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(Daily News)
December 03, 2020

U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s decision to ban cotton and cotton goods from a state-supported producer in China’s Xinjiang region did not go far enough to address concerns over forced labor in China, House Ways & Means Committee leaders said on Thursday.


(Daily News)
December 02, 2020

U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Wednesday banned cotton goods made by a Chinese state-owned enterprise, claiming the Xinjiang-based corporation uses forced labor.


(Daily News)
December 02, 2020

The European Union on Wednesday set out an ambitious trans-Atlantic agenda ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, prioritizing joint action on the pandemic -- and economic recovery -- as well as on climate change and the setting of global standards.


(Daily News)
December 02, 2020

Calling China’s quelling of democracy in Hong Kong a warning that Beijing is willing to ignore international pushback as it pursues its policy objectives, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission this week recommended the U.S. deepen its economic ties with Taiwan to guard against similar actions there.


(In Trade)
December 02, 2020

On China: “I’m not going to make any immediate moves, and the same applies to the tariffs. I’m not going to prejudice my options.”


(In Trade)
December 02, 2020

“A limited, early removal of the most counterproductive ... could provide relief for U.S. manufacturing, while leaving the new Administration space to negotiate further tariff changes based on Chinese market access commitments.”


(Daily News)
December 01, 2020

Congress should establish an interagency committee to combat Chinese influence in international standards-setting bodies, which Beijing is using to promote its products in foreign markets, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission says in a new report.


(In Trade)
December 01, 2020

The organizations said limitations on cross-border data transfers would have “unintended consequences.”


(Daily News)
December 01, 2020

The State Department under President Biden must prioritize restoring U.S. leadership and alliances on trade and climate issues, analysts said on Tuesday, advocating in particular for the U.S. to rejoin – or renegotiate – the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement on Trans-Pacific Partnership and to work with allies on carbon border adjustments.


(Daily News)
December 01, 2020

Following a recent U.S.-Taiwan economic dialogue, Taipei’s envoy to Washington, Bi-khim Hsiao, on Monday said a trade deal between the two countries was “a logical next step.”


(In Trade)
November 30, 2020

“A new pact, with more members and upgraded rights and obligations, could offer a potentially larger windfall,” writes PIIE’s Jeffrey Schott.


(Daily News)
November 30, 2020

The European Union is mulling a draft plan to boost trans-Atlantic coordination to confront China, according to a report this week. The bloc also advanced a tariff deal with the U.S. that both sides have described as a possible precursor to broader agreements.


(In Trade)
November 25, 2020

The U.S. has maintained a block on filling Appellate Body vacancies since mid-2017.


(Daily News)
November 24, 2020

The Commerce Department on Tuesday issued preliminary countervailing duties on Chinese twist ties, claiming Chinese producers benefit from an undervalued renminbi. 


(In Trade)
November 24, 2020

Comments are due by Dec. 14.


(Daily News)
November 24, 2020

The Agriculture Department expects China to import a record-setting $27 billion worth of U.S. agricultural goods in fiscal year 2021, but to fall short of the more than $40 billion year-two target for U.S. agricultural imports set in the U.S.-China phase-one trade agreement, according to a quarterly forecast issued on Monday.


(In Trade)
November 24, 2020

The timber and currency hearings are set for Dec. 28 and 29, respectively.


(Daily News)
November 23, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden’s reported pick to lead the Treasury Department, Janet Yellen, has advocated for a World Trade Organization-compliant carbon tax, while his choice for national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, says the Biden administration’s approach to China will begin with domestic policy and building international alliances.


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