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(Daily News)
December 28, 2020

While unions and Democratic lawmakers are eager to put the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement’s new labor enforcement mechanisms to use, two officials overseeing the implementation of the deal recently took pains to note the substantial nature of Mexico’s labor reforms – and to stress that the road ahead won’t always be smooth. 


(Daily News)
December 28, 2020

The Export-Import Bank is increasingly instrumental to U.S. national security interests and its importance is expected to continue regardless of the looming change in administration, current and former bank officials told Inside U.S. Trade.


(In Trade)
December 28, 2020

Sen. Toomey: “The incoming Biden administration should make a trade agreement with Taiwan a priority.”


(In Trade)
December 24, 2020

In a letter to OMB, Chairman Grassley and seven others say the rule should be designated “economically significant” to ensure “robust analysis of its effects.”


(Daily News)
December 24, 2020

U.S. trade preference programs should be “modernized” to better protect women’s rights and ensure equal economic participation, Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) and House Ways & Means trade subcommittee Chairman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) said this week.


(In Trade)
December 23, 2020

The House is set to vote on whether to override the veto on Dec. 28.


(Daily News)
December 23, 2020

Congress’ decision this week not to include the renewal of the Generalized System of Preferences in a massive end-of-year legislative package was a mistake that will hurt the economy, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and industry groups said this week.


(Daily News)
December 23, 2020

The omnibus spending and coronavirus relief package Congress passed this week includes requirements for a variety of agencies to issue reports assessing whether China exploited the pandemic to advance its economic and political goals and if partner countries have sufficient export control regimes.


(Daily News)
December 22, 2020

The U.S. International Trade Commission on Tuesday released a second report to Congress on coronavirus-related goods, finding that for some, supply-chain challenges are likely to persist through 2022.


(In Trade)
December 22, 2020

“This action corrects a mistake in the USMCA implementing bill that inadvertently eliminated the right to a refund.”


(In Trade)
December 21, 2020

“For climate action to be a day-one priority, the work cannot wait until January 20, 2021 – it must begin now as you determine your personnel appointments.”


(In Trade)
December 21, 2020

The Florida senator wants to know how many export licenses have been granted for chips destined for Huawei and why.


(Daily News)
December 21, 2020

A proposal addressing technical corrections to the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement is part of an omnibus legislative package expected to be passed by Congress on Monday, sources tell Inside U.S. Trade.


(Daily News)
December 21, 2020

A slate of technical corrections to the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement was included in an omnibus legislative package expected to be passed by Congress on Monday.


(Daily News)
December 21, 2020

The U.S. should not include controversial language on internet liability protection for online companies in a trade agreement with the United Kingdom, a bipartisan group of senators told U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer last week.


(In Trade)
December 17, 2020

“We have somebody who is an experienced trade lawyer who understands how the Hill works, which is, I think, enabling the new administration to hit the ground running.”


(In Trade)
December 17, 2020

“Many of our outstanding questions attempt to understand what it means to implement a holistic and effective enforcement strategy.”


(In Trade)
December 16, 2020

Biden’s pick for USTR discussed “worker” and “environmental protections” with Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) on Wednesday.


(Daily News)
December 15, 2020

Many of Mexico’s labor obligations under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement remain unimplemented, an independent review board says in its first report to Congress, outlining a slew of concerns while offering recommendations for how the country can better fulfill its commitments.


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