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(Daily News)
May 15, 2020

The Commerce Department on Friday announced an amendment to the foreign direct product rule that will make high-tech chips destined for Huawei subject to U.S. export control licensing requirements if those chips are produced with U.S.-controlled equipment or if the chip’s design are of U.S. origin.


(Daily News)
May 13, 2020

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Japanese Foreign Affairs Minister Toshimitsu Motegi this week affirmed a joint hope to reform the World Trade Organization’s dispute settlement system and forge new e-commerce rules, according to USTR.


(Daily News)
May 12, 2020

U.S. and Chinese officials on Tuesday endorsed the status quo for the phase-one trade agreement the two sides signed in January, refuting talk of renegotiation or termination.


(In Trade)
May 12, 2020

The investigation is the seventh to be self-initiated by the department during the Trump administration.


(Daily News)
May 12, 2020

China’s ambassador to the World Trade Organization, Zhang Xiangchen, said on Tuesday he was disappointed members had not united more amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, blaming a lack of leadership and trust among the membership.


(Daily News)
May 08, 2020

China is expected to fully meet its obligations under the U.S.-China phase-one trade agreement “in a timely manner” despite the novel coronavirus outbreak that has wreaked havoc on the global economy, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a joint statement late Thursday after a phone call with their Chinese counterpart.


(Daily News)
May 08, 2020

Renewable energy companies want the Export-Import Bank to broaden the agency’s U.S. content requirements so more of their contracts can qualify for financing and companies can better compete with China, industry representatives said during a bank teleconference this week.


(Daily News)
May 07, 2020

Data released Thursday by China’s Customs Administration shows China is importing less from the U.S. than it was a year ago through April, despite Beijing’s promise to increase its purchases of American goods by about 60 percent from last year’s totals.


(In Trade)
May 07, 2020

The “Strengthening American Competitiveness” push will begin with a series of teleconferences featuring U.S. businesses; the first is set for Thursday.


(Daily News)
May 06, 2020

A Chinese official on Wednesday responded to President Trump’s threats to again impose tariffs on China -- this time claiming Beijing must be punished for its role in the coronavirus outbreak -- by saying that new duties on Chinese goods would only harm the U.S. when the two countries should instead be working together.


(In Trade)
May 06, 2020

The bank called the effort “one of the most significant programs in EXIM’s 86-year history.”


(Daily News)
May 05, 2020

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation trade ministers this week committed to facilitate the flow of essential goods and services amid the coronavirus pandemic, pledging as well to ensure “trading links” remain open and to strengthen the group’s digital trade agenda.


(In Trade)
May 05, 2020

The gap with China dropped again, from $19.7 billion to $15.5 billion.


(In Trade)
May 05, 2020

“There is no going back to the world before Covid-19. And in truth, we shouldn’t want to.... This is an opportunity to build something better, a better international order and a better economy for a better future for America.”


(Daily News)
May 01, 2020

Pressure is mounting on the Trump administration to retaliate against China in some fashion for its role in the coronavirus pandemic – and with tariffs one of the president’s favorite policy tools, analysts say Beijing could soon be hit with new duties.


(Daily News)
May 01, 2020

The Trump administration’s handling of Chinese steel and aluminum overcapacity is not working, a group of Washington state Democrats told President Trump on Friday, urging him to improve a product-exclusion request process and ensure overcapacity is addressed in a phase-two trade deal with China.


(Daily News)
April 30, 2020

China’s Ministry of Commerce on Thursday claimed the Federal Communications Commission is discriminating against Chinese state-owned telecommunications companies by demanding that four prove they are not influenced by China’s government if they want to keep their operating licenses.


(Daily News)
April 29, 2020

The Commerce Department’s decision this week to heighten control over exports of products that could have military applications likely will create compliance headaches for U.S. companies -- and could compel some to forgo the market entirely, according to industry sources.


(Daily News)
April 29, 2020

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has for the first time included the foreign operations of a U.S. company, Amazon, on its annual list of “notorious markets for counterfeiting and piracy.”


(In Trade)
April 29, 2020

Rubio, Scott say the move to allow imports of five types of fruit -- called for in the phase-one U.S.-China trade deal -- “has unnecessarily occurred amidst severely adverse conditions for Florida’s citrus growers and must be immediately reconsidered.”


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