CSUSTL Supports Administration Efforts to Provide Modifications to Trade Remedy Laws to Address Special Needs of Seasonal, Perishable, Cyclical Agricultural Products

The Committee to Support U.S. Trade Laws (“CSUSTL”) consists of trade associations, companies and unions from both manufacturing and agriculture that have had to use U.S. trade remedy laws when faced with unfair trade practices on imports or surges in imports that have posed problems for companies and their workers. The Trump Administration in their … Continue reading CSUSTL Supports Administration Efforts to Provide Modifications to Trade Remedy Laws to Address Special Needs of Seasonal, Perishable, Cyclical Agricultural Products

CSUSTL supports changes to trade laws to address special needs of agricultural products

IMMEDIATE RELEASE CSUSTL Supports Administration Efforts to Provide Modifications to Trade Remedy Laws to Address Special Needs of Seasonal, Perishable, Cyclical Agricultural Products The Committee to Support U.S. Trade Laws (“CSUSTL”) consists of trade associations, companies and unions from both manufacturing and agriculture that have had to use U.S. trade remedy laws when faced with … Continue reading CSUSTL supports changes to trade laws to address special needs of agricultural products

Is the WTO Dispute Resolution System “Exceeding Expectations?

Yes, the WTO dispute resolution system IS "exceeding expectations" but not in a good way.  It's regularly blown past its assigned role (a.k.a. "standard of review") and is making up new obligations that can only properly be established through negotiated agreements.  Here is an excellent rack-up of the Appellate Body's serial excesses, written by Terence … Continue reading Is the WTO Dispute Resolution System “Exceeding Expectations?

WTO Panel: China’s Export Restrictions on Rare Earths, Tungsten, and Molybdenum are Unjustified Violations of WTO Commitments

On March 26, 2014, a Dispute Settlement Panel of the World Trade Organization (“WTO”) released its report in China – Measures Related to the Exportation of Rare Earths, Tungsten and Molybdenum, finding that China’s export duties (taxes) and quotas on these raw materials violate commitments under both China’s Protocol of Accession and the General Agreement … Continue reading WTO Panel: China’s Export Restrictions on Rare Earths, Tungsten, and Molybdenum are Unjustified Violations of WTO Commitments

USCC Hearing Discusses U.S.-China Economic Challenges

On February 21, 2014, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (“USCC”) hosted a hearing to discuss several key issues implicated in U.S. trade and economic relations with China. Eileen Bradner of Nucor Corporation and Elizabeth Drake of Stewart and Stewart joined a panel of other industry and academic experts in presenting testimony on the competitive challenges posed by … Continue reading USCC Hearing Discusses U.S.-China Economic Challenges

Report Examines Threat Posed by State-Sponsored Overcapacity to Steel Industry

A new report published in Industry Today explores the threat posed to the steel industry by overcapacity and its underlying causes, including government intervention and market-distorting practices. U.S. steel producers – and the global steel industry at large – are struggling to maintain prices and profitability in face of exploding capacity that is driven by government interference and … Continue reading Report Examines Threat Posed by State-Sponsored Overcapacity to Steel Industry