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(In Trade)
July 16, 2018

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative will hold a hearing on the list in late August.


(Daily News)
July 16, 2018

The U.S. has initiated World Trade Organization dispute settlement proceedings with Canada, Mexico, the European Union, Turkey and China over tariffs the countries have placed on U.S. products in response to steel and aluminum duties imposed by the U.S. earlier this year under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 and justified via national security, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative announced on Monday.


(Daily News)
July 13, 2018

In the final day of the World Trade Organization’s biennial review of Chinese trade policies, Beijing fought back on criticism offered by other members in a host of areas, including claims that it unfairly subsidizes state-owned enterprises, contributes significantly to global steel overcapacity and is implementing unfair industrial policies.


(In Trade)
July 13, 2018

Japan halted imports of in 2003 after mad cow disease was found in U.S. cattle.


(In Trade)
July 12, 2018

“For the purpose of meeting its political need at home and containing China, the U.S. side produced a whole set of policy logics that distorted the truth of China-U.S. economic and trade relations.”


(Daily News)
July 12, 2018

Senate Foreign Relations Committee members from both parties used a Thursday hearing on tariffs to blast the Trump administration's trade policies and decry what many called a scattershot and dangerous approach that is offending allies and risking national security.


(Daily News)
July 11, 2018

China on Wednesday defended its intellectual property practices at the World Trade Organization, saying they were not a “major problem” for foreign businesses, but the U.S. said Beijing’s “mercantilist” policies demanded a “reckoning” to ensure the WTO remained relevant.


(In Trade)
July 11, 2018

“Despite the serious economic consequences of ever-increasing tariffs, today there are no serious trade discussions occurring between the U.S. and China, no plans for trade negotiations anytime soon.”


(Daily News)
July 10, 2018

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative on Tuesday released a list of $200 billion worth of Chinese goods set to be hit by a 10 percent tariff, laying out a schedule for a public hearing and comments before the tariffs are imposed sometime after Aug. 30.


(Daily News)
July 09, 2018

Washington and Seoul are expected to sign a revised version of the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement as early as September, the Korean Trade Ministry said last week, adding that discussions on “some technical areas” are continuing even though the wording of the pact has been completed.


(In Trade)
July 09, 2018

The Iowa Republican, rejecting aid for farmers hit by retaliatory tariffs and calling for new agreements, described “encouraging news” from the USTR.


(Daily News)
July 06, 2018

After the U.S. on Friday imposed tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods, Beijing responded in kind, retaliating against an equivalent amount of U.S. goods and updating a World Trade Organization challenge to the U.S.’ Section 301 measures.


(In Trade)
July 05, 2018

"The U.S. tariff move is in essence a hit to the global industry and value chain. To put it simply, the United States is firing at the whole world. It is also firing at itself."


(Daily News)
July 03, 2018

The Japanese government along with industry associations representing the Japanese automobile and auto parts industry and individual Japanese auto companies have warned the U.S. Commerce Department that tariffs on autos and auto parts driven by national security would undermine the U.S. auto sector and economy.


(Daily News)
July 02, 2018

The 20-year extension of the 25 percent U.S. duty on light and medium and heavy trucks agreed to in principle by the Trump administration and Korean government as part of the revised U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement would continue to dissuade Korean exporters from entering the U.S. truck market, the U.S. International Trade Commission reported Monday in an analysis requested by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.


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