WASHINGTON — U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman today gave a positive picture of the Obama administration’s trade agenda success and reiterated the importance of the president gaining authority to submit two ongoing major trade pacts to Congress for a simple yes-or-no vote.
International Trade Agreements
30 Jan 2014
After 20 rounds of talks, the U.S., Japan and 10 other Pacific Rim countries are poised to deliver the text of the far-reaching Trans-Pacific Partnership. The TPP could become reality this year, but will the reality match the hype?
19 Dec 2013
Asian exports and intra-Asia air and ocean trades are forecast to receive a major boost from the ground-breaking World Trade Organization deal agreed to in Bali earlier this month.
12 Dec 2013
Shippers using air cargo and expedited services will be among the biggest beneficiaries of the World Trade Organization’s Bali Package of reforms agreed to last week, express providers believe.
10 Dec 2013
The Doha round of talks began in 2001, and there seemed little chance of a breakthrough. But surprising almost all but the most optimistic of multilateral advocates, a breakthrough was indeed achieved as WTO negotiators produced the first major accord in the organization’s 18-year history.
10 Dec 2013
The international shipping and logistics industry has welcomed the far-reaching trade facilitation reforms agreed to in Bali last week as part of the World Trade Organization’s latest effort to revitalize the Doha round of global trade talks.
11 Nov 2013
The European Union and the United States began a second round of free trade negotiations in Brussels today even as recent spying allegations have undermined trust between the world’s biggest commercial partners.
21 Oct 2013
The European Union and Canada expect their free trade agreement boost two way trade in goods and services by $29 billion a year.
03 Oct 2013
Textile manufacturers with export production sites in Vietnam have the most to gain from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, according to a new report.
01 Oct 2013
Hong Kong has launched a pilot free trade zone scheme in Shanghai.
30 Sep 2013
Trade barriers between the European Union, Costa Rica and El Salvador will be lifted on Oct. 1...
10 Sep 2013
Members from Somalia’s government and the European Union have again met to discuss how to strengthen maritime security and economic development in Somalia.