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Taiwan on Monday (July 27) said it will accept the tentative deal expanding the product scope of the Information Technology Agreement (ITA), dropping its demands to have flat-panel displays included in the deal.

The United States continued to press China to further open up its market to foreign providers of electronic payment services (EPS) at this week's meeting of the World Trade Organization's Dispute Settlement Body (DSB), amid indications that Beijing is taking further regulatory action to do so.

The U.S. Treasury Department is growing wary that Chinese authorities are empowering themselves with new, broader legal means to prohibit foreign business operations and effectively undermine any concession the Chinese government may make in negotiations for a U.S.-China bilateral investment treaty (BIT).

The Commerce Department has said it will lower antidumping (AD) and countervailing duties (CVDs) facing some Chinese solar cell producers, while raising them for others, following a review of the first trade remedy case brought by SolarWorld Americas in 2011 that the company later said failed to address unfair trade practices.

In a victory for the United Steelworkers (USW) union, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) on Tuesday (July 14) issued a final determination that domestic tire producers are being materially injured by dumped and subsidized imports from China. The vote was split along party lines 3-3, but the commission's regulations require that a tie vote be treated as an affirmative determination.