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(Daily News)
June 18, 2019

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Tuesday said he was open to working with lawmakers on outstanding U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement concerns, offering to address multiple senators’ requests during a hearing of the Senate Finance Committee.


(Daily News)
June 18, 2019

A trade deal with Tokyo that covers agriculture is feasible “in the next few months,” U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday, with “across-the-board” issues to be addressed later.


(In Trade)
June 18, 2019

No witnesses for the June 25 hearing were announced.


(In Trade)
June 18, 2019

The speaker has a lot of new members who need “hand-holding” through the process, Senate Finance Chairman said.


(Daily News)
June 18, 2019

Members of the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday questioned U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on the administration's use of Section 301 in enforcing the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, among other concerns with the deal.


(In Trade)
June 18, 2019

“We are writing to express our concerns about reports that the administration may be exploring” the move, the bipartisan group says in a letter to Lighthizer.


(Daily News)
June 17, 2019

Citing timelines for the ratification of trade deals with Colombia, South Korea and Panama, U.S. Chamber of Commerce executives say a vote on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement is likely to be held before a congressional recess in August.


(Daily News)
June 13, 2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) this week assigned Democratic leaders to address key areas of concern with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, including drug prices and labor, environment and enforcement provisions.


(In Trade)
June 13, 2019

President Trump said USMCA was “coming along well” and added, “I think it’ll be a very bipartisan bill. Everybody likes it.”


(Daily News)
June 13, 2019

Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) hopes a U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement implementing bill is sent to Congress by the end of the month, he said on Thursday, but Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) said he was not optimistic about the deal's near-term chances.


(In Trade)
June 12, 2019

“Our net taxes are essentially higher now than they were before the tax reform because of the Chinese tariffs. So it’s a significant impact."


(In Trade)
June 12, 2019

The July 19 hearing will cover “negotiations with China, Japan, the EU, and UK; new NAFTA/USMCA; U.S. participation in the WTO; and other matters.”


(In Trade)
June 11, 2019

Canada's House of Commons held a second reading of an implementing bill on Tuesday, while Mexican Senate committees began an analysis of the USMCA text


(Daily News)
June 11, 2019

Members of the House livestock and foreign agriculture subcommittee pressed top administration agricultural trade officials Gregg Doud and Ted McKinney on Tuesday about how to ensure increased market access for U.S. agriculture and address the market losses stemming from the ongoing dispute with China.


(In Trade)
June 11, 2019

The hearing is set for June 18.


(Daily News)
June 11, 2019

TSUKUBA, JAPAN – The U.S. and the European Union “haven't really started” talking about how to address President Trump's concerns over auto imports, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström said this week in a wide-ranging interview here on the sidelines of the G20 trade ministers' meeting.


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