Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman have announced progress in tackling a range of Chinese trade barriers in this week's meeting of the Joint Commission On Commerce and Trade (JCCT), including new pledges for the fair application of China's anti-monopoly law (AML).
Amid signs that China may soon approve several backlogged U.S. applications to import genetically modified grains, the U.S. agriculture industry is urging the Obama administration not to settle for this incremental progress and secure a broader range of commitments from Beijing at this week's Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT).
The U.S. Department of Commerce on Tuesday (Dec. 16) hit Chinese solar panel exporters with antidumping (AD) duties ranging from 26.71 to 165.04 percent, in a final determination that could shut what petitioners have charged is a gaping loophole in a previous trade remedy investigation.
Countries participating in the negotiations for a plurilateral Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA) are pushing ahead with their efforts to develop a complete product list by April 2015 by holding additional negotiating rounds in January and March, but their ability to meet this goal could be hampered by two factors, sources said.
Undersecretary of Commerce for Industry and Security Eric Hirschhorn will attend the Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) this week in Chicago, where an export control working group is expected to discuss specific requests by Beijing for the U.S. to allow exports to China of certain equipment controlled by Commerce, according to Hirschhorn.
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At this week's Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT), the United States will continue to press China to speed up its approval process for agricultural biotechnology traits and to apply its anti-monopoly law (AML) in a non-discriminatory way, among other issues, according to U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman.
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