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(Daily News)
December 03, 2020

The U.S. can show its commitment to bolster economic engagement with Indo-Pacific countries by “renegotiating” a multilateral trade agreement with them, Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) said on Thursday.


(Daily News)
December 03, 2020

As President-elect Joe Biden works to shape a trade policy he says will empower American workers, the new House chief deputy whip, Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-FL), is urging colleagues to confront those within the party who endorse “reflexive rather than reflective” trade positions -- and work to bridge gaps with more pro-trade lawmakers.


(Daily News)
December 02, 2020

Additional eligibility criteria are needed to improve the Generalized System of Preferences, Senate Finance Committee ranking member Ron Wyden (D-OR) said this week, elaborating on Democrats’ hopes to secure changes in areas like human rights and the environment.


(Daily News)
December 01, 2020

A bipartisan group of senators on Tuesday urged U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to preserve U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement language benefiting foreign trade zone users instead of changing it in a technical corrections bill under consideration.


(Daily News)
December 01, 2020

A slew of Democratic demands tied to the renewal of the Generalized System of Preferences program -- set to expire this month -- are “not very appropriate,” Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) said on Tuesday, suggesting they could jeopardize the chances of an extension.


(In Trade)
December 01, 2020

“France’s decision to collect a discriminatory digital services tax next month represents an escalation against American employers and leave more U.S. industries open to unfair foreign taxes.”


(Daily News)
November 25, 2020

A group of American companies and trade associations plans to send congressional leaders a letter next week urging “immediate passage” of the Generalized System of Preferences, ideally in early December.


(In Trade)
November 24, 2020

“I can’t stress how important that is.”


(Daily News)
November 18, 2020

The U.S. and the European Union should counter Chinese trade practices aimed at boosting its rise in high-tech areas by reforming the World Trade Organization, rekindling trans-Atlantic trade talks and coordinating on technology policy, according to a report issued Wednesday by Senate Foreign Relations Committee Republicans.


(In Trade)
November 18, 2020

“Prices have followed supply, and growers are now reporting tumbling prices across the board for vegetables.”


(In Trade)
November 18, 2020

“We have a record-high workload across all mission areas. Unfortunately, our resources have not kept pace.”


(Daily News)
November 18, 2020

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) says he plans to push the incoming Biden administration toward a free trade agreement with Taiwan.


(Daily News)
November 17, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden’s incoming administration presents an opportunity for labor groups to advance their vision of what a trade agreement should encompass, according to the AFL-CIO’s Cathy Feingold.


(Daily News)
November 12, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden may inherit from the Trump administration a nearly finished trade deal with the United Kingdom -- but what he decides to do with it largely will depend on Congress, analysts said on Thursday.


(Daily News)
November 09, 2020

“Informed compliance” terms for the enforcement of some U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement provisions are not set in stone and could be extended, an agency official said last week.


(Daily News)
November 06, 2020

The U.S. International Trade Commission this week heard from advocates of extending safeguard measures on large residential washer imports due to unforeseen competitive conditions, with several commissioners raising questions about the validity of the request.


(Daily News)
November 04, 2020

The United Kingdom should not prevent all imports that don’t meet the country’s high food safety and animal welfare standards, but it must protect its producers from such imports with quotas, tariffs and safeguards, British Trade Secretary Liz Truss said on Wednesday.


(In Trade)
November 04, 2020

Reps. David Schweikert (R-AZ) and Tom Suozzi (D-NY) remain in tough re-election fights.


(In Trade)
November 04, 2020

Reps. David Scott (GA), Jim Costa (CA) and Marcia Fudge (OH) have the most seniority on the panel.


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