In This Week's Issue


October 20, 2014

CEOs Urge Obama to Push for China BIT When in Beijing
Add another agenda item for President Obama’s visit to Beijing for this year’s Asia- Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC) summit in November. In an Oct. 15 letter...

Bali Impasse Is “Paralyzing” WTO Work, Azevedo Says
A dire picture of the World Trade Organization (WTO) was painted in a report that Director-General Roberto Azevedo delivered Oct. 16 to the WTO Trade Negotiations...

Groups Want Congress to Clear Way for COOL Changes
In anticipation that a WTO ruling – perhaps the week of Oct. 20 – on whether the U.S. has changed its country-of-origin labeling (COOL) requirement for meat to comply with...

Froman Tries to Calm European Fears about TTIP
U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Michael Froman used a speech in Rome Oct. 14 to try to answer European critics who claim a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership...

U.S. Coos over WTO Ruling on Indian Poultry Ban
In what is getting to be a habit, administration officials applauded a WTO disputesettlement panel finding Oct. 14 in favor of the U.S. over India’s ban on various U.S...

Treasury Criticizes Trading Partners’ Dependence on Exports
Treasury again disappointed critics of Chinese currency policies Oct. 15 by not naming China a currency manipulator in its semiannual report to Congress on international...

CAFC Gives Support to “Bra” Classification Ruling
Differences over the tariff classification of two garments known as the “Bra Top” and “Bodyshaper” caused cleavage among judges at the Court of Appeals for the Federal...

Briefs: Export Enforcement, Chuck Taylors, Fokker, Line Pipe, Burma, TPP

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