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    1. April 2, 2013

      Outgoing SEC head joins consulting group

      Mary Schapiro, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission throughout Barack Obama’s first presidential term, is...

    2. March 19, 2013

      US trade chief vows to fight for farmers

      The top US trade official has vowed to battle for US farmers in trade talks with the EU and Japan. “We take this very...

    1. February 6, 2013

      US complains over India solar trade

      The US has launched a trade complaint against India over its national solar programme, highlighting renewable energy’s place...

    2. February 4, 2013

      Obama puts trade at heart of agenda

      The Obama administration is readying several new cabinet appointments which will put the president’s seal on what is likely...

    3. January 28, 2013

      Japan relaxes restrictions on US beef

      The US has announced that Japan will ease some restrictions on beef imports beginning in February. Officials said the...

    4. January 15, 2013

      US presses ahead with global trade talks

      The Obama administration took a crucial step towards pressing ahead with talks towards a trade deal on international...

    5. January 10, 2013

      US in trade dispute with Indonesia

      The US launched a trade dispute against Indonesia over import restrictions on a wide range of agricultural products –...

    6. January 7, 2013

      Contenders for Obama’s top jobs

      Treasury: Tim Geithner has clearly signalled his intention to step down as Treasury secretary at the end of Mr Obama’s first...

    7. January 7, 2013

      Transatlantic trade talks near lift-off

      Like putting an astronaut on Mars, a US-EU bilateral transatlantic trade deal has been a long-held dream of policy makers...

    8. July 5, 2012

      Obama challenges Chinese car import tax

      The US will challenge Chinese duties imposed on imported American vehicles, in a counter-strike timed to coincide with...

    9. June 15, 2012

      WTO backs US in China steel dispute

      The World Trade Organisation has ruled that duties China imposed on high-tech American steel exports were inconsistent with...

    10. June 12, 2012

      Moscow trade move on US agenda

      Momentum is growing in Congress for legislation to normalise US trade relations with Russia in connection with its looming...

    11. The World

      June 5, 2012

      Dodging the chlorinated chicken

      A new lease of life in an old idea? The EU and the US are talking about some kind of bilateral trade agreement – as, to be...

    12. March 12, 2012

      WTO affirms ruling on illegal Boeing subsidies

      The World Trade Organisation said Boeing benefited from several billion dollars in illegal subsidies, upholding most of a...

    13. March 6, 2012

      US takes India’s ban on poultry imports to WTO

      The US has launched a case against India at the World Trade Organisation, charging that the Asian nation’s ban on poultry...

    14. February 19, 2012

      China eases restrictions on Hollywood films

      China has agreed to lift some of the restrictions on the distribution of US-made films in a landmark deal that will boost...

    15. February 6, 2012

      US agrees to drop ‘zeroing’ in trade disputes

      The US has reached deals with the European Union and Japan to drop a contentious practice in its anti-dumping calculations...

    16. January 19, 2012

      Congress urged to ease China tariff rules

      The US administration has urged Congress to pass legislation easing the imposition of anti-subsidy tariffs on imports from...

    17. December 9, 2011

      US threatens EU with $10bn in sanctions

      The US has rejected European Union claims that Brussels has complied with a World Trade Organisation ruling against...

    18. November 11, 2011

      Japan set to join trade discussions

      Japan’s prime minister has announced he will seek to join discussions on a trade pact with the US and other Pacific...

    19. November 8, 2011

      Trans-Pacific Partnership: Far-reaching agreement could form powerful new trade bloc

      Just what the global trading system needs: another acronym. The TPP, or Trans-Pacific Partnership to give it its full title,...

    20. September 20, 2011

      US challenges China on poultry restrictions

      The US is bringing a case against China in the World Trade Organisation to challenge the Asian nation’s imposition of trade...

    21. July 5, 2011

      WTO rules against China exports

      The World Trade Organisation on Tuesday ruled against China’s practice of limiting its exports of raw materials, handing a...

    22. July 1, 2011

      Republicans boycott trade vote

      Republicans in the Senate staged a boycott of a crucial hearing to advance US free trade agreements with South Korea,...

    23. April 6, 2011

      US close to deal with Colombia on trade pact

      The US has reached a deal on a free-trade agreement with Colombia, the White House said, showing fresh momentum in President...

    24. March 8, 2011

      Congressional approval sought for S Korea deal

      The Obama administration is ready to submit a free-trade agreement with South Korea for congressional approval, the top US...

    25. February 15, 2011

      Call for push on US-Colombia trade deal

      Republicans have called on Congress to speed up the passage of the long-delayed free trade agreement between Washington and...

    26. February 11, 2011

      US presses WTO cases against China

      The US has stepped up its campaign against China’s trade policies, asking for two cases against Beijing to be referred for...

    27. February 9, 2011

      Obama urged to revive China investment talks

      The Obama administration should revive discussions with China over a bilateral investment treaty, a senior Republican in the...

    28. FT Alphaville

      December 23, 2010

      US accuses China of illegal wind power subsidies

      The US has accused China of illegally subsidising the production of wind power equipment Reuters reports, with officials...

    29. December 23, 2010

      US accuses China of illegal wind power aid

      The US has accused China of unfairly subsidising its domestic wind industry, calling for talks with Beijing that could lead...

    30. December 16, 2010

      US claims progress in China trade talks

      US officials have claimed “progress” on a number of thorny issues in trade relations with China, from intellectual property...

    31. December 13, 2010

      WTO upholds US tariffs on Chinese tyres

      The US notched up a win in a trade dispute with China over tyre imports as senior officials gathered in Washington for a...

    32. November 8, 2010

      Washington to push Seoul on bilateral deal

      Barack Obama, the US president, will attempt to clinch an outline deal this week on a high-profile bilateral trade agreement...

    33. September 15, 2010

      US raises pressure for renminbi rise

      Washington took aim at China’s “unfair” trade policy on Wednesday, with lawmakers threatening legislation against Chinese...

    34. June 26, 2010

      Obama aims to renegotiate S Korea trade pact

      President Barack Obama said on Saturday he wants to renegotiate the stalled US bilateral trade pact with South Korea by...

    35. May 21, 2010

      EU concern over 'protectionist' tax plan

      The European Union has protested to the US government over what it claims are protectionist tax measures against foreign...

    36. May 20, 2010

      EU attacks ‘discriminatory’ US tax moves

      The European Union has protested to US finance and trade officials over what it sees as protectionist tax measures against...

    37. March 27, 2010

      WTO forecasts big increase in global trade this year

      World trade will rebound in 2010 as international commerce continues its rapid recovery from the falls during the financial...

    38. March 26, 2010

      WTO forecasts big rise in global trade

      World trade will rebound in 2010 as international commerce continues its rapid recovery from the falls during the financial...

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