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(Daily News)
December 13, 2019

GENEVA -- Indonesia has joined World Trade Organization plurilateral talks on electronic commerce while arguing that a moratorium on imposing duties on electronic transmissions should not be made permanent -- the opposite of the stance of many other participants including the U.S.


(Daily News)
December 13, 2019

The U.S.’ 25 percent tariffs on $250 billion worth Chinese goods will remain in place, but the 15 percent tariffs on about $120 billion on Chinese goods will be cut to 7.5 percent as part of a phase-one trade agreement, President Trump announced on Friday, adding the tariffs on $160 billion worth of goods slated to take effect Sunday were suspended.


(In Trade)
December 12, 2019

Senior trade officials were slated to meet with the president on Thursday to discuss a Dec. 15 tariff deadline.


(Daily News)
December 11, 2019

The Trump administration has until Sunday to decide whether to slap tariffs on $160 billion worth of Chinese goods, with a bevy of developments – domestically and with China – complicating that decision and leaving analysts to believe the administration will, at least for now, punt on the tariffs.


(Daily News)
December 09, 2019

GENEVA -- As the U.S. comes under fire for handicapping the World Trade Organization’s dispute settlement system, it is charging that members’ non-market policies and practices are the actual threat to the WTO and must be addressed for the “continued vitality” of the organization.


(Daily News)
December 04, 2019

The World Trade Organization’s Appellate Body could complete work on four of 14 pending appeals despite an expected shutdown of the appellate system beginning next week, according to the Dispute Settlement Body chairman, leaving ten cases in limbo.


(In Trade)
December 04, 2019

“We expect the president to sign the implementing proclamation for the United States next week,” USTR Lighthizer said in a statement.


(Daily News)
December 03, 2019

The Chinese government might soon expedite the publication of an “unreliable entities list” that would restrict designated businesses’ ability to do business in China, according to a report from an official media source that called the potential move a response to a bill the U.S. House is expected to pass this week condemning human-rights violations against Uighur Muslims in the Xinjiang province.


(In Trade)
December 02, 2019

In a letter to Lighthizer, the lawmakers say the system already is causing problems for U.S. companies and must be “closely examined and considered in all relevant U.S. government reports.”


(Daily News)
November 26, 2019

The Commerce Department on Tuesday issued proposed regulations that would allow it to block foreign information and communications technology and services from entering the U.S. if the Commerce secretary determines they posed national security risks.


(In Trade)
November 25, 2019

The Foreign Ministry responded to the FCC's move to ban the use of Universal Service Fund money to buy equipment from Huawei and ZTE.


(Daily News)
November 22, 2019

The Chinese military has not invaded Hong Kong and killed thousands of protesters because President Trump told Chinese President Xi Jinping that doing so would have a “tremendous negative impact” on the chances the U.S. and China would reach a trade deal, Trump claimed during a Friday interview on Fox News.


(In Trade)
November 20, 2019

Commerce is “issuing these narrow licenses to authorize limited and specific activities which do not pose a significant risk to the national security.”


(In Trade)
November 20, 2019

“China will have to take strong countermeasures to defend our national sovereignty, security and development interests if the U.S. insists on making the wrong decisions.”


(In Trade)
November 19, 2019

This week’s move allows the upper house time to ratify the deal before the Diet session ends on Dec. 9.


(In Trade)
November 19, 2019

No administration officials are scheduled to appear at Wednesday’s hearing.


(In Trade)
November 18, 2019

The license was previously extended in August.


(In Trade)
November 15, 2019

China accused the U.S. of using national security as an excuse for protectionism.


(Daily News)
November 15, 2019

The installation of a new European Commission will present a fresh opportunity for the U.S. and EU to cooperate on combating illicit Chinese trading practices, but President Trump’s hostile attitude toward Europe could hinder any cooperation even on issues of shared concern, analysts said.


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