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Obama, Abe under pressure to salvage signature Pacific trade pact

WASHINGTON/TOKYO (Reuters) – A meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe this week in Tokyo may not seal one of the world’s biggest trade pacts, but it could give it a much-needed boost.

A central element of Obama’s strategic shift towards Asia, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would connect a dozen Asia-Pacific economies by eliminating trade barriers and harmonizing regulations in a pact covering two-fifths of the world economy and a third of all global trade.

Apr 19, 2014

U.S. launches probe into Mexican sugar imports as mills reject claims

WASHINGTON, April 18 (Reuters) – The U.S. government
launched on Friday a probe into allegations that cheap imports
of Mexican sugar are causing nearly $1 billion in damages in the
local market, even as the Mexican representatives made a formal
rebuttal of the accusations.

The news came as the U.S. trade regulators held their first
preliminary conference on charges by U.S. sugar producers that
Mexican mills have “dumped” subsidized sugar across the border
in a complaint that could lead to duties on Mexican imports and
spark retaliation against U.S. exports.

Apr 19, 2014

U.S. launches probe into Mexican sugar imports as mills reject claims

WASHINGTON, April 18 (Reuters) – The U.S. government
launched on Friday a probe into allegations that cheap imports
of Mexican sugar are causing nearly $1 billion in damages in the
local market, even as the Mexican representatives made a formal
rebuttal of the accusations.

The news came as the U.S. trade regulators held their first
preliminary conference on charges by U.S. sugar producers that
Mexican mills have “dumped” subsidized sugar across the border
in a complaint that could lead to duties on Mexican imports and
spark retaliation against U.S. exports.

    • 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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