July 11, 2013
By Nancy J Powell

On July 12, the United States of America will host the US-India CEO Forum. This annual meeting of government and industry was launched by President George W Bush and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in 2005 and is designed to enhance bilateral trade and strengthen economic cooperation between our companies and our people. We look to the forum to develop new approaches in enhancing the economic...

July 9, 2013

Bilateral trade surged to about $500 billion last year, from $267.6 billion in 2006.

The fifth round of the China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogue will be held in Washington, D.C., on July 10 and 11. It is another important step forward taken by the two governments in their efforts to build a new model of major-country relationship after President Xi Jinping and President...

July 8, 2013

Terry trade work appreciated

U.S. Rep. Lee Terry deserves a great deal of credit for chairing last week’s hearing on Capitol Hill, “A Tangle of Trade Barriers: How India’s Industrial Policy Is Hurting U.S. Companies.” It was perhaps the most important public conversation to date concerning India’s recent, egregious intellectual property violations.

The United States and India have...

July 3, 2013

China is becoming "positive" about the possibility of seeking entry to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but it will be some time before any decision is reached, according to sources in the Ministry of Commerce.

"China is still doing its research" on the regional trade agreement, one source close to the matter told China Daily on condition of anonymity. The government has reached a...

July 1, 2013

The Honorable Chairman Lee Terry and the Honorable Ranking Member Jan Schakowsky
Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade
Committee on Energy and Commerce
U.S. House of Representatives
2125 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Chairman Terry and Ranking Member Schakowsky,

I write today on behalf of the Trade Alliance to Promote...

June 25, 2013
By Patrick Rosenstiel

As Secretary of State John Kerry travels to India this month to represent U.S. interests at the 4th Indo-U.S. Strategic Dialogue, I echo Sen. Bob Casey's recent statement urging Mr. Kerry to confront the government of India on its egregious intellectual property violations. As we negotiate bilateral and multilateral trade agreements around the globe, a top priority must be protecting the...

June 7, 2013

WASHINGTON -- As we negotiate bilateral and multilateral trade agreements around the globe, our top priority must be protecting the intellectual property rights of North American companies. This goes for patents for life-saving cancer medications as well as creative copyrights for movie productions.

India is the latest example of the international erosion of intellectual property rights...

March 18, 2013

TOKYO--Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Friday that his country will take a seat at the negotiation table of the U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade negotiations, a move that may pit him against powerful farm lobbies ahead of upper house elections.

"This is our last chance to join the TPP and take part in the rule-making," Mr. Abe told reporters Friday at a press...

March 14, 2013
Via Grand Forks Herald

WASHINGTON — As the dust settles from the narrowly averted fiscal cliff crisis and the newly-elected 113th Congress is sworn in, I urge freshman policy makers such as Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., to pay close attention to what could potentially be the most significant foreign and domestic policy initiative of this administration: the Trans-Pacific Partnership or TPP.

Decisions that could...

February 18, 2013
Via Forbes
By Rep. Jon Porter

Every time the U.S. negotiates a new trade deal, it seems that there is an enormous amount of misinformation generated by all sides of the debate in an attempt to frame the issue in the narrowest terms, portraying it as either a panacea or the end of the world.

The fact of the matter is that trade is a complex and nuanced issue that can’t readily be broken down into sound bites. No side...