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WTO panel sides with U.S., finds China did not properly administer ag TRQs

A World Trade Organization dispute settlement panel this week handed the United States a victory over China by finding that Beijing was improperly administering rice, corn and wheat tariff-rate quotas, which in some cases contributed to the quotas' going unfilled.

U.S. win on 'zeroing' at the WTO may be short-lived

A U.S. win in a World Trade Organization case involving its controversial antidumping methodology of “zeroing” will make its way next to the Appellate Body, which has consistently ruled against zeroing -- and analysts tell Inside U.S. Trade they believe it will do so again.

ITC cites digital, auto provisions in finding USMCA will benefit U.S. economy

If “fully implemented and enforced,” the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement will have a small but positive impact on U.S. GDP, with digital trade and automotive rule-of-origin provisions projected to have “the most significant effects,” the U.S. International Trade Commission says in its new analysis of the deal.

Chamber: 'Frictionless' trade a key goal for UK trade deals with EU, U.S.

A post-Brexit United Kingdom-European Union trade agreement, as well as any U.S.-UK deal, should create an environment that is “as frictionless as possible” for people, goods and services, the U.S.-UK Business Council said on Wednesday.

Sources: U.S., China ironing out tariff-focused enforcement issues, eyeing deal in May

The U.S. and China are focused heavily on tariff-centered enforcement issues in what they hope are the waning days of trade negotiations, with the Trump administration eyeing the use of “snap-back” restrictions in addition to multi-level consultations as it pushes to complete a deal in the coming weeks.

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Agriculture hurdle could be insurmountable for U.S., EU negotiators

Now that the European Commission has a mandate to negotiate a trade deal with the United States, the next step for the two sides is to agree on what areas the negotiation will cover -- a normally perfunctory exercise that could derail the latest round of trans-Atlantic talks before they even begin.

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Negotiations between the U.S. and European Union could soon be underway, as EU member states on Monday formally authorized the EU Commission to seek a limited trade deal with the U.S. First up, though, is the launch of trade talks with Japan this week.

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  • A World Trade Organization dispute settlement panel this week handed the United States a victory over China by finding that Beijing was improperly administering rice, corn and wheat tariff-rate quotas, which in some cases contributed to the quotas' going unfilled.

  • A U.S. win in a World Trade Organization case involving its controversial antidumping methodology of “zeroing” will make its way next to the Appellate Body, which has consistently ruled against zeroing -- and analysts tell Inside U.S. Trade they believe it will do so again.