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  1. Trade barrier investigations: EU Commission publishes report on US internet gambling laws
    • Abstract: The report concludes that the US measures constitute an obstacle to trade that is inconsistent with WTO rules.
    • 10 June 2009
    • Type: Press release
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: Microsoft Word document 29Kb
  2. WTO cases: Memorandum on Beef Hormones dispute signed with the United States. Memo
    • Abstract: This Memorandum provides for a substantial reduction of sanctions imposed by the United States on European products, while the EC will improve market access opportunities for high quality beef, a product traditionally exported by the United States.
    • Languages:
    • 7 May 2009
    • Type: Issues and policies
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 10Kb
  3. United States: EU, US agree to further discussions on beef dispute - US to postpone Carousel sanctions
    • Abstract: Commissioner Ashton and US Trade Representative Ron Kirk discussed the long-running dispute over hormone-treated beef. They agreed to further talks in order to find a negotiated solution
    • 22 April 2009
    • Type: Press release
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 9Kb
  4. Trade barrier investigations: Fact sheet : Trade Barriers Regulation investigation into US Internet gambling laws
    • Abstract: What is the current situation in this case? What are the main findings of the report?...
    • 26 March 2009
    • Type: Issues and policies
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 10Kb
  5. Trade barrier investigations: EU Commission concludes investigation on US internet gambling laws
    • Abstract: The investigation has found that US laws on remote gambling and their enforcement against EU companies constitute an obstacle to trade that is inconsistent with WTO rules. The provisional conclusions of the report imply that WTO proceedings against US measures would be justified.
    • 26 March 2009
    • Type: Press release
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 13Kb
  6. United States: EU and US push for Doha deal, closer bilateral trade ties
    • Abstract: Catherine Ashton and the newly appointed U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk met in Washington DC and issued a joint statement following their meeting.
    • 19 March 2009
    • Type: Press release
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 12Kb
  7. United States: Global Partners: EU-US Trade and Investment - MEMO
    • Abstract: Transatlantic Trade and Investment fuel U.S. and European economic prosperity and underwrite the global economy. They create well-paid jobs, bring new technologies and business methods, and provide healthy competition that fosters innovation, productivity gains, lower prices, and greater variety for consumers.
    • 18 March 2009
    • Type: Issues and policies
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 11Kb
  8. United States: Ashton calls on EU, US to stand up for free trade in global downturn
    • Abstract: She argues that a commitment to open markets is as important in the current economic crisis as determining the right fiscal stimulus and financial regulation, as trade creates growth and jobs.
    • 18 March 2009
    • Type: Press release
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 13Kb
  9. Commissioner Ashton - Cabinet: The Transatlantic Challenge: Promoting open trade
    • Abstract: Speech by Catherine Ashton, at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Washington DC
    • 18 March 2009
    • Type: Speeches and articles
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 18Kb
  10. WTO cases: EU Trade Commissioner Catherine Ashton welcomes the USTR decision to postpone ‘carousel’ sanctions
    • Abstract: Reaction to the USTR press release announcing a delay of trade action in beef hormones dispute
    • 13 March 2009
    • Type: Press release
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 10Kb
  11. Anti-Dumping: European Commission comments on the decision to impose duties on US biodiesel
    • Abstract: Statement by EU Spokesperson for Trade Lutz Guellner following the publication of provisional (temporary) anti-dumping and anti-subsidy ('countervailing') duties on imports of biodiesel from the USA
    • 12 March 2009
    • Type: Press release
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 12Kb
  12. WTO cases: USTR announces delay of trade action in beef hormones dispute
    • Abstract: US press release on beef hormones
    • 12 March 2009
    • Type: Press release
    • Source: Other source
    • Format: PDF 11Kb
  13. WTO cases: EU prepares WTO action over US trade sanction law
    • Abstract: In a clear attempt to escalate the EU-US hormones dispute the outgoing US has decided to suspend the so called "carousel" trade sanctions legislation and thereby allow the US to revise, every six months, the list of goods subject to sanction.
    • 15 January 2009
    • Type: Press release
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 18Kb
  14. United States: EU and US discuss multilateral, bilateral trade ties ahead of Washington Summit
    • Abstract: With trade flows across the Atlantic worth around €1.7 billion every day, Catherine Ashton Susan Schwab met to renew their commitment to the early conclusion of the Doha Round of world trade talks and discuss a number of bilateral trade issues, including beef hormones, poultry, and REACH.
    • 11 November 2008
    • Type: Press release
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 8Kb
  15. WTO cases: EU appeals elements of WTO panel decision on US zeroing - MEMO
    • Abstract: "Zeroing" is an anti-dumping calculation methodology which artificially creates or inflates a dumping margin by excising from the calculation of the dumping margin all those specific instances where there was no dumping by attributing a value of zero to such sales as opposed to the negative dumping amount which should have been attributed.
    • 6 November 2008
    • Type: Issues and policies
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 11Kb
  16. WTO cases: EU appeals elements of WTO panel decision on US zeroing
    • Abstract: The panel dismissed without proper reasoning certain important EU arguments, including the position that anti-dumping duties are measures which can be challenged pursuant to WTO dispute settlement proceedings.
    • 6 November 2008
    • Type: Press release
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 19Kb
  17. WTO cases: WTO Appeals body rejects claim that EU hormones ban breaks WTO rules
    • Abstract: The EU strongly welcomes the reversal of the panel’s findings suggesting a WTO-incompatibility of the new measure the EU has taken to comply with the 1998 ruling of the Appellate Body concerning the ban of growth-promoting hormones for cattle.
    • 16 October 2008
    • Type: Press release
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 11Kb
  18. United States: The benefits of transatlantic investment - figures
    • Abstract: Largest investment partners, Millions of jobs in the United States and in Europe, Stronger and more competitive economies...
    • 13 August 2008
    • Type: Issues and policies
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 39Kb
  19. United States: EU-US open investment statement
    • Abstract: Related to the press release from the same day : EU and US to issue first ever join"t statement on the importance of open investment"
    • 13 August 2008
    • Type: Official document
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 9Kb
  20. Anti-Dumping: EU launches investigation into US biodiesel imports
    • Abstract: The complainant has argued that this has had an adverse effect on the European biodiesel industry.
    • Languages:
    • 13 June 2008
    • Type: Press release
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 12Kb

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Cecilia Malmström