• U.S. trade report blasts China over high-tech policies

    Posted December 16, 2010 - 2:49 pm

    The U.S. and other countries are getting slammed by China’s intellectual property rights infringements and standards-setting processes, according to an investigative report issued by the U.S. International Trade Commission (US ITC) this week.
  • Tech firms complain about new Chinese procurement rules

    Posted December 11, 2009 - 2:53 pm

    The rules give preferential treatment to Chinese products.
  • Groups complain of continued secrecy about trade pact

    Posted May 6, 2009 - 4:49 pm

    USTR continues to withhold 1,000 pages of information on an antipiracy agreement.
  • US trade office releases information on secret piracy pact

    Posted April 7, 2009 - 11:53 am

    The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has released some new details about an anticounterfeiting trade agreement that has been discussed in secret among the U.S., Japan, the European Union and other countries since 2006.
  • Trade agency pledges to review its transparency

    Posted March 24, 2009 - 3:50 pm

    The Office of U.S. Trade Representative pledges to review its transparency in light of criticism over a decision to withhold information about a trade pact.
  • CEA: US jobs at risk in free trade debate

    Posted January 5, 2009 - 9:51 pm

    Decreasing support for free trade in the U.S. and elsewhere could compound economic problems by costing tens of thousands of jobs, the Consumer Electronics Association said Monday.
  • Sixteen charged with exporting electronics to Iran

    Posted September 17, 2008 - 4:34 pm

    Eight people and eight companies from Dubai, Iran and Malaysia have been charged by a Florida grand jury with exporting sensitive electronics equipment from the U.S. to Iran. The indictment accuses the defendants of purchasing, then illegally exporting, numerous items that have commercial applications but could also be used by other countries' military or nuclear programs.
  • EU calls for rewrite of IT trade agreement

    Posted September 15, 2008 - 10:19 am

    As tensions mount over the global trade in IT products, the European Commission has called for a broad discussion among all producer countries about what goods should and should not be slapped with customs duties, as well as talks on other barriers to trade, commonly called non-tariff barriers.
  • U.S. files trade complaint against E.U. tech product taxes

    Posted May 28, 2008 - 3:20 pm

    The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has filed a trade complaint against the European Union, saying the E.U. has violated a World Trade Organization (WTO) agreement by taxing the import of some tech products.
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