MEXICO CITY/WASHINGTON, Oct 27 (Reuters) – Mexico and the
United States reached a deal on Monday to avert potentially
steep duties on Mexican sugar imports to the United States,
defusing a months-long dispute that threatened to escalate into
a major trade war.
In the deal hammered out hours before U.S. regulators were
going to slap penalties on Mexican imports, the U.S. Department
of Commerce said officials initialed a draft agreement that
would suspend both anti-subsidy and anti-dumping duties on the
goods, if adopted in full.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States has floated excluding tobacco products from a key section of a 12-nation Pacific trade deal and signaled it may present a formal proposal to trading partners at talks in Australia, sources briefed on the negotiations said.
Dropping tobacco from the investor-state dispute settlement, or ISDS, section of the Trans-Pacific Partnership would prevent tobacco companies taking action against any TPP government under those legal protections, for example over health care measures.
GENEVA/WASHINGTON, Oct 20 (Reuters) – The United States
faces potential trade sanctions from Canada and Mexico after the
World Trade Organization ruled on Monday it had failed to bring
its meat labeling laws fully into line with international fair
The WTO said the United States had not done enough to change
its labeling laws, requiring retailers such as grocery stores to
list the country of origin on meat, after it lost an earlier WTO
challenge brought by Mexico and Canada.