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May 26, 2021

The U.S. on Wednesday proposed additional measures to combat forced labor on fishing vessels for inclusion in a potential World Trade Organization agreement on curbing harmful fisheries subsidies, arguing that forced labor is not only a moral problem, but gives those who use it an “unfair cost advantage” as well.

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The U.S. and European Union, during a summit scheduled for next month, should work to rescind tariffs, resolve a longstanding aircraft dispute and plan for closer collaboration on other issues, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and BusinessEurope said this week in a letter to senior officials.

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World Trade Organization Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on Tuesday applauded U.S. lawmakers calling for the U.S. to focus on growing trade and investment ties with African countries.

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May 25, 2021

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative on Tuesday escalated a U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement dispute over Canada’s dairy tariff-rate quotas, requesting for the first time a panel to review the country’s allocation measures.  

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The Commerce Department has announced a final determination in a countervailing duty case over Vietnamese tire imports, for the first time ever setting a duty rate on the basis that currency undervaluation is a countervailable subsidy.

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Cybersecurity provisions in trade agreements are likely to evolve from “aspirational” to more elaborated and binding as the issue becomes a greater focus of trade policy, analysts tell Inside U.S. Trade.

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May 24, 2021

A revised proposal for how to waive certain World Trade Organization intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines and medicines, which is likely to be the basis of text-based negotiations, does not meaningfully change the scope of what would be covered or which provisions waived, but does add a time frame of three years, according to a copy published last week.

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The Commerce Department last week issued a preliminary ruling in twin antidumping and countervailing duty reviews on Canadian softwood lumber imports, more than doubling the combined 8.99 percent duties already in place, according to Commerce Department memos.

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The Commerce Department last week issued a preliminary ruling in twin antidumping and countervailing duty reviews on Canadian softwood lumber imports, more than doubling the combined 8.99 percent duties already in place, according to Commerce Department memos.

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Massive U.S. government funding incentives for semiconductor manufacturers now under debate in Congress are not only “totally unnecessary” but could spark trade tensions in the future, according to Scott Lincicome, a senior fellow in economic studies at the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank.

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May 21, 2021

An amendment introduced in the Senate this week would curtail the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative’s authority to move ahead with World Trade Organization talks on a proposed waiver of certain intellectual property obligations through added “deliberation, transparency, and reinforced congressional oversight” provisions, according to Senate Finance Committee ranking member Mike Crapo (R-ID).

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The U.S. and Mexico are still working to resolve different interpretations of a U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement auto rule of origin, Mexican Economy Minister Tatiana Clouthier told Inside U.S. Trade this week.

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The Biden administration is exploring ways to address a “lack of transparency” in supply chains as it works to ease a semiconductor shortage roiling the auto industry and others, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said on Thursday.

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May 20, 2021

Senate Finance Committee ranking member Mike Crapo (R-ID) this week filed an 870-page amendment, released on Thursday, that would renew the Generalized System of Preferences and Miscellaneous Tariff Bill in the same fashion proposed earlier this week by panel Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR).

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Senate Finance Committee ranking member Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) had agreed to a comprehensive package of trade-policy legislation for inclusion in a wide-ranging China bill the Senate is considering, a package that included the renewal of two expired trade preference programs, but the deal was “rejected,” Crapo said -- leading some senators to suggest the bill could be attached to another legislative priority like the White House’s “American Jobs Plan”.

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The U.S. and European Union are on track to resolve to the longstanding trans-Atlantic dispute over large aircraft subsidies by the end of the four-month tariff suspension they agreed to earlier this year, European Commission Executive Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis said on Thursday, pointing to a July 10 deadline.

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Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Wednesday introduced legislation designed to “fight back against trade cheating by China and other rival nations.”

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The Federal Maritime Commission must step up its efforts to support U.S. exporters, according to FMC Chairman Daniel Maffei, who has been meeting with lawmakers as he explores new ways to address industry concerns after being tapped to head the agency in March.

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May 19, 2021

Since announcing U.S. support for a proposed waiver of World Trade Organization intellectual property rules, U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai has been making overtures to her holdout counterparts – including, on Wednesday, those from Japan and Switzerland – while proponents this week gained another high-profile backer in China.

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Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) are calling on the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and the Commerce Department to work with Congress to create new trade remedy tools to combat market-distorting practices.

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