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China Tells Commerce It Wants To Negotiate Suspension Of Solar AD Case

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.

USTR Seeks Comments On China's WTO Commitments; Hearing Slated For Oct. 1

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.

Ralls Wins A Hollow Victory Over CFIUS In Appeals Court Ruling: Experts

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.

Sources: U.S., China Have Yet To Tackle Toughest Text Issues In BIT Talks

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.

Taiwan Works To Build 'Patent Linkage' For Drugs As Part Of TPP Bid Prep

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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Commerce Gives China Additional Week To Propose Solar Settlement Deal

Updated: The U.S. Department of Commerce on Friday (Aug. 8) gave the Chinese government one more week -- until Aug. 15 -- to propose a suspension agreement to settle the ongoing trade remedy case facing Chinese solar energy exports, after Beijing said it was mulling whether to seek a negotiated settlement.

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