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(Daily News)
June 18, 2021

The Biden administration’s decision to resume U.S.-Taiwan Trade and Investment Framework Agreement talks is a “reversion to the norm” after the Trump administration – and could be a key step toward a bilateral trade agreement as well, according to Andrew Wylegala, the president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan.


(In Trade)
June 18, 2021

“Instead of extolling the virtues of free trade and openness toward China, the establishment beats the drums for a new Cold War, casting China as an existential threat to the United States.”


(Daily News)
June 17, 2021

The Biden administration is considering a raft of options for how to implement supply chain improvement recommendations stemming from four 100-day reviews, including government procurement preferences and a 1980 law crafted to boost domestic capacity in areas of critical need, officials from the White House and the Commerce and Energy departments said this week.


(In Trade)
June 17, 2021

Semiconductor shortages affect “everything from computers to cars,” Wyden said, “and the way to fix this problem is to bring chip manufacturing back to the United States.”


(Daily News)
June 17, 2021

Following Senate moves to renew two trade-preference programs, House Democrats have unveiled their own renewal legislation in a push to reclaim constitutional authority over the introduction of revenue-raising measures, Ways & Means Committee lawmakers told Inside U.S. Trade on Thursday.


(Daily News)
June 16, 2021

The House Science, Space and Technology Committee on Tuesday approved a bill that would double funding for the National Science Foundation and create a science and engineering directorate at NSF.


(In Trade)
June 16, 2021

No witnesses have been announced for the June 22 hearing.


(Daily News)
June 16, 2021

House lawmakers on Tuesday pressed Federal Maritime Commission officials on what the agency is doing -- and how Congress can help -- to address claims that exporters over the past year have faced unfair charges and refusals by some ocean carriers to transport goods, with some saying new legislation may be necessary to grant the agency broader authority.


(In Trade)
June 15, 2021

Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg lawyer David Cohen encouraged importers to join the lawsuits seeking duty refunds.


(In Trade)
June 15, 2021

“It doesn't seem like an inaccurate assessment to say that we are more forward-leaning than the EU, but we want to bring them along with us. That's a high priority for us.”


(Daily News)
June 15, 2021

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and Secretary of State Antony Blinken will co-chair a new Transatlantic Trade and Technology Council with the European Union to cooperate on semiconductors, technology standards-setting and cybersecurity, officials said on Monday and Tuesday.


(In Trade)
June 15, 2021

Australia hopes negotiations will lead to a regional agreement “so that America, Australia, Singapore, Japan and others can set the rules and standards in the region,” the ambassador said.


(Daily News)
June 14, 2021

China on Monday slammed a communiqué from G7 leaders urging Beijing to respect human rights in the Xinjiang region, calling the criticisms “political manipulation.”


(Daily News)
June 14, 2021

Proposed digital-trade provisions criticized by consumer and labor groups were pared down in an amendment attached late last month to a wide-ranging China-related Senate bill -- and the revised measures might not go far enough to address censorship as a nontariff barrier to trade, some analysts say.


(In Trade)
June 14, 2021

“We intend to use our positions atop the Senate’s trade panel, as a Delaware Democrat and a Texas Republican, to speak with one voice on the need to reengage in this region -- and once again get back our seat at the table.”


(Daily News)
June 13, 2021

President Biden and other G7 leaders on Sunday laid out a vision for a modernized World Trade Organization that will require reforms addressing harmful industrial subsidies and special and differential treatment, a reinvigoration of the negotiating arm and solutions to longstanding dispute settlement problems.


(Daily News)
June 11, 2021

Upcoming talks Trade and Investment Framework Agreement talks between the U.S. and Taiwan could provide Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen a political boost before a critical referendum in August, though whether they will amount to real movement toward a trade deal remains far from certain, according to Bonnie Glaser, the director of the Asia Program at the German Marshall Fund of the United States.


(In Trade)
June 11, 2021

The U.S. instigated the challenge in March 2018.


(Daily News)
June 11, 2021

Former U.S. and European officials sparred on Thursday over the European Union’s dealings with China and how the trans-Atlantic allies should take on Beijing, debating whether China’s system is “fundamentally” at odds with the international system or whether a more “nuanced” approach should be followed.


(Daily News)
June 11, 2021

Unfair Chinese trade practices have hampered global technological innovation, analysts said on Thursday, creating what one called a “lock-in effect.”


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