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(Daily News)
April 09, 2021

The CEOs of the major players in the U.S. semiconductor market will descend on the White House on Monday to meet with National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, National Economic Council Director Brian Deese, and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo as the administration continues to solicit advice on what to do about the global chip shortage.


(Daily News)
April 09, 2021

An outline of President Biden’s fiscal year 2022 budget proposal calls for a $2.5 billion increase in funding for the Commerce Department so the agency can launch initiatives aimed at enhancing U.S. competitiveness in the development of emerging technologies such as semiconductors and 5G and implement executive actions on export controls and telecommunications.


(Daily News)
April 08, 2021

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee wants the U.S. to strengthen its relationships with Asia-Pacific and European allies by striking trade agreements that cover digital goods as well as more comprehensive deals, unveiling a sweeping bill on Thursday that also calls for cooperation with allies on technology-focused trade restrictions as a means to counter China’s growing global influence.


(In Trade)
April 08, 2021

The additions come the day after a Washington Post report on China’s use of U.S. software for military research.


(Daily News)
April 06, 2021

Auto groups are calling on the federal government to direct resources to shore up the domestic manufacturing of semiconductors used in automotive production as the Biden administration develops a plan to address a global chip shortage and supply chain vulnerabilities in the semiconductor sector.


(In Trade)
April 06, 2021

The Japanese prime minister next week will be the first foreign leader to meet in-person with President Biden.


(Daily News)
April 06, 2021

A Trump-era rule allowing the Commerce Department to treat currency undervaluation as a subsidy in countervailing duty proceedings leaves the U.S. open to a deluge of petitions -- potentially against some U.S. allies -- staked on weak claims, a lawyer who represents foreign governments in CVD proceedings tells Inside U.S. Trade./node/170365


(Daily News)
April 05, 2021

When Mark Lewis walked into the Pentagon in late 2019, he thought his most important job as a leading research official would be overseeing the development of new, high-speed missiles.


(Daily News)
April 02, 2021

China this week announced plans to analyze the country’s steel industry as it looks to reduce crude steel output in 2021.


(Daily News)
April 02, 2021

Two Republican lawmakers from Wisconsin on Wednesday sent U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai a list of questions about the Section 301 tariff exclusion process that they say former USTR Robert Lighthizer failed to adequately answer before leaving office.


(In Trade)
April 02, 2021

Suga and Biden are expected to discuss how to strengthen the Indo-Pacific region and collaborate on countering China


(In Trade)
April 02, 2021

A digital trade agreement between the U.S. and Indo-Pacific countries could create a clear path for reasserting the U.S. commitment to the region – a “we care” statement in the presence of plurilateral agreements the U.S. to date has shunned, argue two veteran trade analysts in a new op-ed.


(Daily News)
April 01, 2021

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai on Thursday urged Vietnam to address U.S. concerns with the country’s currency practices, which were outlined by the outgoing Trump administration in a January report on a Section 301 investigation that did not lead to any new tariffs or trade restrictions.


(Daily News)
April 01, 2021

President Biden on Thursday instructed his Cabinet secretaries to review their departments’ Buy America policies to ensure they are in line with a January executive order Biden signed to expand domestic government procurement.


(Daily News)
April 01, 2021

The Biden administration will maintain the previous administration’s determination that Hong Kong should no longer receive special treatment from the U.S., Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said on Wednesday, arguing that China has restricted the autonomy of Hong Kong.


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