Hollywood Wins at the WTO, Chinese Culture Never to be the Same

Today, the WTO released a ruling in favor of the U.S. in its complaint against Chinese restrictions on imports of U.S. entertainment and media products. The ruling addressed a number of contentious trade issues.  For example, are intellectual goods to be treated as manufactured goods under trade law? Also at stake is the use of … Continue reading

Update: When Barack Met Chuck…

Following up on Nick’s rant about Chuck Grassley… The Obama administration relented and gave the senator assurances (courtesy of Secretary Clinton and U.S. Trade Rep Ron Kirk) that the tariff on sugarcane-based ethanol, mainly from Brazil, will not be lifted. I had seen a couple of indicators that I thought were hopeful signs for progress … Continue reading