President and CEO of the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA), Marcos Jank, in a presentation to the World Trade...

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2010-04-13 06:55:00

Indonesia is filing a dispute with the World Trade Organization (WTO) over the United States' ban on clove-flavored cigarettes, according to Reuters reports published Monday. A member of the Indonesian WTO mission told the news agency that the nation was filing a complaint over a September 2009 Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ban on cigarettes with fruit, candy, cinnamon, vanilla, cocoa, licorice, coffee, or clove flavors. According to the FDA, the banned products were too attractive to...

2010-03-22 14:08:00

CHICAGO, March 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) today issued the following statement from Ted Austell, vice president, Executive, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, regarding the anticipated final WTO decision in the U.S. case against European government subsidies to Airbus. "We look forward to the WTO's final decision, which reportedly will be transmitted to the parties tomorrow, March 23. After years of charges and counter-charges, an independent panel that has worked...

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...


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