U.S.-China BIT 'Core Text' Still Outstanding, Beijing 'Negative List' Offer Could Spur Progress: Business Rep
The United States and China have missed their goal of reaching agreement on the core text of a bilateral investment treaty (BIT) by the end of 2014, but negotiations toward a deal could pick up speed in the first half of this year if Beijing comes forward with an offer that limits investment only in a narrow way, according to a U.S. business official.
The U.S. Department of Commerce this week preliminarily found that Chinese firms are dumping passenger and truck tires on the U.S. market at margins between 19.17 and 87.99 percent below their fair value and directed customs officials to begin collecting cash deposits at the border based on these rates.
The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) on Wednesday (Jan. 21) found the U.S. industry is materially injured or threatened with injury by imports of solar energy products from China and Taiwan, in a step that paves the way for the U.S. to slap duties on solar products from China for the second time in three years.
U.S. steelmakers are pushing to ensure that any potential bill to renew Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) moves together with legislation being drafted by Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Jeff Sessions (R-AL) that aims to combat currency manipulation by foreign trading partners, according to the head of a major U.S. steel industry group.
The European Parliament rapporteur on the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) has laid out t10 demands that must be met for a final agreement to be acceptable to its members, including having China participate in the negotiations now taking place among selected members of the World Trade Organization.
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- China Announces Nationwide Expansion Of Shanghai FTZ Policies, Directs Provinces To Submit Work Plans
- Commerce Issues AD, CVD Orders For Chinese Calcium Hypochlorite Imports
- SolarWorld Urges Commerce To Correct Ministerial Errors In Preliminary Review Of 2012 Chinese Solar Case
- USCBC Says New Ways & Means Trade Subcommittee Dems Have 'Generally Poor' Record On China
- U.S. Continues China E-Pay Push At Jan. 26 DSB Meeting
- In Remarks On BIT, Malmstrom Says China Needs To Eliminate More Investment Barriers
- USDA, Chinese Inspection Agency Reach Regulatory Agreement Allowing Increased U.S. Exports To China
- Commerce Preliminarily Finds Countervailable Subsidies For Chinese Steel Shelves
- ITC Initiates AD, CVD Injury Investigations For Uncoated Paper Imports From China, Other Countries
- U.S. Industry Injured By Calcium Hypochlorite Imports From China, ITC Says In Final Investigation Findings
- MOFCOM Says New Solar Remedy Duties Violate WTO Rules, Hints At Launching Dispute, Xinhua Reports
- AD Report Submitted By China To WTO Shows New Investigation On U.S. Optical Fiber
- MOFCOM Outlines How Foreign Investment Law Would Affect National Treatment, Other Issues
China and Korea have continued their bilateral exchange on the product scope of an expanded Information Technology Agreement (ITA), but so far have failed to settle their differences.
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