Posted:5/20/2013 Canada prepares to target US goods in meat-label spat Canada will put forward a list of U.S. products it wants to target in retaliation for U.S. country-of-origin meat labels if last-minute changes to US label regulations don't prove satisfactory, Canadian officials said. Posted:5/20/2013 EU cites Chinese telecoms Huawei and ZTE for trade violations Europe's top trade official for the first time late on Friday officially cited Chinese mobile telecommunications equipment makers Huawei and ZTE Corp for violating anti-dumping and anti-subsidy guidelines. Posted:5/20/2013 German minister calls EU move on China solar 'grave mistake' German Economy Minister Philipp Roesler said the European Commission made a "grave mistake" by agreeing to impose punitive import duties on solar panels from China and urged the Commission to work to prevent the eruption of a trade conflict. Posted:5/20/2013 Taiwan April export orders shrink; but China, US rebound Taiwan's export orders in April fell 1.1 percent from a year earlier, shrinking for a third month in a row, but orders from the United States and China rebounded, pointing to recovering demand for the island's high-tech exports. Posted:5/17/2013 FedEx Freight celebrates Vancouver Service Center FedEx Freight Canada, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., celebrated the grand opening of its new state-of-the-art Vancouver-area service center. Representing a multi-million dollar investment in British Columbia, the new service centre will connect Western Canada's less-than-truckload industry and customers through north-south, east-west and even global shipping lanes. Posted:5/17/2013 China threatens own trade action if EU opens telecoms case China threatened to retaliate if the European Union formally opens an investigation into alleged anti-competitive behavior by Chinese mobile telecom equipment companies. Posted:5/17/2013 China says EU solar duties would "seriously harm" trade China warned the European Union that duties on Chinese solar panels would "seriously harm" bilateral trade, upping the tone of criticism a week after the EU said it would move ahead with hefty penalties in June. Posted:5/17/2013 Italian steel industry proposes duty on EU steel scrap export Italy's steel industry has asked the European Commission to impose an environmental export duty on scrap, a key steelmaking ingredient, the head of Italian steel body Federacciai said, aiming to rebalance an unfair situation. Posted:5/17/2013 Turkey seeks seat at US-EU trade table, fears marginalization Turkey is pushing for involvement in a proposed free trade pact between the United States and Europe which it fears could leave it sidelined and hamper its ambitions to become a top 10 economy over the next decade. Posted:5/17/2013 UK trade may struggle to stand still after EU exit As British Prime Minister David Cameron struggles to accommodate eurosceptics in his own party, trade experts warn that quitting the European Union would force Britain not just to rework trade relations with the EU, but also with the EU's trade partners and probably the World Trade Organization. Posted:5/15/2013 WTO rules on one solar dispute, bigger lurk Rejection by the world's trade body last week of preferential support for domestic solar panel makers in Canadian province Ontario brings helpful but limited guidance in a growing number of other disputes. Posted:5/15/2013 European textile and clothing exporters target Asian countries as the EU market falters European textile and clothing companies are looking further afield for growth, according to a report in Issue No 161 of Textile Outlook International from the global business information company Textiles Intelligence. Posted:5/15/2013 EU warns China it is ready to launch telecoms dispute The European Commission warned China it was ready to launch an investigation into anti-competitive behavior by producers of mobile telecommunications equipment, opening a new front in a trade offensive against a key partner. Posted:5/15/2013 EU imposes punitive duties to prevent Chinese ceramics dumping The European Union will impose punitive duties on Chinese imports of ceramic tableware and kitchenware to counter what it says is dumping at artificially low prices to crowd out local products.
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