4th February 2017
First details emerge of probable NAFTA and Border Tax legislation – but where’s China?
US Congressional Republican leaders made their pitch on February 1 and 2 for handling NAFTA renegotiation and border taxes. Trump’s earlier China commitments seem to have disappeared. NAFTA renegotiation Donald...
13th May 2015
AGOA renewal threatened by US Senate block on discussing TPP “Fast track”
Though possibly temporary, the May 12 US Senate rejection of a proposal to speed up approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) also imperilled progress on other key trade issues -...
21st April 2015
The US is still unlikely to get the TPP its retailers want
In mid-April American Democrat and Republican politicians announced an agreement designed to speed up US approval of the proposed Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). In a recent FlanaRant I explained why...
12th February 2015
US launches WTO complaint against China’s “Demonstration Bases” export subsidies
In a move probably aimed above all at US politicians, the US government announced on February 11 the first steps in a formal WTO case against Chinese export subsidies for...