USTR Requests Information On China’s Internet Restrictions
U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) Ron Kirk submitted a request for detailed information on Chinese laws and policies that block U.S. companies’ websites in China. This request was filed under the General Agreement on Trade in Services (“GATS”), part of the World Trade Organization (“WTO”) agreements. USTR stated in its October 19, 2011 announcement that Chinese internet polices may be creating commercial barriers that hurt American businesses. More »
India Adopts National Manufacturing Policy
The Indian Government has adopted its first-ever national manufacturing policy. The Government announced the new policy in a document released on November 4, 2011 by the Indian Ministry of Commerce & Industry. The ten year plan aims to increase the manufacturing share of Indian gross domestic product from 16 percent to 25 percent and to add 100 million jobs. More »
Republican Candidates Comment On U.S. Trade Policy Toward China
Recent Republican presidential debates on the economy and foreign policy have given the candidates an opportunity to explain their views on U.S. trade policy toward China.
U.S. Government Releases Report On Russian And Chinese Efforts To Steal U.S. Government And Corporate Secrets
A recent U.S. government report concluded that “[f]oreign economic collection and industrial espionage against the United States represent significant and growing threats to the nation’s prosperity and security.” While acknowledging that sensitive U.S. information and technology are targeted by actors in dozens of countries, the report noted that a significant portion of such attacks originate in China or Russia. More »
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