Trade & Manufacturing Alert - July 2013


In This Issue:

- Proposed Sale Of Smithfield To Chinese Company Has Some Critics Squealing, While Others Say It Will Bring Home The Bacon

- Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act of 2013: Introduced In The Senate

- ITC Sides With Samsung To Ban Certain Apple Products

* News Of Note:

- Indictments Issued For Duty Evaders

- Columbia FTA Provides Benefits To U.S. Manufacturers

- White House Announces High-Tech Patent Reform Initiatives

- Manufacturers Speak Up At Hearing On TTIP Agreement

- Excerpt from Manufacturers Speak Up At Hearing On TTIP Agreement:

The Obama Administration held a two-day public hearing on the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement ("TTIP") between the U.S. and the EU on May 29 and 30, 2013. Over sixty witnesses addressed a number of different trade topics, including agriculture, health, and technology.

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