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United States holds first round of negotiations with 13 trading partners toward an Environmental Goods Agreement

Global, USA - August 1 2014 On July 8, 2014, the United States and 13 other Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO), including China, launched the first round of…

Cole Pfeiffer

State Department increases emphasis on international commerce

USA - June 3 2014 In an address at the annual meeting of the United States Export-Import Bank, Secretary of State John Kerry indicated an increased emphasis on…

Alex McLamb

President Obama issues Executive Order streamlining export/import process

USA - April 1 2014 President Obama signed an Executive Order on February 19 to streamline the export and import process for manufacturers and other traders doing…

Ben Popeck

The new Farm Bill's implications for WTO disputes on cotton and meat labeling

Global, USA - March 6 2014 President Obama signed the Agricultural Act of 2014 (Farm Bill) on February 7. In addition to its widespread impact on the economy and jobs in the…

A successful conclusion to the WTO Bali Ministerial

Global - January 3 2014 The WTO's Ninth Ministerial Conference was held in Bali, Indonesia on December 3-7, 2013. Acceptance of the "Bali Package" was by no means an assured…