June 13, 2002 |
In a temporary victory for U.S. steel, Japan said it would delay slapping U.S. imports with 100% tariffs in a bid to ease the growing steel row with its biggest trade partner. Japan had threatened the retaliatory measures on June 18 if the United States failed to exclude Japanese products from safeguard tariffs levied in March by President Bush. But Trade Minister Takeo Hiranuma called off the plan after a phone conversation with U.S. Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick.
May 2, 2006 |
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Robert B. Zoellick was dispatched to push for a peace agreement to end political and ethnic conflict in the Darfur region of Sudan. Zoellick's trip was announced in Washington after the first day of a two-day deadline extension for a settlement ended without a pact at talks in Abuja, the Nigerian capital. Sudan's government has said it will accept the accord, but rebel groups are still pressing additional demands.
December 6, 2004
Today * U.S. Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick meets the new European Union trade commissioner, Peter Mandelson, in Paris. * Circuit City Stores Inc. and Navistar International Corp. release quarterly earnings. Tuesday * Kroger Co. and Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. release quarterly earnings. * Labor Department reports on third-quarter productivity and costs. * Federal Reserve reports on consumer credit for October. Wednesday * AutoZone Inc. releases quarterly earnings.
June 29, 2007 |
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato said he would step down in October, about six weeks after upheaval at the helm of the fund's sister institution, the World Bank. "My family circumstances and responsibilities, particularly with regard to the education of my children, are the reason for relinquishing earlier than expected my responsibilities at the Fund," he said in a statement to the board of the 185-nation lending institution.
August 8, 2001 |
Contending that Ukraine has failed to halt widespread piracy of U.S. compact discs, the Bush administration announced it was stripping the former Soviet republic of special trade privileges and would hold hearings on possible further sanctions. U.S. Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick announced in Washington that the administration had decided to suspend Ukraine's participation in a program that allows developing countries to ship certain products into the U.S. duty free.
July 16, 2001 |
Outstanding trade disputes and the question of what needs to be done to launch a new round of World Trade Organization talks later this year are expected to dominate European Union Trade Commissioner Pascal Lamy's meetings with U.S. officials in Washington this week. "I think the thrust of the meeting [with U.S.
June 2, 1992 |
James A. Baker III is not going to leave his job as secretary of state to run President Bush's reelection campaign, State Department spokeswoman Margaret Tutwiler said Monday. At least not now. Reacting to a spate of news stories suggesting that Baker and perhaps one of his key aides, Undersecretary of State Robert Zoellick, will soon try to reinvigorate the Bush campaign, Tutwiler said Bush and Baker "have never had a conversation about the possibility of the secretary of state resigning."
October 9, 1989 |
Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan began talks today with Soviet officials on how the guardian of world capitalism might help the bastion of communism out of its acute economic difficulties. Greenspan held talks with bank chairmen and state planning officials. Leonid Abalkin, a deputy prime minister and senior economic adviser to Soviet leader Mikhail S.
May 14, 2003 |
The Bush administration accused the European Union of violating international trade agreements Tuesday in blocking imports of U.S. farm products through its long-standing ban on genetically modified food, which the U.S. contends is safe. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick announced that the United States was filing a formal complaint with the World Trade Organization challenging the five-year moratorium after months of negotiations to get it lifted voluntarily.