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Commerce Department

(Daily News)
June 06, 2018

The Commerce Department will consider Section 232 product exclusion requests only from countries facing steel and aluminum tariffs, leaving those with quota deals unable to gain exemptions for products that are key to some U.S. businesses, sources told Inside U.S. Trade.


(In Trade)
June 05, 2018

Jeffrey Kessler is the administration's pick to serve as assistant Commerce secretary for enforcement and compliance.


(In Trade)
June 04, 2018

“A multi-year, multimillion-dollar initiative to champion the far-reaching benefits of trade and oppose tariffs and other barriers.”


(Daily News)
June 04, 2018

With Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross unable to seal commitments from China to purchase agricultural and energy products after meeting with Chinese officials this weekend, sources and analysts see fading chances for a negotiated outcome between the United States and China that would forestall tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods from the Trump administration.


(In Trade)
June 01, 2018

Freeland says “Canada will closely collaborate with the European Union, which also filed a WTO challenge today, as well as with other like-minded countries.”


(Daily News)
June 01, 2018

PARIS – The U.S. decision to hit close allies with steel and aluminum tariffs roiled trade officials gathered here for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s annual ministerial, dampening hopes for rapprochement even as the U.S engaged with the European Union and Japan on solutions to combat overcapacity.


(Daily News)
May 31, 2018

Industry and business groups have taken now-common sides for and against the Trump administration’s decision to impose Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum from Mexico, Canada and the European Union starting June 1, with downstream manufacturers and groups susceptible to retaliation expressing dismay with the decision while steelmakers praised the move.


(Daily News)
May 31, 2018

PARIS -- The U.S. has refused to be a part of a consensus statement from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s ministerial council meeting for a second year in a row, with OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria saying Washington did not go into specifics on its opinions that differed from the rest of the membership.


(Daily News)
May 31, 2018

The Commerce Department on Thursday announced it would end temporary exemptions from Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum granted to Canada, Mexico, and the European Union to expire, subjecting the countries to the duties as of June 1.


(In Trade)
May 30, 2018

“The predatory and protectionist policies of major auto-producing countries like Japan, South Korea, Germany and Mexico have undermined the development of our industrial capabilities.”


(Daily News)
May 30, 2018

PARIS – Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Wednesday said the European Union can and should continue to negotiate with the U.S. if Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum imports are imposed this week – with China an example of how such talks could play out.


(Daily News)
May 29, 2018

EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström believes the U.S. is considering instituting either a hard quota or a tariff-rate quota on European steel and aluminum exports, she told the European Parliament on Tuesday.


(In Trade)
May 29, 2018

The hearings are set for July 19-20.


(Daily News)
May 29, 2018

The Trump administration has reversed course and announced it will impose a 25 percent tariff on $50 billion worth of goods imported from China shortly after June 15, when the final tariff list will be revealed.


(In Trade)
May 25, 2018

“In America, Toyota has 10 plants, 136,000 employees & 1,500 dealers that contribute to their local economies,” the company noted on Twitter.


(Daily News)
May 24, 2018

The Trump administration's decision to open a Section 232 probe into auto and auto parts imports was met with fierce opposition and warnings from a slew of stakeholders who said tariffs on autos and parts would be calamitous to the auto industry, global economy and U.S. relations with key trading partners and allies.


(Daily News)
May 24, 2018

Senate and House lawmakers broadly condemned President Trump’s decision to launch a Section 232 investigation into the national security implications of auto imports, with some questioning whether Congress should try to reclaim some trade authority it has ceded to the executive branch.


(In Trade)
May 24, 2018

The Commerce secretary says he will investigate whether the “abuse of trade tactics in cars” abroad should “justify doing something.”


(Daily News)
May 23, 2018

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has initiated a Section 232 investigation into the national security implications of automobile imports, the Commerce Department said on Wednesday.


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