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BUSINESS
February 16, 2005 | From Reuters
The United States needs to gather more evidence before it can bring an international trade case against China for the piracy and counterfeiting of U.S. goods, a top U.S. official said. U.S. music, movie and software companies who estimate they lost more than $2.5 billion in China last year from the sale of illegal copies of their products have urged the Bush administration to take the first step toward a case by asking Beijing for consultations at the World Trade Organization. Outgoing U.S.
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BUSINESS
January 14, 2005 | From Associated Press
The Bush administration gave notice that it would pursue an unfair-trade case accusing the 25-nation European Union of operating a confusing tariff system that harms the ability of U.S. exporters to make sales. The administration alerted the Geneva-based World Trade Organization that it wanted a hearing panel formed after failing to resolve differences in negotiations with the EU. The office of U.S. Trade Representative Robert B.
BUSINESS
June 13, 2002 | Associated Press
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.
WORLD
May 2, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
BUSINESS
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.
WORLD
June 29, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
NEWS
August 8, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
NEWS
January 18, 2001
President-elect George W. Bush's Cabinet nominees and the dates of their Senate confirmation hearings: *--* Nominee Position Hearing date Colin L. Powell Secretary of State Jan. 17 Paul H. O'Neill Treasury Jan. 17 Don Evans Commerce Jan. 4 Ann M. Veneman Agriculture Jan. 18 Mel Martinez Housing and Urban Development Jan. 17 John Ashcroft Attorney General Jan. 16-18 Christine Todd Whitman Environmental Protection Agency Jan. 17 Donald H. Rumsfeld Defense Jan. 11 Tommy G.
BUSINESS
July 16, 2001 | Reuters
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.
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