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(Daily News)
August 24, 2020

A World Trade Organization dispute settlement panel on Monday ruled the U.S. inappropriately applied countervailing duties on Canadian softwood lumber, prompting U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to hold up the ruling as an example of the flaws of the WTO’s dispute settlement system in claiming the U.S. would “reject” the verdict.


(Daily News)
August 20, 2020

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Thursday pleaded for help from lawmakers, agriculture industry representatives and farmers as the administration works to develop a “realistic” solution to their longstanding concerns that imports of seasonal products from Mexico are harming the U.S. industry.


(Daily News)
August 13, 2020

Lawmakers, local officials, seasonal growers and agriculture industry representatives on Thursday implored the Trump administration to take action against allegedly trade-distorting subsidies from the Mexican government for perishable produce exports to the U.S.


(Daily News)
August 10, 2020

President Trump’s decision to re-impose aluminum tariffs on Canada was made for political gain in an election year, a House Democrat who participated in U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement negotiations told Inside U.S. Trade.


(Daily News)
August 07, 2020

The Canadian government next month will apply tariffs on approximately $2.7 billion worth of U.S. aluminum and aluminum-containing products in response to the Trump administration’s re-imposition of Section 232 tariffs on Canadian aluminum, the country’s deputy prime minister announced on Friday.


(Daily News)
August 07, 2020

The National Association of Home Builders is urging the Trump administration to prioritize resolving the longstanding U.S.-Canada softwood lumber trade dispute as the group’s members grapple with domestic shortages and spiked prices amid the coronavirus pandemic.


(Daily News)
August 06, 2020

The Trump administration intends to impose tariffs of 10 percent on some aluminum from Canada, sources tell Inside U.S. Trade, adding that the duties will take effect on Aug. 16.


(Daily News)
August 06, 2020

President Trump on Thursday announced he was re-imposing tariffs on aluminum from Canada, alleging that Canadian companies were flooding the U.S. market and reducing employment in the U.S. industry.


(Daily News)
July 30, 2020

The U.S. could impose new Section 232 restrictions on Canadian aluminum as soon as Friday, sources tell Inside U.S. Trade.


(Daily News)
July 29, 2020

Restrictions on vanadium imports will lead to severe supply disruptions because the U.S. industry relies almost exclusively on imports, several countries told the administration last week, instead urging Washington to boost coordination with key allies.


(In Trade)
July 28, 2020

The officials pointed to provisions in the small and medium-sized enterprises and competitiveness chapters among others.


(Daily News)
July 15, 2020

The global aluminum sector is shifting in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Canada’s Ambassador to the U.S. Kirsten Hillman said this week, adding that all trading partners -- including the U.S. -- should be focused on fueling trade recovery instead of mulling trade restrictions.


(In Trade)
July 13, 2020

“I highlighted to the president that the pandemic has disrupted usual manufacturing processes and supply chains, and that has caused certain disruption in the aluminum sector that is starting to realign itself.”


(Daily News)
July 10, 2020

U.S. claims that aluminum exports from Canada have been surging into the U.S. are baseless, Steve Verheul, a senior Canadian trade official, said this week, adding that Ottawa was considering a range of retaliatory options if Section 232 tariffs are imposed.


(In Trade)
July 06, 2020

Former General Counsel Jennifer Hillman and former Associate General Counsel Kathleen Claussen were among the “non-national” prospective panelists agreed to by Canada and Mexico.


(In Trade)
July 06, 2020

Cato's Inu Manak laments “the worst deal ever negotiated.”


(Daily News)
July 02, 2020

More than a dozen members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus on Wednesday urged President Trump to cancel an upcoming meeting with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to celebrate the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, calling it a distraction from the administration’s handling of the coronavirus and questioning why it is not expected to be trilateral.


(Daily News)
July 01, 2020

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has announced a roster of panelists eligible to serve on state-to-state dispute settlement panels as well as appointees to oversee the enforcement of a new rapid-response mechanism under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.


(In Trade)
July 01, 2020

Bilateral meetings are scheduled for July 8, with trilateral discussions the following day.


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