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  • As Cuba-US relations thaw, Vietnam may offer lessons

    HANOI, Vietnam Americans often cite the importance of Florida politics to explain why relations between the United States and Cuba have been frozen for more than a half century. But nearly 20 years after the U.S and Vietnam buried a bloody hatchet, an...
  • Russia says U.S. scrapping steel trade deal raises WTO issues

    Russia has complained that a U.S. move to scrap a 15-year-old deal sheltering Russian flat-rolled steel producers from high import duties is inconsistent with World Trade Organization rules. The move comes as Western sanctions over Moscow's actions in...
  • EU widens trade row with new Boeing subsidy claim

    EU widens trade row with new Boeing subsidy claim
    The European Union opened a new front in a decade-old dispute over aircraft subsidies on Friday, launching a complaint at the World Trade Organization alleging illegal tax breaks in Boeing's home state of Washington. The EU said the Pacific coast state,...
  • EU wants U.S. embargo of Cuba to end but accepts will take time

    The European Union, which once launched a lawsuit to try to break the U.S. economic embargo on Cuba, said on Thursday it still wanted the blockade lifted but it was prepared to wait. The United States and Cuba agreed on Wednesday to restore diplomatic...
  • U.S. trade strategy suffers second blow in days at WTO

    The World Trade Organization on Thursday ruled Washington had unfairly penalised imports of Chinese solar panels and other goods, the second time the body has faulted Washington's tactics in 10 days. The United States, through its Trade Representative...
  • As China visits Chicago, good signs for free trade

    As China visits Chicago, good signs for free trade
    Top officials from the U.S. and China are in Chicago this week to work on a treaty that would greatly encourage investment in both nations by expanding financial protections for foreign investors. Let's hope Chicago's environs charm them into securing a...
  • Obama's high-tech deal with China in trouble as WTO talks break down

    GENEVA A China-U.S. agreement to scrap tariffs on high-tech items that was hailed as a major achievement of President Barack Obama's November visit to Beijing fell apart Friday during negotiations in Geneva because of differences between China and South...
  • Chicago sees potential gold in hosting China trade summit

    Chicago sees potential gold in hosting China trade summit
    Chicago's continuing push for a bigger slice of trade with China will kick into high gear Tuesday when top negotiators from Washington and Beijing fly in for bilateral talks aimed at easing the flow of cross-border commerce. While the main show at the U....
  • WTO reverses much of ruling in Indian challenge to U.S. steel duties

    An appeals board of the World Trade Organization reversed much of an earlier ruling against the United States on Monday, but it said U.S. duties on Indian steel broke WTO rules and asked the United States to bring them into line with its regulation. In...
  • China-U.S. status: It's complicated

    Americans like to keep the world simple, dividing important countries into two groups: valued allies and hateful enemies. That approach suffices when we're talking about South Korea and North Korea. But it doesn't work well when it comes to China....
  • Congress needs to fast track the 'fast-track' bill

    Congress needs to fast track the 'fast-track' bill
    This week's pledges by U.S. and Chinese leaders to cut carbon emissions overshadowed a meeting of the minds on trade that could pay dividends more quickly. They include an agreement on tariffs for high-tech goods that could boost the economies of many...