Inside US Trade: U.S., China Set To Hold Second Round Of WTO Consultations On Export Bases

U.S. and Chinese officials will meet in early April for a second round of World Trade Organization consultations over U.S. allegations that Beijing provided prohibited export subsidies to companies operating in 178 industrial clusters known as “demonstration bases,” according to a spokesman for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. [Reposted from Inside US Trade …

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American Antitrust Institute: Commentary: Could the Investor-State Dispute Settlement Chapters in the Two Pending U.S. Trade Pacts Undermine Competition Policy?

The Obama administration is pursuing two major trade agreements—the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) with the European Union and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) with eleven countries in the Pacific Rim. Provisions in these agreements could undermine national sovereignty and a slew of regulations, including laws protecting competitive markets. These threats stem in large part…

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