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U.S. Trade Representative Pushes for TPP Passage in Congress

Despite uncertainty from a presidential race and Americans’ anxiety about jobs, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman at the Milken Institute Global Conference said “It’ll get done this year.”

The Port of Long Beach is  a major shipping hub for U.S.-Asia cargo.

U.S., EU Negotiators Downplay Leaked T-TIP Documents

Leaked documents reveal that U.S. appears to be seeking longer duty phaseouts for some textiles, footwear and accessories.

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China’s Problems Impact Global Sources Fair

The event at AsiaWorld-Expo hosts three shows under one roof – fashion accessories and footwear, fashion apparel and fabrics, and underwear and swimwear.

Cheerleaders' uniforms could end up providing the fashion industry with tighter design copyright protection.

Supreme Court to Hear Copyright Challenge With Fashion Implications

The Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that could have implications for copyright protections in the fashion industry.

The Panama Canal expansion is near completion.

China COSCO Wins Draw for First Transit Through Expanded Panama Canal

More than 100 Neopanamax vessel reservations have been made for commercial transit.

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Parliamentary Committees Move Ahead With Inquiries Into BHS Collapse

Work and Pensions Committee Publishes Letter to Sir Philip Green

Treasury Declines to Cite China as a Currency Manipulator

Five countries come close to being eligible for enhanced exchange rate monitoring.

A cargo ship.

U.S., EU Remain Committed to Completing T-TIP This Year

U.S., EU negotiators cite progress in talks on tariff elimination, regulatory harmony and customs and trade facilitation.

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New China Law on NGOs Could Impact Multinational Firms

Observers say that foreign companies need to pay heed to the law, especially if they have forged or plan to forge partnerships with NGOs.