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Report: World Trade Organization Inks Multilateral Deal

The World Trade Organization has reached a multilateral trade agreement that could produce nearly $1 trillion in economic output worldwide, Politico reported Sunday. Jason Huffman and Doug Palmer write the trade facilitation agreement signed Dec. 7 in Bali, Indonesia, is intended to help businesses transport products around the world by …

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Obama Calls on Congress to Help Stop ‘Patent Trolls’

President Barack Obama asked Congress on Tuesday to develop tougher measures against companies that routinely file patent lawsuits despite not offering any products, Reuters reports. Diane Bartz writes his request comes as as U.S. courts and lawmakers consider ways to curb unwarranted suits over copyright infringement filed by those companies, deemed …

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White House Considering Laws Aimed At Stopping Trade Secret Theft

The White House is considering new laws and wants to work with allied governments on stopping theft of trade secrets from U.S. businesses, Reuters reports. Doug Palmer writes the White House released a report that did not cite China by name, but Attorney General Eric Holder used a hypothetical example …

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US, Canada Making Progress in Trade Regulation Alignment, Report Says

The U.S. and Canada have made progress in pilot projects aimed at aligning trade regulations in both countries, a joint U.S.-Canadian task force says. According to Fierce Government, the Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council is tasked with recommending ways to reduce regulatory barriers in trade between the U.S. and Canada. …

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US, China Likely to See New Trade Leaders

Both the U.S. and China are likely to choose new senior trade leaders this month, Keith Bradsher reports for the New York Times. Commerce Minister Chen Deming lost his seat during the Communist Party Congress, which ended last Wednesday, meaning he will have to leave his post during the National …

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