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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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