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Branstad's China priorities include opening beef market, corn biotech traits

Convincing China to allow imports of U.S. beef and hastening Beijing’s approval of genetically modified U.S. corn traits will be top priorities of President Trump’s pick for ambassador to China, Terry Branstad, the Iowa governor said on Feb. 23 during remarks at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Outlook Forum.

Analysts say breakthrough unlikely at Chile, debate impact of U.S. absence

Former U.S. trade officials and academic experts doubt that a major new trading initiative for the Asia-Pacific will be announced at the regional trade ministers meeting in Chile next month, while splitting over whether the absence of the United States at the meeting would allow China to take advantage of a void in U.S. trade leadership in the region.

Sources: Steel lawyers slated to assume senior roles at USTR, Commerce

Trade attorney Stephen Vaughn will be named the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative's general counsel if USTR nominee Robert Lighthizer is confirmed, and Gilbert Kaplan will be tapped for Commerce under secretary for international trade provided Commerce secretary nominee Wilbur Ross is approved by the Senate, according to multiple sources.

Ex-officials: Trump team needs to build trust with Mexico, soften rhetoric

Former U.S. and Canadian officials said the Trump administration should tone down its inflammatory rhetoric toward Mexico if it hopes to successfully renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Azevêdo leaves open possibility that House GOP tax plan can be WTO compliant

World Trade Organization Director-General Roberto Azevêdo said the WTO has a lot of "gray areas" on tax policy, leaving open the possibility that the House Republicans' border adjustability tax plan could be constructed to align with U.S. international obligations while not commenting on the specifics of the proposal.

Long-awaited Trade Facilitation Agreement enters into force at WTO

The World Trade Organization's first multilateral deal -- the Trade Facilitation Agreement -- entered into force on Feb. 22 with the completion of formal notification from two-thirds of the WTO membership that they had ratified the long-awaited agreement.

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  • World Trade Organization Director-General Roberto Azevêdo said the WTO has a lot of "gray areas" on tax policy, leaving open the possibility that the House Republicans' border adjustability tax plan could be constructed to align with U.S. international obligations while not commenting on the specifics of the proposal.

  • The World Trade Organization's first multilateral deal -- the Trade Facilitation Agreement -- entered into force on Feb. 22 with the completion of formal notification from two-thirds of the WTO membership that they had ratified the long-awaited agreement.

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  • Convincing China to allow imports of U.S. beef and hastening Beijing’s approval of genetically modified U.S. corn traits will be top priorities of President Trump’s pick for ambassador to China, Terry Branstad, the Iowa governor said on Feb. 23 during remarks at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Outlook Forum.

  • Former U.S. trade officials and academic experts doubt that a major new trading initiative for the Asia-Pacific will be announced at the regional trade ministers meeting in Chile next month, while splitting over whether the absence of the United States at the meeting would allow China to take advantage of a void in U.S. trade leadership in the region.

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