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(Daily News)
August 16, 2019

The American Institute for International Steel last week brought its Section 232 case to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit after the Supreme Court in June declined to hear its argument challenging the constitutionality of the statute used to employ national security-based steel tariffs.


(Daily News)
August 16, 2019

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has told House lawmakers he is committed to examining the ins and outs of U.S. de minimis policy, a concern for many due in part to a provision in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.


(In Trade)
August 14, 2019

“Given the president’s discomfort with the truth, a word from the president that he will change this after we approve, I have to assume is a lie,” said first-term Rep. Sean Casten (IL).


(In Trade)
August 14, 2019

“We cannot go back. If Brexit undermines the Good Friday accord, there will be no chance of a U.S.-U.K. trade agreement passing the Congress.”


(Daily News)
August 14, 2019

The U.S. and the United Kingdom will have to overcome European regulation issues, a still-to-be-determined Brexit outcome, domestic political divides in both countries and calendar concerns as they attempt to strike a free trade deal, despite optimism expressed by officials from both sides in recent days.


(In Trade)
August 14, 2019

Deputy USTR C.J. Mahoney is scheduled to deliver a keynote address during the Sept. 11 event.


(In Trade)
August 13, 2019

“We cannot ignore the threat carbon pollution poses to agricultural markets, industry, and other sectors of our economy. Nor can we ignore international trade exacerbating carbon dioxide emissions. We respectfully ask you to provide us with an update.”


(In Trade)
August 12, 2019

 “Are there no limits on what the president can do?” law professor and former USTR official Jennifer Hillman asks in the Times.


(In Trade)
August 09, 2019

“To all of the farmers who remain silent in the face of Donald Trump’s disastrous trade policies and incessant lies: I urge you to stop waiting for a bailout and denounce this president for the con man he is.”


(In Trade)
August 09, 2019

“If Congress stalls out, or fails to pass this agreement, he’ll withdraw. So I think it’s even more critically important that we approve this agreement this year, in a bipartisan way, and get that to the president.”


(Daily News)
August 08, 2019

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has delivered U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement counterproposals to House Democrats as the two sides continue to negotiate during the August recess.


(Daily News)
August 08, 2019

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and House Democrats are continuing talks on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement during the August recess, exchanging “paper” and meeting regularly as lawmakers and their staff await official counterproposals from the administration, congressional sources said.


(Daily News)
August 08, 2019

Newly installed British Secretary of State for International Trade Liz Truss said on Thursday that a free trade agreement between the U.S. and a post-Brexit United Kingdom was “very, very high” on the UK’s priority list.


(In Trade)
August 08, 2019

“We do not believe any provision regarding intermediary liability protections of the type created by [USMCA] Article 19.17 are ripe for inclusion in any trade deal going forward.”


(Daily News)
August 07, 2019

The U.S. International Trade Commission, in a mid-term evaluation of safeguard measures imposed last year on imports of large residential washers, said while the U.S. industry is recovering, producers are facing steeper costs in part due to steel, aluminum and Section 301 tariffs on key materials.


(In Trade)
August 07, 2019

The letter, signed by 45 senators, was sent as the top British trade official was in Washington, DC, for meetings with Trump administration officials and others this week.


(Daily News)
August 07, 2019

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) expects to hold a meeting of the panel in late September or early October on a compromise bill to rein in President Trump’s tariff authority, he told reporters on Wednesday.


(Daily News)
August 07, 2019

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) expects to hold a hearing in late September or early October on a compromise bill to rein in President Trump’s tariff authority, he told reporters on Wednesday.


(Daily News)
August 05, 2019

The Trump administration will have to win the support of as many as 80 more Democrats to ensure passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, Dickinson Wright trade lawyer Dan Ujczo tells Inside U.S. Trade, warning of a “bump and blame” scenario in which a vote on the trade deal gets pushed until after the 2020 presidential election.


(Daily News)
August 02, 2019

U.S. trade and labor officials traveled to Colombia last week to meet with government officials and labor representatives to assess the country’s compliance with commitments outlined in the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement.


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