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Issue 14, 2005 (21 July)
 Feature Article


Four Safeguard Quotas Embargo in July; Textile Industry Files Additional Petitions

The unrelenting growth in utilisation experienced by the safeguard quotas on cotton knitted shirts and blouses (category 338/339), cotton and man-made fibre underwear (category 352/652), cotton trousers (category 347/348), and man-made fibre knitted shirts and blouses (category 638/639) finally came ... (full story)

 Congressional/Executive Activities


House Republicans, Democrats Introduce Competing China Trade Bills

On 14 July, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Bill Thomas (Republican-California) introduced his much-awaited legislative package designed to address increasing Congressional frustration with China and ... (full story)


US-China Achieve Concrete Results at JCCT Talks

On 11 July, delegations from the US and China met in Beijing for the much-awaited plenary session of the 16th JCCT. The meeting was co-chaired by Vice Premier Wu Yi on the Chinese side ... (full story)


Chinese Companies Should Act Proactively to Reduce Adverse Effects of AD Actions

Far and away the most frequent trade measure with which Chinese products will be confronted in the coming years is AD action ... (full story)


Canadian Union Files Safeguard Petitions on Nine China Categories

On 8 July, the labour union UNITE HERE Canada filed safeguard petitions with the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) against nine categories of apparel articles from China ... (full story)


House Committee Holds Hearing on Potential Unocal Purchase by CNOOC; Dorgan Introduces Bill to Prevent Acquisition

On 13 July, the House Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the national security implications of the potential acquisition of US energy resource and development company Unocal by China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC). ... (full story)


Legislators Press EU on Arms Sales to China

Concerned with China's ongoing military build-up and its potentially undesirable consequences for peace and stability in the East Asian region ... (full story)


DOE Reports Progress on Textile Marking System

On 6 July, the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) announced that it has developed a textile marking system to track the presence of US-made yarns and fabrics in apparel imports ... (full story)


TDA Announces Funding for China Projects

On 11 July, the US Trade and Development Agency (TDA) issued a press release announcing over US$3 million in new funding support for activities in China ... (full story)

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