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(In Trade)
June 28, 2019

“We do not want to pass this agreement just slightly different from NAFTA with a little sugar on top and say, ‘See, we did something different.’ If it isn't really going to be enforceable, it will just be NAFTA with sugar on top.”


(In Trade)
June 28, 2019

“Congress has a responsibility to ensure the executive is using its powers in an appropriate manner and this legislation would prevent President Trump and future presidents from abusing IEEPA.”


(Daily News)
June 27, 2019

The fight over the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank promises to be just as contentious as it was the last time the bank's charter was due to expire, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo (R-ID) told Inside U.S. Trade on Thursday.


(Daily News)
June 26, 2019

The chair of the House Financial Services Committee, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) on Wednesday postponed a markup of an Export-Import Bank reauthorization bill she is sponsoring along with ranking member Patrick McHenry (R-NC), after failing to win enough support.


(Daily News)
June 26, 2019

The administration “can make some changes” to the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement to win Democratic votes, President Trump said on Wednesday, while House Ways & Means trade subcommittee chairman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) said his caucus was “open” to negotiating how those adjustments could be made.


(Daily News)
June 26, 2019

A Commerce Department nominee who helped write a report on the national security implications of auto and auto parts imports is being held up in Congress over concerns about the investigation, which President Trump has said could lead to tariffs, Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL) told Inside U.S. Trade on Tuesday.


(Daily News)
June 25, 2019

Mexico has outlined and submitted to Capitol Hill a “proposed roadmap” showing how it plans to implement its labor law reforms through 2023.


(In Trade)
June 25, 2019

President Trump will travel to Osaka, Japan, for the G20 summit this week. He is expected to meet with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.


(In Trade)
June 25, 2019

The “Reclaiming Congressional Trade Authority Act” is a companion to legislation introduced in the Senate in March by Sens. Kaine and Carper.


(Daily News)
June 25, 2019

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will meet on Tuesday with a House working group tasked to work with the administration on Democratic concerns with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, sources tell Inside U.S. Trade.


(In Trade)
June 24, 2019

Under the proposal advanced by the committee chair and ranking member, the bank would be renamed the “United States Export Finance Agency,” its charter would be renewed for seven years and its lending authority would increase.


(Daily News)
June 24, 2019

Mexican labor unions -- most of them employer-dominated -- are challenging the constitutionality of newly passed labor legislation required by the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, with nearly 100 separate cases filed in district courts this month.


(Daily News)
June 24, 2019

In response to France’s imposition of a digital services tax, Treasury Secretary Steven Mncuhin should consider using a provision of the Internal Revenue Code that allows the president to double tax rates for foreign companies and individuals, the leaders of the Senate Finance Committee said on Monday


(Daily News)
June 24, 2019

The Supreme Court this week declined to hear a case challenging the constitutionality of the Section 232 statute, sending the challenge to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.


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