In a tripartite challenge against China's export restrictions on rare earth materials, the US, European Union, and Japan filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization.
The Obama administration's case against Guatemala, over its failure to protect unions within its borders, is seen as an attempt to garner US union support for stalled trade agreements.
In his trip to Moscow, Vice President Biden emphasized trade and commerce as the next stage in the 'reset' of relations between the United States and Russia. He's on the right track.
US Trade Representative Ron Kirk says the country is on track to double exports over a five-year period – a target laid out by President Obama.
There's some talk about US Trade Representative Ron Kirk becoming the next Commerce secretary. But he calls his post 'fun' and says the only job he'd rather have is NBA commissioner.
Obama's stops in India and Indonesia balanced security with economic pressures. But back-to-back global summits in Japan and South Korea underscored the administration’s weaker hand with China.
From the halls of Congress to the World Trade Organization, US officials are increasingly criticizing China trade and currency policies – blaming them for America's huge trade deficit.