President Obama's annual trade policy agenda released yesterday (March 4) says holding China accountable to implement its obligations under the World Trade Organization is a "top priority" for the United States in 2014.
President Obama's annual trade policy agenda released today (March 4) announces a new telecommunications trade initiative and a new approach to the longstanding softwood lumber dispute with Canada but otherwise breaks little new ground on existing trade initiatives and enforcement pledges.
The United States and China last week squared off over their respective trade remedy policies during meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB), with the U.S. requesting a panel to assess China's compliance with a World Trade Organization ruling on grain-oriented flat rolled electrical steel (GOES), and China seeking a panel to challenge key aspects of U.S. antidumping (AD) methodology, both as applied and as such.
President Obama yesterday (Feb. 27) nominated Robert Holleyman, former president of the Business Software Alliance, for the deputy U.S. trade representative position vacated last May by former Deputy USTR Demetrios Marantis and filled on an acting basis by Wendy Cutler.
The number of antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations launched against China continues to rise, with China being the target of more such probes than any other World Trade Organization member during the period of October 2012 and November 2013, according to a WTO report released this week.
- USTR Requests Public Comments On U.S. Compliance Panel Request In WTO GOES Dispute With China
- China Sees Approximately $23 Billion February Trade Deficit, Its First Since April 2013, Xinhua Reports
- China Notifies WTO Ag Committee Of 2012 TRQs
- Commerce Postpones Preliminary CVD Determination For Chinese Solar Products Until June 2
- Chinese Foreign Minister Says China Hopes To Speed EU BIT Talks With View Toward Future FTA
- U.S. Questions Taiwan In WTO Committee On Revised Safeguard Procedures
- U.S. Monthly Goods Trade Deficit With China Increased 13.5 Percent In January To $27.8 Billion
- Commerce Minister Touts Changes To Chinese Solar Policies, Including On Product Cost, Added Value, Xinhua Reports
- Senate Confirms Kerlikowske, Schmidtlein For Posts At CBP, ITC
- Stakeholders, Civil Society Submit Post-Hearing Comments For Special 301 Report
- China Says It Did Not Maintain Any Ag Export Subsidies In 2012
- China, U.S. Hold Four-Day BIT Round In Washington; January Talks Saw Start Of Text-Based Negotiations
- NCTO Says Yarn-Forward Rule Attracts FDI To U.S. From China, Other Destinations
- ICAC Predicts Slight Drop In World Cotton Production As U.S., China Implement New Policies
The Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) this week criticized the U.S. International Trade Commission's (ITC) preliminary determination that the U.S. solar industry is materially injured or threatened with injury by solar products from China and Taiwan.
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