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(In Trade)
September 18, 2019

“The longer negotiations drag on, the tougher the situation for farmers, who face retaliatory tariffs as well as a lot of uncertainty about what markets are going to look like.”


(Daily News)
September 18, 2019

The National Foreign Trade Council on Wednesday announced the launch of a coalition it says will work with lawmakers to increase congressional oversight of presidential tariff authority.


(Daily News)
September 17, 2019

With U.S. lobster exports to China down more than 80 percent since June 2018, Massachusetts lawmakers including Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D) are growing increasingly concerned about their state's industry, and asking for help in finding new markets.


(Daily News)
September 16, 2019

President Trump plans to use a mechanism allowed under a 2015 trade law to enter into a deal on “tariff barriers” with Japan, he told Congress on Monday, adding that the two sides would also sign an “executive agreement” on digital trade.


(Daily News)
September 16, 2019

Ex-Im Bank Advisory Committee Chairman Stevan Pearce last week decried the use of a continuing resolution as a vehicle for reauthorizing the bank’s charter -- an idea being floated by key lawmakers.


(In Trade)
September 16, 2019

Donohue said his prediction was “not just based on some thought I came up with in the middle of the night.”


(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.


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