The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has published new best practice guidance for industry to help prevent items that are considered the most significant to Russian weaponry requirements from being diverted for use in Russia’s war against Ukraine.
The. Septermber 28 guidance recommends that exporters and reexporters of these highest priority items seek written assurances of compliance from their customers to help prevent diversion.
United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai announced today that the United States has asked Mexico to review whether workers at the Teklas Automotive facility in Aguascalientes, which manufactures automotive parts, are being denied the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining.
Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Investigations, Orders, or Reviews:
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FR Document: 2023-21553 Citation: 88 FR 67240
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The United States is apparently going to work closely with China on Washington’s proposal to enhance transparency at the World Trade Organization, as some members seemed indifferent or somewhat opposed to the US proposal to improve transparency with some naming-and-shaming provisions, our correspondent has learned.
During the group meetings to discuss industrial policies, industrialization and policy space at the just-concluded retreat on Tuesday, Washington and Beijing – which were placed in the same group – discussed how to extend special and differential treatment while adhering to transparency provisions.
India defended its new ban on rice exports at the World Trade Organization, insisting that it is a regulation rather than a restriction and critical for ensuring the food security of 1.4 billion people, in the face of a volley of questions and concerns from the United States, Canada and Australia among others, our correspondent reports.
At the WTO’s Committee on Agriculture meeting, India said it is committed to ensuring food security in importing countries by granting exemptions to those in need upon their governments' requests. India said it continues to provide food assistance to vulnerable countries based on mutual agreements on the quantity.