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(In Trade)
August 26, 2020

A letter to Lighthizer and Perdue says Canada’s tariff-rate quota administration procedures for dairy products “appear to run counter to numerous USMCA provisions.”


(In Trade)
August 25, 2020

The Bangor Daily News says an “eighth-generation lobsterman” will speak to delegates “as President Trump prioritizes Maine and its most iconic industry in an election year.”


(In Trade)
August 25, 2020

Grassley and Ernst countered claims made by two House Democrats concerned about alleged political maneuvering by the U.S. ambassador.


(Daily News)
August 24, 2020

The tariff-reduction deal announced last week by the U.S. and the European Union is a testament to the advocacy of Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) and other Maine lawmakers, a top U.S. trade official said on Monday, calling the accord a “great result that hopefully will yield further agreement.”


(In Trade)
August 21, 2020

The investigation was requested by the House Ways & Means and Senate Finance committees.


(In Trade)
August 21, 2020

“We negotiated the dickens out of those,” Gregg Doud said of the deal’s agricultural provisions.


(Daily News)
August 20, 2020

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Thursday pleaded for help from lawmakers, agriculture industry representatives and farmers as the administration works to develop a “realistic” solution to their longstanding concerns that imports of seasonal products from Mexico are harming the U.S. industry.


(Daily News)
August 19, 2020

Key members of the Congressional India Caucus, along with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-India Business Council, are hopeful the U.S. and India can strike a limited trade deal ahead of the U.S. presidential election.


(In Trade)
August 18, 2020

Three GOP senators urge the Trump administration to use “all available mechanisms” to ensure Mexican market access for U.S. potatoes.


(Daily News)
August 18, 2020

The Trump administration should not pursue a trade agreement with Taiwan if doing so could derail discussions with China, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) told reporters on Monday.


(In Trade)
August 18, 2020

“The American people should not have to rely so heavily on foreign countries for personal protective equipment.”


(In Trade)
August 18, 2020

Lawmakers from Georgia and Florida will testify on Thursday.


(In Trade)
August 17, 2020

Written comments will be solicited to inform an annual report to Congress, which is due in December.


(In Trade)
August 17, 2020

“If state governments in Mexico are able to willfully violate basic labor rights, we will urge USTR to swiftly and forcefully utilize the rapid response system in order to ensure Mexican compliance.”


(Daily News)
August 14, 2020

The U.S. International Trade Commission’s interim rules to implement U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement provisions on investigations of trucking services are inconsistent with the deal, the Mexican government contended this week as U.S. industry and labor groups prepare for possible trade remedy action.


(Daily News)
August 14, 2020

Arizona lawmakers this week reaffirmed their opposition to any new trade remedies for seasonal growers, warning they would harm the state’s economy and “undermine” the spirit of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.


(Daily News)
August 14, 2020

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer this week discussed U.S.-Africa trade relations with Reps. Dwight Evans (D-PA) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) as well as Philadelphia-area business representatives, Evans said in an Aug. 12 statement.


(In Trade)
August 14, 2020

Senate Finance and House Ways & Means leaders want the report by Dec. 15.


(In Trade)
August 13, 2020

His portfolio: Investment, services, labor, environment, Africa, China and the Western Hemisphere


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