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(In Trade)
September 16, 2019

Beyer is a former U.S. ambassador to Switzerland.


(In Trade)
September 13, 2019

The bill would extend the Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act until 2030.


(Daily News)
September 13, 2019

Groups representing the outdoor industry and consumer technology companies incensed by the tariff volleys in the U.S.-China trade spat are calling on Congress to step in and reassert its authority on trade.


(Daily News)
September 12, 2019

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative’s U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement counterproposal to House Democrats is being kept under wraps due to national security, House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) told Inside U.S. Trade on Thursday.


(Daily News)
September 12, 2019

The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement has bipartisan support and is likely to pass Congress this year, Democratic and Republican House lawmakers said on Thursday.


(In Trade)
September 12, 2019

“Tell China to forget about it. Don’t let China exclude our nation’s security and Huawei from the negotiations.”


(In Trade)
September 12, 2019

Larsen spoke about the status of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement, as well as the U.S.-China trade conflict and the shifting politics of trade.


(Daily News)
September 12, 2019

House Ways & Means Committee trade panel leaders are circulating a letter urging the Trump administration not to lower the U.S. de minimis threshold as part of a renegotiated NAFTA, contending that doing so would override congressional authority.


(Daily News)
September 11, 2019

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Wednesday submitted a formal counterproposal to the House Democrats’ U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement working group, according to a House Ways & Means Committee spokesperson.


(Daily News)
September 11, 2019

Negotiations on bilateral trade deals, including with Japan, will remain in a “holding pattern” until the U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement is ratified, Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA) said this week.


(Daily News)
September 11, 2019

Several lawmakers on Tuesday said they were encouraged by an agreement in principle reached last month by Washington and Tokyo, but many are hungry for more information on next steps and scope, and some want the administration to submit the deal to Congress.


(Daily News)
September 11, 2019

Some key lawmakers are considering extending the Export-Import Bank’s charter by including reauthorization language in “must-pass” legislation, such as a continuing resolution to avoid a government shutdown, Senate Banking Committee members told Inside U.S. Trade on Tuesday.


(Daily News)
September 09, 2019

The top trade official at the Agriculture Department told farmers on Monday that he expected a deal in principle with Japan, announced by the president last month, would “go live” around Jan. 1.


(In Trade)
September 09, 2019

The legislation would ban imports of beef, soybeans, leather and hide, timber, sugar, pulp and paper, tobacco, corn and petroleum goods “contributing to deforestation,” and it would keep USTR from striking a trade deal with the country.


(In Trade)
September 06, 2019

“Absent meaningful action by President Bolsonaro to protect the Amazon, the United States must make it clear that it will not negotiate with Brazil on trade.”


(Daily News)
September 05, 2019

Mexican Ambassador to the U.S. Martha Bárcena on Wednesday suggested that Mexico, Canada and the U.S. take preparatory steps toward establishing a dispute-settlement roster for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement ahead of U.S. ratification, recognizing some U.S. lawmakers' concerns over the deal's enforceability.


(Daily News)
September 04, 2019

As Congress prepares to return to work next week following a lengthy recess, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has yet to submit formal, comprehensive counterproposals to the House Democrats’ U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement working group, according to a House Ways & Means Committee spokeswoman.


(Daily News)
September 04, 2019

LINCOLN, NE -- If the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement manages to pass a divided Congress, it will be thanks in large part to the U.S. agriculture industry, a politically crucial constituency that has almost universally supported and lobbied aggressively for the new deal even as many farmers and other producers acknowledge it will mostly preserve the status quo.


(In Trade)
September 04, 2019

“There’s serious reform that I want to see at the Ex-Im Bank before I’m going to support reauthorization,” he said, adding he was prepared to work with the bank's president on those changes.


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