On Wednesday, June 15, 2016, the US International Trade Commission (ITC) issued a request for public comments on the forms and data it will require petitioners to submit in the course of the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) process.
The United States and more than 50 member governments of the World Trade Organization announced a landmark expansion of the Information Technology Agreement that will phase out hundreds of tariffs on information technology.
On March 21, 2014, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) notified Congress of its intent, within the next 90 days, to enter into negotiations for a new multilateral trade agreement on environmental goods in the World Trade Organizations (WTO).
On July 25, 2011, the European Union (EU) requested consultations with China concerning the imposition of definitive anti-dumping duties on x-ray security inspection equipment from the EU, pursuant to China's Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) Notice No. 1(2011) (the Notice), including its Annex.
The United States and 20 other trade partners are preparing to launch negotiations for a new international services agreement to increase trade opportunities for professional, financial, transportation, distribution, and other services.
On October 17, 2012, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a new directive amending the two major pieces of EU legislation on biofuels: Directive 2009/28/EC on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (Renewable Energy Directive or "RED") and Directive 98/70/EC relating to the quality of petrol and diesel fuels (Fuel Quality Directive or "FQD"), both in force since 2009.
In response to a request from the US Trade Representative, the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) has launched two investigations in anticipation of negotiations on the potential expansion of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Information Technology Agreement (ITA).
On July 16, 2012, a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement panel determined, in a case brought by the United States, that China maintains a number of measures that treat foreign providers of electronic payment services (EPS) less favorably than the domestic EPS provider, China Union Pay.