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Chinese steel companies in the coming weeks are expected to produce long-sought internal pricing and production information in a landmark Section 337 investigation at the U.S. International Trade Commission, which observers believe could hand the U.S. steel industry a potent new tool to combat what it sees as under-priced Chinese imports and trade secret theft.


Brown and Portman: “We understand that foreign producers are shifting production to different countries to avoid antidumping orders.”

Thu, 4:25 PM

“TFAC will provide perspectives from a diversity of stakeholders on the challenges and prospects for U.S. exporters in accessing finance.”

Thu, 2:33 PM

Our weekly look at who's saying what.

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UK free trade deal with the U.S. takes backseat to larger talks.

Thu, 12:40 PM

The foreign affairs, defense and trade select committee reported the bill back to parliament “against the wishes of Labour and the Greens.”

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The United States intervened at an Oct. 26 meeting of the World Trade Organization's Dispute Settlement Body to lambaste the procedural approach taken by the Appellate Body in reviewing the European Union-Argentina biodiesel dispute, but also came under pressure from Korea to comply with an Appellate Body report that found its method of “zeroing” to violate provisions of the Antidumping Agreement.

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in its submission to an Australian Senate committee tasked with reviewing the Trans-Pacific Partnership, expressed concern that the United States would demand that Australia take on additional commitments on biologic drugs before the agreement can enter into force for the country – citing precedent in the certification process of the two countries' bilateral free trade agreement.

Some parties to the Trade in Services Agreement are beginning to explore the possibility of concluding a deal without the European Union because of questions over the EU's ability to ratify a finalized deal and its continued deadlock with the United States over new services and data flows, according to multiple sources.

The United States has swatted away a proposal from Brazil, India, Korea and Mexico to eliminate the reappointment process for Appellate Body members at the World Trade Organization and instead require that they serve a single term of more than four years.

The European Union on Oct. 26 filed a six-part appeal of a World Trade Organization compliance panel report that last month determined the EU and certain member states have not withdrawn massive subsidies to Airbus for the production of large civil aircraft.

The U.S. and the European Union appear to be taking different tacks on the issue of removing fisheries subsidies linked to overcapacity of vessels and overfishing, with close observers split over whether an agreement can be struck by the next WTO ministerial at the end of 2017.

Around the World
  • The China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association is rejecting all claims made against the Chinese aluminum industry by U.S. groups and companies in a landmark section 332 case at the U.S. International Trade Commission, saying in a new filing that overcapacity charges aimed at China are unfounded and that the country's aluminum sector has simply been responding to...

  • Expecting that bilateral dialogues like last week's U.S.-India Trade Policy Forum will produce landmark results creates an inaccurate frame for viewing advances between the two countries, which are making steady progress on a number of trade fronts, the senior director of the U.S.-India Business Council, Amy Hariani, said during an Oct. 21 interview with Inside U.S. Trade.

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