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Dec 23, 2014
Dec 23, 2014

Online shopping spotlights trade wishes for small businesses

WASHINGTON, Dec 23 (Reuters) – Booming online shopping is
turning more small businesses into exporters and pushing issues
like duty-free limits and customs duties higher up the wish
lists for upcoming free-trade deals.

Retailer Colleen Rast, who sells new brand-name apparel and
vintage collectibles through eBay and Amazon,
was hit with a $150 customs bill when a New Zealand boutique
returned a shipment with a retail value of $1,000.

Dec 17, 2014

U.S. slaps hefty duties on solar goods from China, Taiwan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States confirmed steep import duties on solar products from China and Taiwan on Tuesday in a decision that may inflame trade tensions between the two countries.

Anti-dumping duties for Chinese goods were set as high was 165.04 percent as the U.S. arm of German solar manufacturer SolarWorld AG seeks to close a loophole which allowed Chinese producers to sidestep duties imposed in 2012.

Dec 16, 2014

U.S. confirms duties on solar goods from China, Taiwan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States confirmed steep import duties on solar products from China and Taiwan on Tuesday in a decision which may inflame trade tensions between the two countries.

Anti-dumping duties for Chinese goods were set as high was 165.04 percent as the U.S. arm of German solar manufacturer SolarWorld AG (SWVKk.DE: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) seeks to close a loophole which allowed Chinese producers to sidestep duties imposed in 2012.

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Trade authorization deal faces test from U.S. legislators

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A push by the White House to woo free trade skeptics on Capitol Hill will help bills through the next Congress, but lawmakers are unlikely to simply wave through legislation that holds the key to deals covering two-thirds of the world economy.

President Barack Obama plans to advocate for a bill allowing the administration to negotiate trade deals and fast-track them through Congress with no amendments.

    • 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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