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Jan 29, 2015

U.S. businesses urge China to postpone new cybersecurity policies

Jan 29 (Reuters) – U.S. business lobbies have called for
“urgent discussions” with the Chinese government over new
cybersecurity regulations that would force technology vendors to
Chinese banks to hand over secret source code and adopt Chinese
encryption algorithms.

Cybersecurity has been a significant irritant in U.S.-China
ties, with both sides trading accusations of abuses.

Jan 27, 2015

Top U.S. trade official urges Congress to back trade agenda

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top U.S. trade official urged Congress to back the administration’s trade agenda on Tuesday and said an ambitious Pacific trade pact is nearing completion.

In testimony to a key congressional committee, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said the administration looked to lawmakers to pass bipartisan legislation allowing a streamlined approval process for trade deals, such as the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Jan 23, 2015
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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

Jan 12, 2015
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