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  1. 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    • Abstract: The US has today repealed the tax benefits as part of wider tax legislation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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
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    • 1 March 2006
    • Type: Press release
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 21Kb
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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’?
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    • 13 February 2006
    • Type: Issues and policies
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 15Kb
  11. 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.
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    • 13 February 2006
    • Type: Press release
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 21Kb
  12. 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
  13. Agriculture: Aid for whom?: Making sure Food Aid helps the hungry
    • Abstract: In the Hong-Kong ministerial declaration WTO members committed to eliminating all forms of export subsidies and to disciplining all export measures with equivalent effect in 2013. The US will be required to reform its delivery of Food Aid
    • 6 February 2006
    • Type: Press release
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 20Kb
  14. WTO cases: EU welcomes repeal of Byrd Amendment and regrets transition period
    • Abstract: On February 1 2006 the United States Congress passed the “Deficit Reduction Act 2005”, which repeals the Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act, the “Byrd Amendment”. It is a significant step towards bringing the United States into compliance with its WTO obligations and removing a serious trade problem.
    • 2 February 2006
    • Type: Press release
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 100Kb
  15. United States: European Union and United States Ministerial Meeting drives forward transatlantic economic integration
    • Abstract: Senior Ministers and Commissioners welcomed both sides’ agreement to concrete action plans and timelines to tackle the most significant issues in the transatlantic economy, including Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), regulatory cooperation, trade and security and improving innovation
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    • 30 November 2005
    • Type: Press release
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 22Kb
  16. United States: Signing of transitional EU-US wine trade accord
    • Abstract: The European Union and the United States today signed the agreement in the form of an exchange of letters on matters related to trade in wine
    • 23 November 2005
    • Type: Press release
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 15Kb
  17. United States: Implementation of the Economic Initiative of the June 2005 EU-US Summit: Joint EU-US Work Programme
    • Abstract: 'Our aim is to build effective mechanisms to promote better quality regulation, minimize unnecessary regulatory divergences to facilitate transatlantic trade and investment and increase consumer confidence in the transatlantic market' (2005 EU-US Economic)
    • 1 November 2005
    • Type: Issues and policies
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 89Kb
  18. WTO cases: American reaction to the launch of the A350
    • Abstract: Statement by European Commission Spokesperson for Trade Peter Power
    • 6 October 2005
    • Type: Press release
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 14Kb
  19. WTO cases: FAQ on FSC
    • Abstract: FAQ on FSC
    • 30 September 2005
    • Type: Press release
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 20Kb
  20. WTO cases: FSC: WTO condemns US subsidies to exporters; recipients of illegal support include Boeing
    • Abstract: The Panel has found in favour of the EU in all respects. It concludes that despite some changes to its legislation the US has yet to abide by previous WTO rulings and the recommendations of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body regarding the FSC/ETI dispute
    • 30 September 2005
    • Type: Press release, Other
    • Source: Other source
    • Format: PDF 20Kb

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Cecilia Malmström