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  1. United States: Industry welcomes new EU-US joint strategy to fight soaring global trade in counterfeit and pirate goods
    • Abstract: Press release issued by European and US industry associations at the EU-US Vienna Summit
    • 20 June 2006
    • Type: Press release
    • Source: Other source
    • Format: PDF 307Kb
  2. Intellectual property: EU – US Action Strategy for the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights
    • Abstract: With concrete actions aimed at promoting strong and effective enforcement internally and at our borders; Strengthening cooperation to reduce global piracy and counterfeiting; and Fostering public-private partnerships to protect intellectual property
    • Languages:
    • 20 June 2006
    • Type: Issues and policies
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 30Kb
  3. Intellectual property: EU-US Summit: EU and US step up joint fight against counterfeiting
    • Abstract: The programme was conceived in 2005 and will be endorsed by the EU-US Summit in Vienna on June 21. The joint strategy is an important reinforcement of the global fight against counterfeiting and intellectual property theft
    • Languages:
    • 20 June 2006
    • Type: Press release
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 22Kb
  4. United States: EU-US Summit: Bilateral Economic Relations
    • Abstract: The two biggest economies in the world have plenty to talk about at the summit when it comes to taking action to create greater prosperity and jobs to benefit citizens in the years to come.
    • 19 June 2006
    • Type: Issues and policies
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 44Kb
  5. Commissioner Mandelson - Speeches and articles: Press Conference by Peter Mandelson on the forthcoming EU-US Summit in Vienna
    • Abstract: He emphasised that "the economic and commercial context of this summit is an overwhelmingly positive one" and noted that 2005-2006 had seen the resolution of the FSC dispute and the lifting of telecoms procurement sanctions that have been in place for over a decade
    • 16 June 2006
    • Type: Speeches and articles
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 21Kb
  6. Commissioner Mandelson - Speeches and articles: Meeting on the European Parliament Transatlantic Relations Report
    • Abstract: Commissioner Mandelson at the EP Plenary Debate. Brussels
    • 31 May 2006
    • Type: Speeches and articles
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 22Kb
  7. WTO cases: Dispute Settlement: EU withdraws the reintroduction of sanctions against the US
    • Abstract: Concerns the application of additional customs duties on imports of certain products originating in the USA
    • 30 May 2006
    • Type: Legislation
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 57Kb
  8. WTO cases: Council Regulation (EC) No 728/2006 suspending and conditionally repealing Regulation (EC) No 2193/2003 establishing additional customs duties on imports of certain products originating in the USA
    • Abstract: Since the President of the US has to sign the Bill into law, the reintroduction of sanctions should continue to be suspended until such signature has taken place, and the repeal of countermeasures imposed under Regulation 2193/2003 (amended by Council Regulation 171/2005), should only become effective once this signature has taken place taken place,
    • 15 May 2006
    • Type: Legislation
    • Source: Council
    • Format: PDF 35Kb
  9. WTO cases: EU welcomes repeal of US tax breaks to US exporters
    • Abstract: The US has today repealed the tax benefits as part of wider tax legislation
    • Languages:
    • 12 May 2006
    • Type: Press release
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 16Kb
  10. WTO cases: Notice related to Foreign Sales Corporation on additional customs duties reintroduced as of 16 May 2006
    • Abstract: A Council Regulation of 8 December 2003 established additional customs duties on imports of certain products originating in the USA as a result of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body's earlier adoption of the rulings and recommendations of the WTO Panel and Appellate Body in the dispute relating to the Foreign Sales Corporation (FSC)
    • 3 May 2006
    • Type: Legislation
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 84Kb
  11. WTO cases: USA / Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act of 2000 (‘Byrd amendment’) – Commission regulation adjusting the level of retaliation as from 1 May 2006
    • Abstract: You will find attached, for your information, a copy of a Commission Regulation implementing the obligation to revise annually the level of retaliation applied in the Byrd Amendment dispute
    • 26 April 2006
    • Type: Issues and policies
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 27Kb
  12. WTO cases: Commission Regulation n° 632/2006
    • Abstract: This regulation replacing Annexes I and II to Council Regulation (EC) No 673/2005 establishing additional customs duties on imports of certain products originating in the United States of America
    • 24 April 2006
    • Type: Legislation
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 37Kb
  13. Export from EU: Report on United States Barriers to Trade and Investment 2005
    • Abstract: This report's aim is to provide an overview of the obstacles that EU exporters and investors encounter in the US
    • 1 March 2006
    • Type: Official document
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 458Kb
  14. United States: Annual EU Report on US Trade Barriers highlights behind-the-border and WTO issues; progress on Byrd Amendment, telecoms procurement
    • Abstract: The report highlights non-tariff barriers in investment and public procurement and addresses some long running WTO problems such as issues concerning the US Jobs Act (FSC) and the repeal of the Byrd Amendment
    • Languages:
    • 1 March 2006
    • Type: Press release
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 21Kb
  15. Anti-Dumping: EU lifts longstanding public procurement sanctions against US
    • Abstract: The US, which alleged that previous EU government procurement rules discriminated against US operators by allowing preferential pricing allowances in some sectors for EU operators, has today ended its measures, and the EU has responded by doing the same.
    • Languages:
    • 1 March 2006
    • Type: Press release
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 14Kb
  16. Doha: Mandelson, Portman urge 'moves in concert' in Doha talks
    • Abstract: EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson and USTR Rob Portman met in Washington DC on February 22. In a day of amicable and constructive discussions, they touched on the Doha Development Agenda and bilateral trade issues.
    • 22 February 2006
    • Type: Press release
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 16Kb
  17. Commissioner Mandelson - Speeches and articles: The European View of the Transatlantic Trade Relationship and an Update of the Doha Agenda
    • Abstract: Address by Pierre Amilhat, Director DG Trade. NATO Parliamentary Assembly
    • 21 February 2006
    • Type: Speeches and articles
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 31Kb
  18. WTO cases: Foreign Sales Corporation : FAQs
    • Abstract: What was FSC, ETI, Did the WTO approve retaliation, did the US repeal the FSC/ETI regime, will the EU now reapply sanctions, is Boeing a beneficiary under the ‘Jobs Act’?
    • Languages:
    • 13 February 2006
    • Type: Issues and policies
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 15Kb
  19. WTO cases: WTO condemns US tax subsidies; EU calls on US to end illegal tax breaks for Boeing, others
    • Abstract: The WTO Appellate Body has today backed EU condemnation of US federal tax subsidies for exporters in the FSC dispute. Despite some changes to its domestic legislation the US has yet to abide by earlier rulings and recommendations of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body on its payments of export tax subsidies.
    • Languages:
    • 13 February 2006
    • Type: Press release
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 21Kb
  20. WTO cases: Europe’s rules on GMOs and the WTO. Memo
    • Abstract: There is a need for strong regulatory oversight of GM technology; The EU has no ban on safe GM products. The WTO challenge on GMOs is unhelpful and unfounded. What are the US’s real concerns with the EU system. Getting the rules on GMOs right.
    • Languages:
    • 7 February 2006
    • Type: Issues and policies
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 25Kb

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