Government and Trade


Government and Trade

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PMA Requests Federal Mediation in West Coast Port Talks

The Pacific Maritime Association asked for federal mediation Monday in its contract negotiations with the International Longshore & Warehouse Union.

DOL Wards Grants to Improve Conditions in Peru, Philippines

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs said it was awarding two grants to help strengthen workers’ rights.

Industry Battles Port Congestion as Talks Drag On

In the seventh month of negotiations for a key labor contract between dockworkers, the West Coast ports are putting the worst of the congestion behind them.

China, U.S., Lead in Apparel-Related Trademark Application Filings

Overall, in 2013 the apparel industry attracted the second highest trademark activity and accounted for a 14.3 percent share.

China, India Criticize U.S. Textile Tariffs

Trading partners lauded the U.S. at a World Trade Organization forum for maintaining an open trade regime.

U.S. to Reestablish Ties With Cuba

President Obama on Wednesday said the U.S. will reestablish and expand diplomatic, economic and travel ties with Cuba.

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Bangladesh Factories Assess State of Compliance

Global pressure to inspect factory buildings has changed the basis of the country's fashion business.

USTR Adds Two to AGOA List

The U.S. Trade Representative’s office has determined that Madagascar and Guinea have adopted effective visa systems.

Labor Board Rules to Speed Union Elections

New NLRB rule eliminates 25-day waiting period.

House Votes to OK Budget Deal

The Senate, which also passed a two-day extension to consider the bill, is expected to debate it today.

Government Shutdown Deadline Looms

Industry concerns are mounting over another potential government shutdown.

Obama has High Hopes for Trans-Pacific Partnership

The President says that the odds of closing a deal are much better than they were last year.

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