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(In Trade)
March 27, 2020

“This manipulation of markets has roiled the economy, causing severe trauma to the American energy industry. It is essential that the American government respond with decisive action.”


(Daily News)
March 26, 2020

The American Institute for International Steel is again asking the Supreme Court to consider its challenge to the Section 232 statute, weeks after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled the administration’s imposition of national security-based steel tariffs was legal.


(Daily News)
March 25, 2020

A group of Senate Finance Committee Republicans on Wednesday outlined a handful of ways the administration might use trade policy to combat the economic harm caused by the coronavirus pandemic, calling for multilateral cooperation and a “total moratorium” on new tariffs.


(In Trade)
March 24, 2020

The associations sent a letter to congressional leaders who are said to be close to agreement on a pandemic response bill.


(In Trade)
March 23, 2020

“We must turn to our international trading partners for a rapid response to the current pandemic.”


(Daily News)
March 20, 2020

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, like all other federal agencies, is adapting to life during a global pandemic that has radically overhauled how many work. But how, exactly, the new reality is affecting its operations is not known -- and USTR isn’t saying. 


(Daily News)
March 17, 2020

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Tuesday notified Capitol Hill that the Trump administration plans to negotiate a comprehensive trade deal with Kenya, setting up the start of negotiations as early as mid-June.


(Daily News)
March 17, 2020

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce this week established a task force to address supply chain and trade disruptions caused by the coronavirus outbreak.


(Daily News)
March 17, 2020

Export restrictions on medical supplies, which some countries are imposing, will make everyone worse off, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) said on Monday, calling on the Trump administration to work toward a global response.


(In Trade)
March 17, 2020

The notification will start a 90-day clock ahead of talks with Nairobi.


(In Trade)
March 16, 2020

“It’s going to make it very difficult for the auto industry and we don’t have enough information from the government that it needs to properly comply.”


(Daily News)
March 16, 2020

Business associations and a key Democratic lawmaker are assessing how a June 1 entry-into-force date for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement might be achieved as U.S. companies face a rash of challenges related to the COVID-19 outbreak.


(In Trade)
March 12, 2020

“He gave me a litany of problems with it but no real definitive strategy or plan in moving forward."


(Daily News)
March 11, 2020

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer this week will consult with House and Senate advisory groups before officially notifying Congress of the administration’s intent to initiate trade talks with Kenya, he told Inside U.S. Trade on Wednesday.


(Daily News)
March 11, 2020

Democrats on the House Ways & Means Committee told U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Wednesday that the administration should consider lifting tariffs to blunt the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, but several members said he was not receptive to the proposal.


(Daily News)
March 11, 2020

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer this week is expected to notify Capitol Hill of the administration’s intent to begin trade talks with Kenya, sources tell Inside U.S. Trade


(In Trade)
March 09, 2020

“A sudden weakening or dramatic change to the policy could result in a tidal wave of foreign steel targeting our market.”


(Daily News)
March 07, 2020

The chairman and ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, along with other panel members led by Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA), have filed an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit filed to compel the Commerce Department to release its report on a Section 232 investigation of auto imports. 


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