Lori Wallach: WTO Orders Sanctions Unless US Cuts Consumer Labels, Disproving Obama TPP Claims

Yesterday’s World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling against the country-of-origin meat labels (COOL) that Americans rely on to make informed choices about their food provides a glaring example of how trade agreements can undermine U.S. public interest policies. The WTO authorized over $1 billion annually in trade sanctions against the United States unless and until the…

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News Release: Two New Reports Show Trans-Pacific Partnership has Major Agricultural, Labor and Environmental Deficiencies

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DECEMBER 4, 2015 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106, [email protected] Contact: Casey Hoag, 202-728-1832, [email protected] Two New Reports Show Trans-Pacific Partnership has Major Agricultural, Labor and Environmental Deficiencies   WASHINGTON (December 4, 2015) – Several major deficiencies in the Trans-Pacific Partnership pact (TPP) – including failure to address currency manipulation or set in…

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News Release: Global WTO Tribunal Overrules Congress on Food Labeling, $1 Billion Sanctions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 7, 2015Contact: Paola Masman 202 688 5145, [email protected] Global WTO Tribunal Overrules Congress on Food Labeling, $1 Billion Sanctions Washington, D.C.- Today, a World Trade Organization (WTO) tribunal authorized over $1 billion in sanctions against the U.S., in retaliation for the congressionally passed Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) law being “incompliant…

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U.S. Trade Gap Widened 3.4% in October

  WASHINGTON—The U.S. trade deficit widened in October as exports resumed a steady decline, the latest sign a slumping global economy is draining foreigners’ appetite for American-made goods.   [ by Josh Mitchell and Kate Davidson | December 04, 2015 | Wall Street Journal] The trade gap expanded 3.4% from the prior month to $43.9…

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Government Report Shows Worsening Trade Performance Caused by Trade Deals: Goods Exports Fall to Lowest Level Since 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 04, 2015 Contact: Paola Masman, Media Director 202-688-5145, [email protected] Washington ~ Today, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported the US goods exports have fallen to a four year low. The year-to-date trade deficit has widened 5.3% over last year. Why? We have more multi-lateral and bi-lateral trade agreements than ever before in US…

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