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The U.S. was urged to make “a more objective assessment.”

Tue, 3:44 PM

“Efforts by the Chinese have devasted the U.S. polysilicon industry, and the stakes of reopening the Chinese market have never been greater,” according to the Michiganders.

Tue, 2:48 PM

The top stories from the past week.

Tue, 1:33 PM

Next year’s targets are even bigger than this year’s targets, so it’s going to be even harder to catch up.

Mon, 8:08 PM

The consolidated document is expected to include “clean text” on e-signatures, authentication, spam and online consumer protection.

Mon, 4:39 PM
By Hannah Monicken

The World Trade Organization will announce its consensus director-general pick on Wednesday, with Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala picking up momentum after winning European Union support this week.

By Isabelle Icso

Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity members this week reaffirmed their commitment to confront what they called one of the “sharpest downturns” in steel demand ever recorded, urging G20 leaders to address excess capacity issues during a high-profile meeting next month.

Insider Interview
By Isabelle Icso

Key policies under consideration in Beijing this week signal the country is aiming to increase its control over companies and the economy rather than striving for market orientation, U.S.-China Business Council President Craig Allen said this week.

By Brett Fortnam

World Trade Organization members will soon have to grapple with the repercussions of U.S. agricultural subsidies that likely exceed domestic support commitments while deliberating how best to discipline state support, analysts and former officials said on Monday.

By Dan Dupont

With one deputy trade representative gone and another expected to depart soon, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has shuffled the portfolios of those who remain.

By Hannah Monicken

The U.S. on Monday appealed a World Trade Organization ruling that said its Section 301 tariffs on China violated international trade rules, arguing the report contained factual errors and represented a “missed opportunity” for the WTO to address unfair trade practices by Beijing.



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  • As negotiators at the World Trade Organization work to close divides in talks on how to rein in harmful fisheries subsidies ahead of a December deadline, Brazil this week tabled a revised proposal for capping subsidies, an approach that has previously been used by the U.S. and Australia as well as China -- with varying levels of ambition.

  • The U.S. is expected to exceed its World Trade Organization limit on agricultural domestic support for 2019 and 2020, congressional researchers say in a new report, though the Agriculture Department insists the programs were designed with the WTO constraints in mind.