ITC Probes US Pacts With Australia, Chile, Singapore

Law360, New York (May 14, 2010, 12:42 PM EDT) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission has opened an investigation into the effects of free trade agreements the U.S. signed with Chile, Singapore and Australia, as the countries begin negotiating a trade pact covering the Asia-Pacific region.

The ITC said it would look into products covered under U.S. or partner-country tariffs with long phaseout periods, specifically goods that have developed “anomalous” trade patterns following the phaseout of the tariffs, the commission said Thursday.

The agency also plans to scrutinize other products and services covered under the three...
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