Following President Trump’s Section 301 Decisions, USTR Launches New WTO Challenge Against China

The United States is taking action at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to address China’s unfair technology practices that run counter to WTO rules. The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) – at the direction of President Trump – has filed a request for consultations with China at the WTO to address China’s discriminatory technology licensing requirements. The request comes a day after President Trump announced he was directing the USTR to pursue ... [+]

WTO’s ITA to Phase out Tariffs

Participants in the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Information Technology Agreement (ITA) have finalized a deal that will phase out tariffs on 90% of global technology exports. Expanding the ITA will particularly benefit exporters from states such as Washington, which is home to a large number of IT, medical device, and high ... [+]

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