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.
The industry association that represents U.S. steel companies today (July 16) called for any future legislation that grants the president Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) or implements a free trade agreement to contain provisions on trade enforcement, including changes to U.S. trade remedy law and language to address currency manipulation.
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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A meeting this week between United States Cabinet officials and senior members of the Chinese leadership failed to yield a breakthrough in the long-stalled talks to expand the outdated Information Technology Agreement (ITA).
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