It sounds like there may be confusion in the Obama administration over a basic, yet fundamental issue -- understanding the difference between export promotion and development mandates.
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The US, China, and the other members of the WTO to negotiate an agreed global line dividing what is permissible from what is impermissible when governments provide green subsidies.
While the United States likes to impose embargoes, it doesn't really like being subject to them. So it's worth spending a moment considering what happens when the sanctions shoe is on the other foot.
In September, the UN will evaluate the Millennium Development Goals. There are continuing high hopes that the G-20, meeting in November, will manage to get the world's economy back on track.
For a guy who loves "free trade" and is supposed to represent U.S. workers and businesses, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk seems way too comfy with tariffs being slapped on American exports.
From the point of view of many consumers, public health, digital rights and development groups, the United States Trade Representative is a major disappointment pushing an anti consumer agenda on dozens of issues.
This week some 38 or so countries are holding a secret negotiation in Guadalajara, Mexico, on something called the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement...
The U.S. government has created a secret process for insiders to view key negotiating documents for trade agreements -- as an alternative to demands for more openness.
The Obama administration has chosen someone from an organization dedicated at all costs to chemical-based agriculture to represent our trade interests abroad.
We have been seeking access to documents relating to negotiations on an important new intellectual property enforcement treaty. The agreement, misle...
Rep. Susan C. Schwab says that the electronics community and tech sector needs to be just as vocal as others who are protectionist. Trade agreements must benefit everyone.
Whether Ron Kirk is a good choice for trade representative will be determined by his ability to deliver on creating a new trade and globalization policy that benefits more Americans.
Last week, Chevron announced a second quarter profit of $6 billion. It would seem that Chevron could afford to compensate Ecuadoran peasants for toxic dumping in the Amazon.
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