A bipartisan group of some two dozen members of Congress May 27 called on U.S. negotiators to 'stand firm' against efforts to weaken U.S. trade laws in talks at the World Trade Organization scheduled to be held the week of May 30.
Independent think-tank IBON Foundation urges Philippine trade negotiators to the World Trade Organization (WTO) not to submit any offer on the services talks without substantially improved Mode 4 offers from developed countries like the US.
The chairman and ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee this week demanded that the new U.S. Trade Representative renew a vow that the Bush Administration will not agree to additional changes to U.S. immigration or antitrust laws
The U.S. Congress will continue to oppose any agreement negotiated at the World Trade Organization that would allow foreign business and professional personnel to enter the United States to work on a temporary basis, a key congressional staffer said May 25.
Trade officials in Geneva May 23 were stunned by the news that the chairman of the WTO's agriculture negotiations, New Zealand ambassador Tim Groser, has resigned as New Zealand's ambassador to the WTO, calling into question his continued leadership at a sensitive stage in the farm trade negotiations.