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U.S., Brazil Agree Upon Path Toward Negotiated Solution of Cotton Dispute

From the Office of the United States Trade Representative Would Avoid Imposition of Countermeasures Against U.S. Exports, U.S. Intellectual Property Rights Washington, D.C. - Today, United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced that the United...

Intellectual Property Rights Blowing in the Wind

If ever we hated to say "we told you so", this is that moment. The U.S./Brazil dispute over U.S. cotton subsidies [1] has landed the U.S. on the wrong side of a WTO ruling, resulting in sanctions. Brazil has already identified 102 U.S. products on which it will now impose those (sanctioned...

Videocasts: Assistant U.S. Trade Representative Christine Bliss Addresses Insurance Considerations in International Trade

Trade Agreements & Insurance How does the U.S. Trade Representative deal with insurance? What influences the USTR's approach to negotiations with other countries? What is the framework for navigating trade agreements? What are the four modes in which a service may be supplied? Christine...

Senate Confirms Jimmie V. Reyna As Federal Circuit Judge

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In an 86-0 vote April 4, the Senate confirmed President Obama's nomination of Jimmie V. Reyna to serve as a circuit judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC). Reyna will be the first Latino to serve on the CAFC. The CAFC has nationwide jurisdiction of...

EU and UK Sanctions on Libya: Latest Developments

Fulbright Briefing BY: Lista M. Cannon , David M. Harris , Nicola Kelly and Stephen M. McNabb The increasing number of sanctions imposed on Libya have resulted in further difficulties for companies conducting business in the embattled country. Companies currently and prospectively conducting...

Crowell & Moring Releases Report, 'Litigation Forecast 2013'

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Crowell & Moring LLP has announced the publication of "Litigation Forecast 2013: What Corporate Counsel Need to Know in the Coming Year." The report explores critical litigation issues, provides concise, forward-looking perspectives on trends affecting a wide range of...

Canada and Europe Cozy Up

Canada and the European Union have been working together to come up with a trade agreement that could present great opportunities for Canadian businesses. In essence, trade agreements function to reduce barriers in the marketplace. Although not finalized, Canada and Europe have come together to create...

Invisible Ink: The Hidden Clause in Many International Sales Contracts

There’s good news—and cause for concern—in recent numbers about the U.S. economy. On a positive note, the Export-Import Bank of the United States reported in early June 2014 that the country’s exporting performance was continuing to show signs of recovery. According to data released...