Articles by Doug Palmer



4 Top U.S. Lawmakers Warn Bush on WTO

  • 15 May 06
  • Reuters
Four top U.S. lawmakers warned the Bush administration on Thursday that they would oppose a deal to let Russia into the World Trade Organization unless Moscow opened its market to more farm imports and cracked down on intellectual property theft.

U.S. Lobby Groups Urge Tough WTO Line

  • 04 May 06
  • Reuters
The United States should insist Moscow take stronger action to crack down on piracy and counterfeiting of U.S. music, movies and other products before signing a bilateral deal to let Russia join the World Trade Organization, U.S. business groups said.

Lavrov Prods U.S. on WTO Accession

  • 09 March 06
  • Reuters
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov expressed concern on Tuesday about the slow pace of talks with the United States on Moscow's bid to join the World Trade Organization.

U.S. Allows Dubai Port Review

  • 28 February 06
  • Reuters
The administration of U.S. President George W. Bush said Sunday that it would grant a request by Dubai Ports World for an additional 45-day review of its contested takeover of terminal operations at six major U.S. ports.

U.S. Says WTO Deal With Russia Not Even Close

  • 18 October 04
  • Reuters
Russia has ""a tremendous amount of work"" to do to reach a deal this year with the United States and other trading partners on its entry into the World Trade Organization, a U.S. trade official said.

U.S. Moves to Repeal Cold War Trade Rule

  • 12 March 03
  • Reuters
With the backing of the Bush administration, the U.S. Senate's foreign policy chief on Monday introduced a bill to repeal a Cold War provision that has long linked U.S. trade relations with Russia to emigration concerns.

U.S. Posts a Record $40Bln Trade Deficit

  • 20 January 03
  • Reuters
The U.S. trade deficit surged 13.9 percent in November to a record $40.1 billion, as imports increased sharply and exports showed only slight gains despite a weakening dollar, the government said Friday.

Bush Offers ASEAN Trade Deal

  • 28 October 02
  • Reuters
U.S. President George W. Bush on Saturday launched an initiative to boost trade with Southeast Asian nations, promising them increased access to the lucrative U.S. market in exchange for economic reform.

Beijing Seeks to Allay Fears of Chinese Boom

  • 28 October 02
  • Reuters
Chinese President Jiang Zemin on Saturday tried to knock down concerns that China's rapid growth was hurting other developing countries, saying its increased prosperity was good for the world economy and has created new opportunities for foreign exporters.

U.S. Is Nearing a Decision on Russia's Market Status

  • 17 April 02
  • Reuters
After a decade of wrenching economic and social change in Russia, the Bush administration is nearing a decision on whether to officially reclassify the country as a market economy, a Commerce Department spokeswoman said.

Zoellick Urges Congress to Repeal Jackson-Vanik

  • 08 February 02
  • Reuters
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick said Wednesday that the lifting of the 1974 ""Jackson-Vanik"" emigration measure would reflect the changes in U.S.-Russia relations.

U.S. Wants Cashmere On EU Retaliation List

U.S. Ups Trade Pressure on EU

U.S. Hails EC For Insisting Science Govern Trade War

U.S. to Punish EU Over Cattle Imports

EU Biotech Concerns Dominate Farm Talks