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USTR Sets Policy Goals For FY2015 And Looks To Increase Budget And Personnel - The office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is responsible for developing and coordinating U.S. international trade, commodity, and...more

The Trade Muddle: A Primer

Which comes first, TPP (the “Trans-Pacific Partnership”) or TPA (“Trade Promotion Authority”)? Alphabetically, and logically, TPA. Strategically, TPP. Politically, neither is likely to come at all. Nor, then, is TTIP the...more

The United States & China: Twenty-First Century Rivals Or Friends??

The Obama Administration has referred to Sino-American relations as the most important bilateral international relationship of the twenty-first century. Obama’s “pivot” to Asia, however, has created a central question: Is the...more

Democratic House Leadership Does Not Want TPP to Undermine Public Health

Last month, in a letter sent to the U.S. Trade Representative, Ambassador Michael Froman, five Representatives reiterated the importance of incorporating the 2007 Bipartisan Agreement on Trade Policy into the Trans-Pacific...more

US China Trade War – Default Dangers, Trans Pacific Partnership In Jeopardy, Trade, Customs Antitrust And Securities

There have been some major developments in litigation, including dangers of default judgments, trade, Solar Cells, Chinese Antidumping, patents, US/Chinese antitrust, and securities areas. January was a very important...more

Trade Promotion Authority Legislation Could Have Significant Impact on U.S. Trade Agenda

On January 9, 2014, congressional leaders for the key committees responsible for trade legislation introduced a bill to renew expedited procedures for obtaining passage of trade agreement implementing legislation. The United...more

Australia: new government may lead to opportunities for investor/state arbitration

This autumn, the people of Australia elected a new federal government, presenting a number of potential opportunities for investor-state arbitration in Australia. First, the new government has reviewed its position...more

Healing More Important Than Dealing in The Pacific

Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to South Korea, Japan, and China during the first week of December was to have been about bilateral issues with each country, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (“TPP”) with South Korea and...more

New Trade Agreements Spark Old Divides Over Trade Promotion Authority Renewal

In recent weeks, Trade Promotion Authority ("TPA") legislation that would allow the Obama Administration to "fast-track" trade negotiations has come under increased scrutiny as negotiators push to finalize a deal on the...more

US China Trade War–Developments Trade, Customs, Patents, US/China Antitrust And Securities

There have been some major developments in the trade, Customs fraud, patents, US/Chinese antitrust, and securities areas. I have just returned from a trip of more than 2 weeks in China. While in China, we discussed US...more

AARP Seeks Reduced Data Exclusivity Period in TPP

Last week, in a letter sent to the U.S. Trade Representative, Ambassador Michael Froman, the AARP asked that the U.S. not sign onto the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) if the trade agreement includes a 12-year data...more

US China Trade War Developments –Trade, False Claims Act, Patents, US/Chinese Antitrust And Securities

On December 3, 2013, former Congressman Don Bonker of APCO and I will be speaking in Vancouver, Canada at a breakfast conference held by the American Chamber of Commerce on “The Trans-Pacific Partnership Demystified: A...more

Capital Thinking: International

National Security Agency - The Senate Intelligence Committee will hold a closed door meeting this week on competing National Security Agency (NSA)-related bills that might be considered in that panel. Senate Judiciary...more

Business, Trade & Competition: China Bulletin - October 2013

In This Issue: - All Eyes on the Shanghai Free Trade Zone - China and Korea Progress to Second Phase of Bilateral FTA Negotiations; Intersection of RCEP and TPP Remains Key Area of Interest - Excerpt from All...more

Update On TPP Negotiations

The countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership ("TPP") concluded the 18th round of negotiations on July 25 and left Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia with a full schedule of TPP-related activity in the run up to the 19th round...more

White Paper Asserts That Existing Trade Agreements Provide No Data Exclusivity for Biologics

In a white paper released earlier this month, Professor Brook Baker of the Northeastern University School of Law argues that current trade agreements do not provide data exclusivity for biologics, and therefore, that the...more

BIO Reiterates Support for 12-Year Data Exclusivity Period for Biologics

Last month, in a letter to the U.S. Trade Representative, Ambassador Michael Froman, Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) President and CEO James Greenwood expressed support for the efforts of the Obama Administration to...more

Bennett Jones Spring 2013 Economic Outlook

This Economic Outlook has a somewhat different structure from previous issues. The first section covers recent dynamics and short-term outlook for the world economy; the second section reviews recent international trade...more

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: Inclusion of Japan in Talks Raises Stakes/Opens Opportunities to Address Trade Barriers

On April 24, 2013, the Obama Administration notified Congress of its intent to include Japan as the 12th country to take part in negotiations for the Trans- Pacific Partnership (TPP). The notification begins a formal...more

U.S. to Cut Automotive Tariffs as Japan Enters TPP Talks

On April 24, 2013, Acting U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) Demetrios Marantis formally notified Congress that the United States plans to include Japan in Trans-Pacific Partnership (“TTP”) negotiations. Coming just three...more

President Announces Trade Policy Agenda by Jordan Shepherd

President Obama delivered to Congress his 2013 Trade Policy Agenda (“TPA”) and the 2012 Annual Report Report of United States trade activities on March 1, 2013. The TPA’s overarching goal is “supporting jobs and economic...more

Japan's Entry Into Free Trade Talks Presents Challenges for the Automotive Sector

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s announcement that Japan will join talks on the Trans-Pacific Pacific Partnership (“TPP”) presents potential challenges for the U.S. automotive sector. Together with Canada and Mexico’s...more

Japan’s Entry Into Trans-Pacific Partnership FTA Raises Opportunities and Risks for US Companies

On March 15, 2013, Japan announced it will seek to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, an 11-country free trade agreement (FTA) negotiation involving Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Malaysia, Mexico, New...more

Canada Seeks “Buy American” Concessions in Trans-Pacific

The 16th Round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks are ongoing in Singapore through March 13, 2013. Along with Mexico, Canada is one of the two newest parties to the negotiations that began in 2010 among Australia,...more

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