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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.