Updated: The U.S. Department Of Agriculture (USDA) last week announced it has reached an agreement with Beijing that will allow California citrus growers to export to China for the first time since April 2013.
Beijing has told the U.S. Commerce Department it wants to negotiate a settlement that would suspend an ongoing antidumping (AD) investigation into imports of certain solar panels from China, in a move that opens up new phase in the longstanding trade spat that will likely stretch on for months but leaves many questions unanswered.
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has requested public comments to inform its annual report to Congress on China's compliance with its World Trade Organization obligations that is expected to be released in December, and will also hold a public hearing on Oct. 1 to solicit further input on this topic.
Last month's U.S. appellate court ruling in favor of a Chinese company suing the president and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) will not have a meaningful impact on the outcome of the case and is likely do little to boost the transparency of the CFIUS review process, according to experts.
U.S. and Chinese negotiators have yet to delve into what private-sector sources say are likely to be the most contentious issues in the negotiations on the text of a bilateral investment treaty (BIT), raising questions about whether they can meet a year-end target for reaching agreement on the core text provisions.
- APHIS Proposes Conditionally Allowing Select Citrus Imports From China, South Africa
- Commerce Postpones Preliminary AD Determination For Chinese Shipping Container Probe
- State Dept. Official To Address Investment, IP Protection During Visit To Beijing
- Beijing, USDA Reach Agreement To Allow California Citrus Exports To China
- ITC Schedules Dec. 8 Hearing For Injury Probe Into Chinese, Taiwanese Solar Imports
- China Appeals WTO Panel Ruling In Challenge Of U.S. CVDs
- APEC Highlights Its Own Work On Trade Facilitation In Wake Of WTO Stalemate
- CFIUS Approves Lenovo Acquisition Of IBM Server Business
- Li Discusses Bilateral Economic Relations In Meeting With U.S. Congressional Delegation
- Chinese Government Tells Commerce It Is Interested In Negotiating Suspension Agreement For Solar AD Case
- USTR Requests Comments For China WTO Compliance, NTE Reports
- Obama Administration Issues New Guidelines Opening Door For Lobbyists To Serve On ITACs, Following Settlement In Court Challenge
- Commerce Postpones Preliminary CVD Determination For Chinese Tires Case To Nov. 21
- Following Leaders' Summit, Donohue Says U.S. Can Do More To Compete With Chinese Investment In Africa
- Commerce Publishes Scope Rulings From April Through June
- China Considering Suspension Agreement In Solar Case, Asks Commerce For Extra Week To Submit Proposal
- U.S.-China Economic & Security Commission Flags Issues With Beijing's Antitrust Raids, Ralls Impact On CFIUS
- Appellate Body Upholds Main Panel Findings Faulting Chinese Restrictions On Rare Earths Exports
The Taiwanese government is in the beginning stages of trying to create a patent linkage system for marketing approval of pharmaceuticals and will establish a task force on the issue as part of an administration-wide effort to ready itself for eventual accession to a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.
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