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?

CSUSTL Congratulates Sec. Ross, Calls for Action on Lighthizer Nomination

Washington, DC / March 1, 2017 / FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Committee to Support U.S. Trade Laws (CSUSTL), a coalition committed to keep U.S. laws against unfair trade practices strong and strictly enforced, welcomed the swearing in of The Hon. Wilbur Ross as Secretary of Commerce. “Secretary Ross brings an unprecedented level of knowledge, experience … Continue reading CSUSTL Congratulates Sec. Ross, Calls for Action on Lighthizer Nomination

CSUSTL Applauds Congress for Passage of Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act

Washington, D.C., February 11, 2016 – The Committee to Support U.S. Trade Laws (CSUSTL) applauds the Congressional passage of H.R. 644, the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act. Improved enforcement of trade remedies through increased ability to go after those who have not paid the proper level of duties or who have incorrectly entered merchandise … Continue reading CSUSTL Applauds Congress for Passage of Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act

Letter Regarding the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 Pending Legislation

Dear Chairmen Ryan and Hatch and Ranking Members Levin and Wyden: Effective enforcement of U.S. trade remedies – antidumping and countervailing duty orders – is critical to many parts of our manufacturing base.  Conditions of fair trade are important for companies, their workers and their communities when trade remedies have been imposed.  Problems of evasion … Continue reading Letter Regarding the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 Pending Legislation

CSUSTL Strongly Supports House Passage of the Leveling the Playing Field Act as Part of TAA-Preferences Bill

The Committee to Support U.S. Trade Laws (CSUSTL) strongly supports House passage of H.R. 1295, which includes the Leveling the Playing Field Act. The trade law enforcement provisions found in the Act are critical tools for U.S. manufacturers, growers, and workers in thousands of communities to combat trade distorting practices that threaten their ability to … Continue reading CSUSTL Strongly Supports House Passage of the Leveling the Playing Field Act as Part of TAA-Preferences Bill