The Commerce Department today (July 25) issued an affirmative preliminary determination in its antidumping (AD) probe into Chinese and Taiwanese imports of solar energy products, triggering a 15-day countdown for respondent companies to request talks on a possible suspension agreement.
The U.S. Commerce Department last week decided to move ahead with antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations into imports of Chinese passenger vehicle and light truck tires, after a 20-day delay during which the department established the United Steelworkers (USW) union had standing to bring the case.
This week's World Trade Organization panel report assessing China's challenge of 17 separate U.S. countervailing duty (CVD) orders in place against Chinese products – including solar panels – produced mixed results for the United States, according to private-sector sources.
Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Michael Punke yesterday (July 16) said that three members of President Obama's cabinet last week pressed China to compromise in the talks for an expanded Information Technology Agreement (ITA), urging it to lower tariffs on products such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines, computerized tomography (CT) scan machines and implantable medical devices.
Robert Holleyman, who has been nominated as the deputy U.S. trade representative in charge of Asia and Africa, today (July 16) testified to the Senate Finance Committee that he would focus on China trade problems as his "priority number one" and work on eliminating trade barriers that face the digital economy, such as barriers to cross-border data flows.
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- ITC Preliminarily Determines Injury From Certain Chinese Tire Imports, Continuing AD, CVD Cases
- Chamber Leads CEO Delegation To Meetings With Executives, Chinese Leaders Including Li
- ITIF Report Flags Forced Localization For U.S. Companies With Cloud Services In China
- MOFCOM Minister Says Panel Reports Bring Into Question WTO Compliance Of U.S. Trade Remedy Regime
- BRICS Countries Sign MOU Aimed At Facilitating Cooperation Between ECAs
- Industry Groups Urge G20 Trade Ministers To Take Steps Against Local Content Requirements
- APHIS Proposes Allowing Imports Of Fresh Apples From China
- Commerce Preliminarily Sets 210 Percent AD Margin For Calcium Hypochlorite Imports
- Holleyman Highlights Link To Digital Economy In Nomination Hearing
- WTO Panel To Release Report For EU-China Steel Fasteners Dispute By May 2015
- Appeals Court Rules Presidential Order Following Adverse CFIUS Review Deprived Ralls Of Due Process
- White House Says Obama, Xi Reviewed S&ED Outcomes In July 14 Phone Call
The United States and China at this week's Strategic & Economic Dialogue (S&ED) set a concrete timeline for moving ahead on their bilateral investment treaty (BIT) negotiations, committing to reach agreement on the core text by the end of the year and to launch discussions on their respective negative list offers early next year.
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