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Jan 8, 2015

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.

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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    • 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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