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  • February 17, 2017

    EU, Japan Aiming For Quick Conclusion To Free Trade Talks

    The European Union and Japan are reaching advanced stages in negotiating a potential free trade agreement after talks were launched four years ago, the governments said Friday, coming out of a round of discussions that left a few remaining issues to be hammered out.

  • February 17, 2017

    Commerce Denied 'Free Rein' On Chinese Import Duty Math

    The U.S. Department of Commerce was sent packing for a third time Friday with a U.S. Court of International Trade judge finding that the latest justification for using a preferred comparator for an anti-dumping investigation into Chinese xantham gum imports would grant the agency impermissible “free rein” in its analysis.

  • February 17, 2017

    US Sets Early Dumping Tariffs On Synthetic Rubber

    The U.S. Department of Commerce handed down a preliminary round of tariffs on imports of synthetic rubber, often used in tires, from Brazil, South Korea, Mexico and Poland, after determining Friday that the merchandise was dumped on the U.S. market at unfairly low prices.

  • February 17, 2017

    Brexit Won't End UK Investor State Arbitration Clauses

    As the United Kingdom begins to negotiate its exit from the European Union and establish new deals with trading partners throughout the world, experts say that the British government is unlikely to shy away from incorporating investor state dispute settlement provisions in its trade deals.​

  • February 17, 2017

    How The Obiang Case Exposes Limits Of Forfeiture Efforts

    The case against Vice President Teodorin Nguema Obiang is severing diplomatic relations between France and Equatorial Guinea for no benefit to the Equatorial Guinea people. Along the way, France seems to be lecturing the rulers of a formal colonial country, while not cleaning its own house, says Stéphane Bonifassi of Bonifassi Avocats.

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