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(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.


(In Trade)
August 02, 2019

Amy Karpel is a former USTR official; Randolph Stayin is a consultant and trade attorney.


(In Trade)
August 02, 2019

President Trump has urged Congress to pass the legislation, first introduced in the House in January.


(In Trade)
August 01, 2019

“It is the least we can do to put in place a fair, orderly process to determine whether a business qualifies for a tariff waiver.”


(Daily News)
August 01, 2019

U.S. and Indian officials hope to hold a high-level, high-stakes meeting in Washington, DC, before the end of the month, which could determine the direction of the trade relationship between the two countries, according to industry sources.


(In Trade)
August 01, 2019

Timothy Reif was a holdover from the Obama administration, for which he was USTR general counsel.


(In Trade)
August 01, 2019

They write that Trump's threat to use the law to impose tariffs on Mexico earlier this year “resulted in 10 days of uncertainty and anxiety for U.S. businesses and workers that rely on cross-border trade between the U.S. and Mexico.”


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