Trade & Manufacturing Alert - October 2012


In This Issue:

-01 The 2012 Republican And Democratic Party Platforms On International Trade

-03 Argentine Protectionism

-04 Solar Trade Wars Continue To Escalate

-04 Advocacy Groups Challenge The Validity Of WTO Ruling On Country Of Origin Labeling In U.S. District Court

-05 News Of Note

.. ITC Personnel Changes

.. Cambodia And U.S. BIT Negotiations

.. APEC Cuts Tariffs On Environmental Goods

-06 Contacts

- Excerpt from News Of Note:

- ITC Personnel Changes By Mike Szustakowski

On September 11, 2012, Meredith Broadbent was sworn in as a Commissioner of the United States International Trade Commission (“USITC”). Commissioner Broadbent, a Republican, has a distinguished career in international trade matters. During her tenure serving as professional staff House Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee, she played key roles in the development and passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement and the Uruguay Round Agreements. As senior professional staff member on the Republican staff of the committee on Ways and Means, she drafted and managed major portions of the Trade Development Act of 2000, legislation to authorize normal trade relations with China, and the Trade Act of 2002...

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