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The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative announced today (May 27) that it has requested a compliance panel in the World Trade Organization over China's continued trade remedy duties on U.S. broiler chicken products in violation of a 2013 adverse panel ruling.

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Highlights from the latest issue of Inside U.S. Trade.

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The WTO director general takes to the Wall Street Journal op-ed page to note “the precise shape” of the group’s next work “”remains an open question.”

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A group of House Democrats has expressed similar concerns about possible connections to TPP and U.S. economic assistance.

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The joint communique of the G7 leaders highlighted global excess capacity in industrial sectors, particularly steel, as a problem that needs an urgent solution and hinted that failure to reach an agreement on coordinated actions among producing nations could lead to litigation in the World Trade Organization.

Negotiations for a Trade In Services Agreement (TISA) kicked off in Geneva on May 26 in a round that will include a ministerial meeting on June 1 on the margins of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris that is aimed at helping bring about a conclusion this year.

The U.S. International Trade Commission has accepted a Section 337 petition filed by the U.S. Steel Corporation that at a minimum seeks a ban on steel imports from China's largest forty producers due to illegal competition via theft of trade secrets, price fixing and false designation of origin.

The National Council of Textile Organizations will not waver in its support of the Trans-Pacific Partnership despite the U.S. International Trade Commission predicting the industry will see a small decline in output and employment, and textile imports will increase by less than two percent by 2032 as a result of the deal, according to an NCTO spokesperson.

The USA Rice Federation is seeking clarity and assurances from the Obama administration on how the Trans-Pacific Partnership would improve market access in Japan and preserve the U.S. rice industry's current market in Mexico before it can support the deal.

A Senate vote on May 25 was a first step toward removing catfish from the strict oversight of USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service, which this month found two shipments from Vietnam were contaminated with chemicals banned in the U.S., adding fuel to the fight between U.S. catfish importers and food safety advocates who are raising this as an issue in the debate over the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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