U.S. Refines Gasoline Import Rule

Volume
1,
Number
30
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25 August 1997
25 August 1997
Foreign refiners exporting gasoline to the U.S. were fueled by the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) final ruling on gasoline imports issued last week, allowing foreign refiners to receive an individual baseline for minimum clean air standards for their exports, rather than meeting a possibly...
25 August 1997
Eager to conclude a WTO agreement on financial services, U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin said in a letter to WTO Director-General Renato Ruggiero that "[The U.S. has] stated our willingness to work creatively in this negotiation to address the fullest range of legitimate emerging markets'...
25 August 1997
The EU and Bangladesh are at odds over a reported 7,000 garment export certificates for Bangladeshi exports, which the EU says fraudulently claim that raw materials used in the manufacturing process originated in Bangladesh. Under the EU Generalised System of Preferences (GSP), Bangladesh among...
25 August 1997
Fears of massive tax increases have delayed the Chilean government's plan to lower import tariffs from 11 percent to 8 percent. The main opposition party within the Chilean government, Renovacion Nacional, worries that the loss of tariff revenues will result in "an avalanche of taxes, [which would...
25 August 1997
The World Trade Organization last week made public the dispute resolution body's June 30 final ruling, finding that the EU ban on U.S. beef is an unfair trade barrier. The EU ban was instituted in 1989, prohibiting meat produced with certain hormones from entering the European market. U.S. meat...
25 August 1997
A report on Germany issued by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said Germany struggles to qualify for the European Monetary Union, but still has structural problems aggravated by a slow economic recovery. The country's budget deficit at 3.25 percent exceeds the...
25 August 1997
The 5th IFOAM International Conference on Trade in Organic Products: The Future Agenda For Organic Trade. September 24-27, 1997. Oxford, England. For more information, contact IFOAM Organic Trade Conference,Mouse Lane, Steyning, BN44 3DG England. Ph: +44/1903/812/200; Fax: +44/1903/879/052; E-mail...