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  • 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...
  • Canada threatens trade sanctions over U.S. meat labeling law

    Canada could slap trade tariffs on U.S meat, wine, cheese and other exports in response to a U.S. meat labeling law that the World Trade Organization recently declared unfair. Canada’s international trade minister, Ed Fast, said Ottawa would...
  • Russia promises swift retaliatory measures to U.S. sanctions

    Russia promises swift retaliatory measures to U.S. sanctions
    Russia said on Friday it would respond quickly with retaliatory measures to the latest round of U.S. sanctions that it criticized as another "hostile step," pledging to support affected companies with state funds. The European Union and the United...
  • European ban on seal products is upheld; now stop the cruel seal hunt

    European ban on seal products is upheld; now stop the cruel seal hunt
    Just as the gruesome annual Canadian seal hunt is winding down, the World Trade Organization has once again upheld the European Union’s policy of banning the commercial trade in seal products in EU countries. That was the right decision, even though...
  • U.S. wins trade case against Chinese duties on American autos

     U.S. wins trade case against Chinese duties on American autos
    The U.S. on Friday won an international trade case against China for duties placed on imports of American automobiles, a victory that Obama administration officials hoped would prevent Beijing from enacting discriminatory taxes in the future. China...
  • Oscar Protest: Visual Effects Protestors Take to Streets

    Midday drizzle provided some relief from California's parching drought but it was the Golden State's withering visual effects industry in focus as visual effects artists took to the streets of Hollywood Sunday. It was the second consecutive year the...
  • Got intel, Uncle Sam? Share it with U.S. companies.

    By charging five Chinese military officers with hacking into U.S. corporations on behalf of Chinese industry, the Obama administration claims it is taking a tough step to protect the intellectual property of American companies. In fact, the move isn't...
  • U.S. prevails in WTO dispute with China over auto tariffs

     The World Trade Organization sided with the U.S. in a dispute with China over duties on imported American automobiles, the latest in a series of victories that the Obama administration hopes will halt Beijing's use of questionable tariffs to settle...
  • WTO says global trade to improve in next two years

    After a two-year slump, global commerce is expected to pick up in the next two years, one report says. World trade is forecasted to grow by 4.7% this year and 5.3% in 2015, buoyed by continual improvement in the economies of many countries, the World...
  • U.S.-Japan squabble over beef threatens Trans-Pacific Partnership

    WASHINGTON — After more than four years and 20 rounds of negotiations, the world's biggest free-trade deal in a generation has come down in good part to this: the United States and Japan squabbling over beef. With President Obama due to arrive...
  • Michael McFaul — an eye on Russia

    Michael McFaul was a scholar from Montana when he made his first trip to the West's Cold War enemy, the Soviet Union. Thirty years later, he was President Obama's chief Russia expert, then the United States ambassador in Moscow. He left the ambassadorship...