Committee to Support U.S. Trade Laws Calls for Strengthened State Enterprise Rules in NAFTA Renegotiation

(Washington, DC, September 21) – The Committee to Support U.S. Trade Laws (“CSUSTL”) supports strong, comprehensive, and enforceable rules governing the conduct of state-owned and -controlled enterprises (“state enterprises”). Renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (“NAFTA”) provides an important opportunity for the U.S. and its NAFTA partners to implement state enterprise rules that … Continue reading Committee to Support U.S. Trade Laws Calls for Strengthened State Enterprise Rules in NAFTA Renegotiation

The Committee to Support U.S. Trade Laws Calls for Including Currency Discipline in NAFTA talks. Renews Call for Treatment as Countervailable Subsidy

Currency Manipulation Distorts International Trade, Threatens the International Financial System and Unlawfully Subsidizes Exporters (Washington, DC, September 21, 2017) The Committee to Support U.S. Trade Laws (CSUSTL) continues to be deeply concerned about foreign government manipulation of currency values and the absence of an enforceable and effective discipline to address it. “Undervalued exchange rates discriminate against U.S. … Continue reading The Committee to Support U.S. Trade Laws Calls for Including Currency Discipline in NAFTA talks. Renews Call for Treatment as Countervailable Subsidy

CSUSTL calls for abolition of NAFTA Chapter 19

IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Washington, DC, September 19) – The Committee to Support U.S. Trade Laws (CSUSTL) today published a position paper calling for the abolition of Chapter 19 of the original NAFTA agreement (“Review and Dispute Settlement in Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Matters”).  The paper identifies the current system of binational panel review of whether domestic … Continue reading CSUSTL calls for abolition of NAFTA Chapter 19

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?

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