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Vol. I: Issue 10 - July 24, 2006

COMPARISON OF THE EU AND U.S. ANTI-DUMPING MODELS
A Common Question Asked, Especially by Multilateral Companies, is “What are the Key Differences Between the U.S. and EU Systems for Imposing Anti-Dumping Duties?” In this section, some of the main answers are given. More…

EU ANTI-DUMPING
Spreading the Costs and Impact of Imposing EU Anti-Dumping Measures. A Closer Look at the Suggested EU Anti-Dumping “Delayed Duty System” in the Leather Shoes Investigation. More…

U.S. ANTI-DUMPING
More Trouble for the “Byrd Act” at Home.
The Byrd Amendment (formally known as “The Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act of 2000”), which distributes collected U.S. anti-dumping duties to petitioners and supporters of anti-dumping complaints, has suffered yet another setback. More…


Russia Within Striking Distance of Joining the World Trade Organization as the U.S. and Russia Gets Close to Reaching a Deal on Russia's Accession. More…



The State Department has rescinded the 1979 designation of Libya as a state sponsor of terrorism in a notice published in the Federal Register on July 13, 2006. More…



Airlines Studying Proposed New U.S. Rule Mandating Pre-Departure Submission of Passenger Data. More…


U.S. and Cambodia Sign Trade and Investment Framework Agreement. U.S. exports to Cambodia have been increasing since Cambodia joined the WTO in the 2004 and were nearly $70 million last year, while Cambodia exported $1.7 billion to the United States. Major U.S. exports to Cambodia include automobiles, machinery, textile articles, and fats and oils. More…



The U.S. and Japan Release Deregulation Report Highlighting New Opportunities for U.S. Industry. More…


Signaling a growing frustration with the multilateral trade negotiation processes, currently moving at a snail's pace under the increasingly inappropriately named “Doha Development Round”, the EU begins putting in place the building blocks for a new wave of bilateral trade agreements. More…



Crowell & Moring International Trade Group to release updated version of its Guide to EU Anti-Dumping Law. More…

WTO D-G PASCAL LAMY MAKES PLEA TO G-8 TO SAVE THE DDA
The Director-General of the WTO, Pascal Lamy, has warned leaders at the G-8 meeting in St. Petersburg, Russia, that the DDA multilateral round will fail without their intervention. More…

REVIEW SYSTEM ADOPTED FOR APPROVING REGIONAL TRADE AGREEMENTS
The WTO's Negotiating Group on Rules has given formal approval of a new transparency mechanism for assessing all future regional trade agreements (RTAs) and their compatibility with the WTO rules. More…

VIETNAM SET TO BECOME 150th MEMBER OF THE WTO
The chairperson of Vietnam 's membership negotiations announces final agreement on accession to be put before the WTO General Council meeting in October. More…

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