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(In Trade)
June 18, 2021

“How much money have PhRMA and its member companies spent to date in 2021 to lobby federal officials in opposition to the TRIPS waiver?” four progressive senators asked in a letter this week.


(Daily News)
June 18, 2021

House Ways & Means Committee Democrats have introduced legislation to reauthorize and modernize two trade-preference programs that they say will address “significant shortcomings in recently passed Senate legislation,” panel leaders said in a statement on Thursday.


(In Trade)
June 18, 2021

The June 24 event will take place at the headquarters of the Delegation of the European Union in Washington, DC.


(In Trade)
June 18, 2021

The new entry certificate rules are “duplicative and onerous,” said Rep. John Katko (D-NY).


(In Trade)
June 17, 2021

The issue arose during the first USMCA environment committee meeting on Thursday.


(In Trade)
June 17, 2021

Semiconductor shortages affect “everything from computers to cars,” Wyden said, “and the way to fix this problem is to bring chip manufacturing back to the United States.”


(Daily News)
June 17, 2021

Following Senate moves to renew two trade-preference programs, House Democrats have unveiled their own renewal legislation in a push to reclaim constitutional authority over the introduction of revenue-raising measures, Ways & Means Committee lawmakers told Inside U.S. Trade on Thursday.


(Daily News)
June 16, 2021

The House Science, Space and Technology Committee on Tuesday approved a bill that would double funding for the National Science Foundation and create a science and engineering directorate at NSF.


(In Trade)
June 16, 2021

No witnesses have been announced for the June 22 hearing.


(Daily News)
June 16, 2021

House lawmakers on Tuesday pressed Federal Maritime Commission officials on what the agency is doing -- and how Congress can help -- to address claims that exporters over the past year have faced unfair charges and refusals by some ocean carriers to transport goods, with some saying new legislation may be necessary to grant the agency broader authority.


(In Trade)
June 14, 2021

“We intend to use our positions atop the Senate’s trade panel, as a Delaware Democrat and a Texas Republican, to speak with one voice on the need to reengage in this region -- and once again get back our seat at the table.”


(In Trade)
June 11, 2021

The government’s “attempts to crush democracy in Nicaragua are inconsistent with the spirit and principles of CAFTA-DR,” they wrote to Biden.


(Daily News)
June 09, 2021

A new whole-of-government task force announced by the White House on Tuesday is part of an effort to shore up supply chains in the near term, according to Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, who told lawmakers on Tuesday her department also is working with other agencies to monitor potential vulnerabilities well into the future.


(In Trade)
June 09, 2021

If confirmed, the Senate Finance Committee trade adviser is in line to take on a portfolio including the Western Hemisphere, Europe, the Middle East, labor and environment.


(Daily News)
June 08, 2021

After much ado, the Senate on Tuesday passed a wide-ranging China-focused legislative package that includes a slew of trade provisions such as the renewal of the Generalized System of Preferences and a new Miscellaneous Tariff Bill, as well as funding for domestic semiconductor manufacturing incentive programs with labor-wage provisions. 


(Daily News)
June 08, 2021

Senate Finance Committee leaders have not yet begun discussions with their House counterparts on how to resolve a procedural issue with a proposed extension of the Generalized System of Preferences and a new Miscellaneous Tariff Bill, they told Inside U.S. Trade on Tuesday.


(Daily News)
June 08, 2021

Congress should fully fund the U.S. International Trade Commission’s budget request of $118.8 million for fiscal year 2022 -- over $15 million more than the White House requested for the agency -- to support a broadened and increasingly complex workload, the United Steelworkers told House lawmakers this week.


(In Trade)
June 07, 2021

Joshua Snead will replace Angela Ellard, who was tapped to be a WTO deputy director-general.


(In Trade)
June 04, 2021

The USTR participated in a virtual roundtable discussion with Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Ohio elected officials and union representatives.


(Daily News)
June 04, 2021

President Biden on Thursday announced his intent to nominate Grant Harris, a former special adviser to President Obama for African affairs, to serve as the head of the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security.


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