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Bombardier, Airbus announce C Series joint venture, deny any link to trade case

Europe’s Airbus will obtain a controlling stake in Bombardier's C Series aircraft in a joint effort with the Canadian company to ensure the viability of the plane, which is subject to preliminary U.S. antidumping and countervailing duties, though the companies claim the move was not driven by the trade case brought by Boeing.

Former USTR questions political strategy behind Trump’s NAFTA 2.0 approach

Former U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman on Monday questioned the Trump administration’s political strategy for moving a revised NAFTA through Congress – as well as the congressional and business community response to presidential withdrawal threats and controversial U.S. proposals.

Lighthizer elaborates on WTO Appellate Body objections in meeting with Azevêdo

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer clarified his objections with the World Trade Organization Appellate Body during a Monday meeting with WTO Director Roberto Azevêdo, but no clear path forward was identified, according to Azevêdo.

U.S. tables textiles short-supply list similar to CAFTA's, sticks to TPL elimination

The U.S. is sticking to its proposal to eliminate tariff preference levels for textiles and has advanced new language for a short-supply list that would function like the one in the Central America-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement, but with fewer articles, sources told Inside U.S. Trade this week.

Former USTR questions political strategy behind Trump’s NAFTA 2.0

Former U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman on Monday questioned the Trump administration’s political strategy for moving a revised NAFTA through Congress -- as well as the congressional and business community response to presidential withdrawal threats and controversial U.S. proposals.

Mexico to aim retaliation at U.S. grains, meats if seasonal proposal makes it into NAFTA

If a U.S. NAFTA proposal to give seasonal growers standing in trade remedy cases makes it into a retooled agreement, the Mexican government would retaliate against U.S. grain and meat products, a leader of a Mexican agriculture group said on Friday.

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The political leads for NAFTA will arrive in Washington, DC, this week for the close of the week-long fourth round of negotiations, while World Trade Organization Director General Roberto Azevêdo will also be in town for a meeting with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and other public engagements.

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  • Europe’s Airbus will obtain a controlling stake in Bombardier's C Series aircraft in a joint effort with the Canadian company to ensure the viability of the plane, which is subject to preliminary U.S. antidumping and countervailing duties, though the companies claim the move was not driven by the trade case brought by Boeing.

  • Former U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman on Monday questioned the Trump administration’s political strategy for moving a revised NAFTA through Congress – as well as the congressional and business community response to presidential withdrawal threats and controversial U.S. proposals.

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