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(Daily News)
March 11, 2021

Widespread, ongoing forced labor in the Xinjiang region in China – and of the Uyghur population in China writ large – is of a “scale and complexity” that presents challenges for trade enforcement rules and supply chain transparency, several stakeholders closely following the issue said on Thursday.


(In Trade)
March 11, 2021

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) filed cloture on Thursday.


(Daily News)
March 11, 2021

The looming expiration of so-called “fast-track” trade authority is prompting lawmakers and other stakeholders to assess ways the process might be improved as they wait to see whether the Biden administration requests the renewal of the authority.


(In Trade)
March 10, 2021

The measure addresses “the ways in which the WTO has failed to address new trade barriers and market distortions by countries like China,” they said.


(In Trade)
March 09, 2021

The U.S. needs “ingenuity” in policy making to counter China’s “government-backed rare-earth manufacturing industry,” the Florida Republican said.


(Daily News)
March 08, 2021

Following the U.S.-European Union and U.S.-United Kingdom tariff suspensions last week, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) on Monday urged the Biden administration to consider a trade deal with the UK its next trade priority.


(Daily News)
March 05, 2021

Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is refining legislation that would establish a process to screen outbound investments and the offshoring of critical supply chains to ensure the U.S. is prepared “in times of crisis,” he said in a statement.


(In Trade)
March 04, 2021

The committee’s work will include advancing trade policy proposals outlined in reports from earlier this year.


(Daily News)
March 04, 2021

The House Ways & Means trade subcommittee on Thursday pressed a panel of witnesses on what might happen if the Trade Adjustment Assistance program expired this summer, as well as possible ways to improve its efficacy.


(In Trade)
March 03, 2021

AFL-CIO Chief Economist William Spriggs is among those slated to testify on Thursday.


(Daily News)
March 03, 2021

The Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday voted to confirm Katherine Tai as U.S. Trade Representative, sending her nomination to the Senate floor.  


(Daily News)
March 02, 2021

The full Senate likely will vote to approve Katherine Tai, President Biden’s choice for U.S. Trade Representative, next week, according to several sources tracking the process. 


(Daily News)
March 02, 2021

Katherine Tai, President Biden’s nominee for U.S. Trade Representative, last week told the Senate Finance Committee she would provide her ideas on how to improve transparency in trade policy-making within 30 days of taking office.


(In Trade)
March 02, 2021

The vote was 84-15.


(In Trade)
March 01, 2021

The senate panel also will decide on Wally Adeyemo, President Biden’s nominee for deputy Treasury secretary.


(Daily News)
March 01, 2021

Addressing the “climate crisis” with U.S. trading partners will be a top priority during Katherine Tai’s first 100 days in office as U.S. Trade Representative if she is confirmed, she said this week.


(Daily News)
February 26, 2021

Hundreds of civil society groups in the U.S., along with several progressive lawmakers, are keeping up the pressure on the Biden administration to reverse the previous administration’s opposition to a proposal to waive some intellectual property commitments at the World Trade Organization in response to the pandemic, an issue that has galvanized advocacy groups as a question of equity and, they say, hypocrisy.


(Daily News)
February 26, 2021

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative under Katherine Tai will take a nuanced and comprehensive approach to tariffs, including those already in place, eyeing them as “legitimate” tools, the nominee said on Thursday.


(Daily News)
February 26, 2021

The Biden administration will strive to restore U.S. leadership at the World Trade Organization and work constructively with other members on reform, the president’s pick for U.S. Trade Representative said on Thursday.


(In Trade)
February 26, 2021

The bill would amend the 2015 Trade Promotion Authority law, which expires later this year.


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