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U.S. set to quickly widen trade war with EU tariffs after WTO ruling: sources
The USTR submitted a request Wednesday to the WTO to convene a fast-track meeting of its dispute settlement body to adopt these tariffs, two U.S.-based trade sources said. Wednesday's request means the WTO body could meet as soon as Oct. 14.

The USTR and WTO did not respond to requests for comment.

The United States won approval Wednesday to tax $7.5 billion in European goods over illegal EU subsidies for aircraft maker Airbus (AIR.PA). The EU is expected to respond with taxes of its own on U.S. products, after the global trade body found U.S. aircraft maker Boeing Co (BA.N) also received illegal subsidies.

U.S. withholds U.N. aviation dues, calls for immediate whistleblower protections
The United States has been advocating for greater transparency and protection for whistleblowers at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), after an insider's account of a 2016 cyberattack at the agency generated fallout when it was reported in the media this year.
The United States has quit the U.N. Human Rights Council, the U.N. cultural agency UNESCO, and cut funding last year to the U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees (UNRWA), calling its fiscal practices "irredeemably flawed."
ICAO said on Tuesday by email that it had already begun "without delay" to "formalize" a new whistleblower policy endorsed by the United States and other countries.
German businesses urge EU to protect them after latest WTO decision

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by Cat on Thu Oct 3rd, 2019 at 12:13:02 AM EST
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China seeks $2.4 billion in sanctions against U.S. in Obama-era case: WTO
"China's request appears on the agenda of the [Dispute Settlement Body] DSB set for Oct. 28. The United States could challenge the amount of retaliatory sanctions sought, which could send the long-running dispute to arbitration."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Oct 21st, 2019 at 11:22:13 PM EST
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WTO Allows China to Impose Retaliatory Measures Worth $3.6 Bln Against US
(China got a backlog of complaints, actually)

Arbitrator issues decision in US-China anti-dumping dispute
DS471: United States -- Certain Methodologies and their Application to Anti-Dumping Proceedings Involving China
latest document

world self-defense

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Nov 1st, 2019 at 07:38:18 PM EST
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United Nations Condemns US Embargo on Cuba: 187 to 3
General Assembly resolutions are not legally binding and are unenforceable, but they reflect world opinion and the vote has given Cuba an annual stage to demonstrate the isolation of the United States on the embargo.
so what? US voters in Miami
Former Cuban President Raúl Castro and President Barack Obama officially restored ["]relations["] in July 2016. But Trump administration officials have sharply criticized Cuba's human rights record.

In 2017, the United States returned to voting against the Cuban-sponsored General Assembly resolution on ending the U.S. embargo on Cuba after the Obama administration abstained in 2016, a first for the United States in 25 years [1994].

Gee. That's new.

U.S. Department of the Treasury, 1789U.S. Department of the Treasury | Cuba sanctions, 2015-2019
CRS, Cuba Sanctions: Legislative Restrictions Limiting the Normalization of Relations, 1961-present
"The trade embargo was first imposed in 1962under the authority of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and the Trading with the Enemy Act and soon broadened to include a prohibition on most financial transactions with Cuba", Trade Expansion Act of 1962, and Trade Act of 974 establishing US Trade Representative
CRS, Cuba: U.S. Policy Overview
Executive Order 13683, December 11, 2014
Executive Order 13701, July 17, 2015

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Nov 8th, 2019 at 08:14:54 PM EST
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US and Israel were lone votes against UN resolutions opposing space arms race, nuclear Middle East, Cuba embargo
"This roguish behavior predates the election of President Donald Trump."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Nov 11th, 2019 at 02:00:03 AM EST
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