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June 08, 2021

The White House on Tuesday announced it will invest an additional $130 million over the next three years in Mexico’s labor reform efforts, which are required by the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

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The U.S. Trade Representative will helm a new “strike force” to recommend enforcement actions against trade practices that have harmed critical supply chains, the White House said on Tuesday, unveiling the results of four 100-day reviews in a report that also suggests a new investigation under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962.

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June 07, 2021

The prospect of waiving certain provisions of the World Trade Organization’s Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property is garnering widespread support ahead of a Tuesday TRIPS Council meeting and following a weekend endorsement from Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation trade ministers.

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During weekend meetings, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation trade ministers agreed to support a temporary waiver of certain intellectual property protections on COVID-19 vaccines and treatments and committed to speeding up the flow of vaccines, according to a joint statement issued on Saturday.

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June 04, 2021

The White House will discuss the results of four 100-day supply chain results early next week, National Economic Council Director Brian Deese said on Friday. The reviews cover the semiconductor, high-capacity battery, critical mineral and pharmaceutical supply chains.

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The White House will discuss the results of four 100-day supply chain results early this week, National Economic Council Director Brian Deese said on Friday. The reviews cover the semiconductor, high-capacity battery, critical mineral and pharmaceutical supply chains.

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As they hit the home stretch toward a mid-July deadline, World Trade Organization members negotiating how to curb harmful fisheries subsidies are attempting to bridge some of the key remaining divides over special and differential treatment provisions and other carve-outs in draft text discussed in meetings this week and last.

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The European Union on Friday proposed an alternative to the widely debated waiver of certain World Trade Organization intellectual property obligations – of which the bloc remains critical – outlining instead an initiative to limit export restrictions on COVID-19-related products, encourage expanded production of vaccines and facilitate intellectual property flexibilities, including issuing compulsory licenses.

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New and ongoing efforts to catalogue digital trade and data governance policies around the world reveal a complex network of regulations and lack of consensus on what constitutes a barrier to digital commerce, researchers say.

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President Biden on Thursday announced his intent to nominate Grant Harris, a former special adviser to President Obama for African affairs, to serve as the head of the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security.

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President Biden on Thursday announced his intent to nominate Grant Harris, a former special adviser to President Obama for African affairs, to serve as the assistant Commerce secretary for industry and analysis.

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Despite its inclusion in a whole-of-government approach, trade policy likely won’t meaningfully contribute to the Biden administration’s goal of reforming the country’s immigration system, analysts tell Inside U.S. Trade.

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June 03, 2021

The U.S. and China have agreed in recent talks to solve “specific problems for producers and consumers,” China’s Ministry of Commerce said on Thursday, summarizing the tenor of recent discussions between Chinese Vice Premier Liu He and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen this week and U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai last week.

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The U.S. and European Union aim to announce the creation of a trans-Atlantic Trade and Technology Council at their summit later this month, EU Executive Vice President Margarethe Vestager said this week, referring to a bilateral dialogue the EU has pushed as a forum to address a variety of digital and emerging technology issues.

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President Biden on Thursday signed an executive order expanding the scope of a ban on investments in companies with direct or indirect ties to China’s military to capture entities operating in China’s surveillance technology sector.

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Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation trade ministers meeting virtually this weekend will focus primarily on improving the global availability of COVID-19 vaccines and economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to APEC officials.

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June 02, 2021

A new report issued by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission takes the Commerce Department to task for what it claims is the insufficient implementation of the 2018 Export Control Reform Act, particularly as it relates to issuing controls on emerging and foundational technologies.

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The U.S. Court of International Trade should dismiss thousands of complaints against tariffs on goods from China because they were lawfully imposed and can’t be subjected to judicial review, the Biden administration said in a court filing this week.

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With Trade Promotion Authority set to expire at the end of the month, the Heritage Foundation is stepping up efforts to educate lawmakers about the so-called “fast-track” tool in the hopes of securing its renewal, Tori Smith, a trade economist with the Heritage Foundation, tells Inside U.S. Trade.

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The Biden administration on Wednesday announced it will not immediately impose tariffs on six trading partners with digital service taxes the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has said are discriminating against U.S. businesses, opting instead to suspend the duties while international digital tax framework talks continue at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

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