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Jan 16, 2015

U.S. cane refiners ask gov’t to resume Mexico sugar probe -filing

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON Jan 16 (Reuters) – Louis Dreyfus
Commodities’ Imperial Sugar Co and AmCane Sugar LLC
have asked the U.S. government to continue its anti-dumping and
countervailing investigations on sugar from Mexico, according to
U.S. Department of Commerce filings.

The requests represent the shoring up of challenges launched
last week by the two companies to a pact finalized by the United
States and Mexico to end a dispute over sugar that has plagued
the North American marketplace for nearly a year.

Jan 15, 2015
Jan 15, 2015
Jan 15, 2015

WTO rules against Argentina in import restrictions case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The World Trade Organization on Thursday rejected Argentina’s bid to overturn a ruling in favor of the United States, European Union and Japan against the South American country’s licensing rules used to restrict imports.

The WTO’s appellate body upheld a WTO panel report that Argentina‚Äôs import licensing requirement and other import restrictions breach international trade rules, recommending the country bring its laws into line.

Jan 15, 2015

U.S. takes first steps to ease Cuba embargo

WASHINGTON, Jan 15 (Reuters) – The United States rolled out
a sweeping set of measures on Thursday to ease the
half-century-old embargo against Cuba, opening up the country to
expanded travel, trade and financial activities.

Defying hardline critics in Congress, President Barack
Obama made good on a commitment he made a month ago to begin
loosening some U.S. economic sanctions against the
communist-ruled island as part of an effort to end decades of
hostility.

Jan 12, 2015
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U.S. free trade critics, supporters kick off battle for public opinion

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Supporters and critics of free trade are readying for a bitter battle this year over major free trade deals and legislation to fast-track trade agreements through the U.S. Congress.

Unions, progressive lawmakers, consumer advocates, environmentalists, and social justice and human rights lobbyists kicked off a campaign on Thursday to oppose fast-track, which would allow Congress a yes-or-no vote on trade deals in exchange for setting negotiating goals.

    • About Krista

      "I write about trade from Washington DC, where I moved in August 2013. IN nine years with Reuters, I have written about the Latin American economy from Mexico City and European Central Bank from Frankfurt. In a previous life, I worked in Australia and covered the economy and national politics for local news agency AAP."
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      2004
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