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U.S. puts Russia on notice in WTO compliance report

The United States, in the first report on Russia’s compliance with its World Trade Organization commitments, said on Wednesday it was closely watching Moscow for any violations that thwart U.S. exports to the world’s sixth-largest economy. But in the report required by Congress, the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office did not announce any definite plans for

U.S. encourages South Korea to join Trans-Pacific trade talks

Reuters / The United States would welcome South Korea joining negotiations on an Asia-Pacific free trade agreement, a senior U.S. trade official said on April 3, as Washington continues to weigh Japan’s bid to enter the same set of talks. “We do think it’s natural and logical for Korea to join this negotiation. We think




World food prices jumped 10 per cent in July

World food prices jumped 10 per cent in July as drought parched crop lands in the United States and Eastern Europe, the World Bank said in a statement urging governments to shore up programs that protect their most vulnerable populations. From June to July, corn and wheat prices rose by 25 per cent each, soybean




U.S. Farmers Urge Sanctions Against EU’s GM Crop Ban – for Aug. 12, 2010

The largest U.S. farm group has urged the Obama administration to begin steps towards imposing sanctions on the European Union in a long-running dispute over the EU’s treatment of genetically modified crops. The American Farm Bureau Federation, in comments given to the administration July 26, complained the EU still has not complied with a 2006


U.S. Farmers Urge Sanctions Against EU’s GM Crop Ban – for Aug. 12, 2010

The largest U.S. farm group has urged the Obama administration to begin steps towards imposing sanctions on the European Union in a long-running dispute over the EU’s treatment of genetically modified crops. The American Farm Bureau Federation, in comments given to the administration July 26, complained the EU still has not complied with a 2006

Obama Criticized For Mexico, Brazil Sanctions

U. S. Republicans and business groups criticized President Barack Obama’s administration March 11 for failing to resolve a cross-border trucking dispute nearly one year after Mexico slapped retaliatory duties on about $2.4 billion worth of U. S. exports. “Record numbers of Americans are receiving an unemployment cheque instead of a paycheque. We need to make