LIMA -- At the conclusion of the 17th round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks here, Peru's chief negotiator announced that Japan will be able to participate in a portion of the next round of negotiations slated to take place July 15-25 in Malaysia upon the conclusion of a 90-day consultation period within the United States.Inside U.S. Trade - May 24, 2013
A revised version of the European Commission’s draft mandate for upcoming trade negotiations with the United States includes new provisions on investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) meant to guard against “frivolous” legal claims.
President Obama's nominee to be the next Commerce secretary this week pledged before a Senate panel to "work closely" with various government agencies and the private sector to bolster the nation's forces against cyber attacks.
A revised version of the European Commission's draft negotiating mandate for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) adds a variety of new provisions into the section dealing with trade in services and investment, providing important new clues on which negotiating positions European negotiators will adopt once the two sides launch talks this summer.
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative will be effectively shuttered on May 28 for an “all-agency furlough day” brought upon by budget cuts imposed by Congress earlier this year, according to USTR spokeswoman Carol Guthrie. The furloughs are occurring “in combination with travel budget cuts and other savings measures,” she added.
Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Miriam Sapiro will assume leadership of USTR on an acting basis tomorrow (May 23) when current Acting USTR Demetrios Marantis vacates that post, a spokeswoman said.
The Senate yesterday (May 20) began debating a new farm bill that would make big changes to U.S. agricultural subsidies, but the legislation still faces both procedural and substantive hurdles before it will have the chance to advance to the president's desk. If things go relatively smoothly, the bill could be finalized before current provisions begin to expire on Sept. 30, but all signs point to a tough fight in the House that could drag the process out, lobbyists said.
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- Interested Parties Submit Comments To USTR On Adding Burma, Laos To GSP
- International Trade Union Confederation Lays Out Positions On TPP Provisions
- USDA Issues Final COOL Rule On RPT Deadline To Address Adverse WTO Ruling
- State, BIS Issue Proposed Export Control Reform Rule Covering Satellites
- Van Rompuy Says EU Looking For Best Way To 'Keep Turkey Involved' In TTIP Process
- Full EU Parliament Passes TTIP Resolution Endorsing Audiovisual Exclusion
- Civil Society Group Research Papers Examine SOEs, Dispute Settlement, Data Privacy In TPP
- U.S.-China Foundation Report Examines Future Of Bilateral Economic Relationship Over Next 10 Years
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LIMA The United States is holding open the possibility that, when it comes to the most sensitive products subject to tariff cuts under a final Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, companies may not be allowed to incorporate inputs from various TPP countries into a final good that qualifies for tariff benefits under the deal, sources said.
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