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June 13, 2019

Democratic lawmakers are calling on the Trump administration to explain the president’s recent claims that a new immigration deal with Mexico to avert 5 percent tariffs included additional agriculture purchases.

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Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) hopes a U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement implementing bill is sent to Congress by the end of the month, he said on Thursday, but Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) said he was not optimistic about the deal's near-term chances.

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June 12, 2019

In the first day of Canada’s trade policy review at the World Trade Organization, the U.S. touted the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement and lauded a positive bilateral relationship, but criticized Ottawa for its supply management system, a longstanding U.S. concern.

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President Trump will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 leaders summit later this month, he said again on Wednesday, though Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross suggested the two leaders would at most agree to restart trade talks.

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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Wednesday said Europe’s recent parliamentary elections were holding up trade negotiations between the U.S. and European Union.

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June 11, 2019

Members of the House livestock and foreign agriculture subcommittee pressed top administration agricultural trade officials Gregg Doud and Ted McKinney on Tuesday about how to ensure increased market access for U.S. agriculture and address the market losses stemming from the ongoing dispute with China.

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The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development hopes to develop new global income tax rules by the end of 2020 that would prompt countries to remove digital services taxes and pre-empt the imposition of new ones.

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TSUKUBA, JAPAN – The U.S. and the European Union “haven't really started” talking about how to address President Trump's concerns over auto imports, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström said this week in a wide-ranging interview here on the sidelines of the G20 trade ministers' meeting.

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June 10, 2019

A federal judge last week denied a request from Mexican tomato growers for an injunction against duties the U.S. recently began assessing after the Commerce Department withdrew from a suspension agreement with Mexico covering fresh tomatoes.

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If Mexico’s Congress doesn’t approve an immigration deal between the U.S. and Mexico, the threat of tariffs on Mexican goods will be “reinstated,” President Trump said on Monday.

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June 09, 2019

TSUKUBA, JAPAN – G20 trade ministers concluded their summit here this weekend with a joint statement and a chairs’ statement outlining a “need” to ameliorate the global trading environment and undertake World Trade Organization reform “with a sense of urgency.”

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TSUKUBA, JAPAN – President Trump’s decision to indefinitely suspend plans to hit all Mexican goods with tariffs was welcomed here at this weekend’s G20 trade ministerial, where Japanese and Canadian officials were closely monitoring the discussions between U.S. and Mexican negotiators.

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June 08, 2019

TSUKUBA, JAPAN – G20 trade negotiators on Saturday issued a joint statement on digital economy policies that Japanese officials hope will pave the way for plurilateral e-commerce talks to gain momentum at the broader G20 summit in Osaka in a few weeks.

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TSUKUBA, JAPAN – The U.S. and China are unlikely to make much progress in trade talks before the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, late this month, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday.

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June 07, 2019

TSUKUBA, JAPAN – Japanese Trade Minister Hiroshige Seko on Saturday opened an initial meeting of the G20 trade summit here by calling on members to discuss “deeply” how to facilitate cross-border data flows.

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The U.S. has suspended plans to impose tariffs on Mexican goods after the two sides reached an agreement on immigration, President Trump announced on Friday.

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The U.S. and Mexico have a “good chance” of striking a deal on immigration that will involve increased Mexican purchases of U.S. agricultural products, President Trump said on Friday.

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Congressional opposition to blanket tariffs on Mexican goods is weakening President Trump's hand in negotiations over immigration, he said on Thursday.

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China’s Ministry of Commerce says the U.S. is inflating the size of its trade deficit with China to “provoke economic and trade frictions,” arguing in a new report that the true gap is about one-third of what the U.S. claims.

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June 06, 2019

The Trump administration has not changed its position in ongoing negotiations with Mexican officials over immigration, planning still to hit all Mexican imports with tariffs by Monday unless the dispute is resolved, the White House said on Thursday as talks continued.

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