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(Daily News)
February 28, 2019

A major Chinese business association on Wednesday claimed China has made “substantial progress” on intellectual property rights protection, but varied U.S. groups contended China has not made enough headway.


(In Trade)
February 28, 2019

Products would be exempt from tariffs if they are not commercially available outside of China, if they will increase the cost of living for low- and middle-income families or if they do not directly benefit from Chinese non-market practices.


(In Trade)
February 28, 2019

“All of a sudden everything picked up. So we had line-by-line discussions on Thursday and Friday, and then it was extended to Saturday and Sunday. So I have to tell you, the progress has been terrific.”


(In Trade)
February 28, 2019

Underlying tensions between the U.S. and China will persist even if the two sides strike a trade deal, former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson said on Wednesday, warning of the risks of an “economic iron curtain” falling between the two superpowers.


(In Trade)
February 27, 2019

“We are encouraged by your decision to avoid a tariff increase on March 2 and allow negotiations to continue ahead of a planned summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping.”


(Daily News)
February 27, 2019

The Trump administration is eyeing a multi-tiered consultation process to enforce a trade deal between Washington and Beijing, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told the House Ways & Means Committee on Wednesday.


(Daily News)
February 27, 2019

Despite instructions from the House Appropriations Committee in a government funding package signed by the president earlier this month, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Wednesday signaled that a product-exclusion process for tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods would be instituted only if the 10 percent tariffs are increased to 25 percent.


(In Trade)
February 27, 2019

Rep. Doggett says “you can seek it only through delegation of congressional authority and you’re required to submit such an agreement if you’re lowering U.S. tariffs,” but the USTR says “we’re not changing any tariff lines” and not going through TPA.


(In Trade)
February 27, 2019

The USTR testifies that the administration is feeling “real urgency” in light of CPTPP and the EU-Japan trade deal.


(In Trade)
February 25, 2019

“China Trade Deal (and more) in advanced stages,” President Trump tweeted on Monday.


(In Trade)
February 25, 2019

“The harvest for U.S. farmers from trade talks with Japan is likely to disappoint.”


(In Trade)
February 24, 2019

If discussions continue to go well, the president tweeted, “we will be planning a Summit for President Xi and myself, at Mar-a-Lago, to conclude an agreement. A very good weekend for U.S. & China!”


(Daily News)
February 24, 2019

National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow on Sunday called on governors from across the U.S. to help the White House ensure the congressional ratification of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, saying “it would give us momentum” in talks with China.


(Daily News)
February 22, 2019

President Trump announced on Friday that the U.S. and China had reached an agreement on “currency manipulation” in trade talks that were extended through the weekend, predicting that a “real” deal was more likely than not.


(Daily News)
February 22, 2019

Business representatives and analysts believe the U.S. will agree to postpone a scheduled hike of tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods because U.S. and Chinese officials have made substantive progress in the drafting of six memoranda of understanding, but the two sides still need to iron out how those agreements will be enforced.


(Daily News)
February 21, 2019

Executives from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and U.S.-ASEAN Business Council this week debated whether a U.S.-Japan trade deal conducted in stages would require multiple rounds of congressional approval.


(In Trade)
February 20, 2019

The Feb. 27 hearing will come after U.S. and Chinese officials hold meetings in Washington, DC, this week.


(Daily News)
February 19, 2019

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) on Tuesday said he was doubtful an “ideal” trade agreement with China would come to fruition in weeks.


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