U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, upon arriving in Tokyo with President Obama today (April 23), called on Japan to make a bold move to open its economy under the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) or risk steering the negotiations down the wrong path, ramping up pressure on Japan to make concessions in bilateral market access talks.
The Commerce Department yesterday (April 21) issued an affirmative preliminary determination in the antidumping (AD) investigation of Turkish and Mexican steel concrete-reinforcing bar, with the highest margin just above the de minimis level for some Turkish exports, but much higher margins for Mexican exports of rebar.
The European Parliament's second-largest political party, the Socialists & Democrats (S&D) Group, late last week laid out a host of conditions it said must be met in the ongoing U.S.-EU trade negotiations in order for the group to be supportive of a deal.
A senior Obama administration official has all but ruled out the possibility that this week's meeting between President Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo will produce a breakthrough in the bilateral negotiations on agriculture and autos under the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Ahead of the one-year anniversary of a factory collapse in Bangladesh that killed roughly 1,100 workers, the Obama administration today (April 21) identified the hiring of more building inspectors and union registrations among the areas where the Bangladeshi government has made progress on labor rights and worker safety.
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- 63 House Members, Including 10 From Ways & Means, Sign Letter Asking Froman, Vilsack For Strong Japan Ag Deal
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