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(In Trade)
August 06, 2020

“Avoiding unnecessary disruptions to the businesses affected by the ECJ decision and the consumers they serve is critical.”


(Daily News)
August 03, 2020

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and United Kingdom Trade Secretary Liz Truss are meeting in Washington, DC, this week to discuss a possible bilateral trade deal as well as retaliatory tariffs imposed as part of the long-running Airbus-Boeing dispute, according to the UK Department of International Trade.


(Daily News)
July 30, 2020

Former British Trade Secretary Liam Fox, the United Kingdom’s candidate to lead the World Trade Organization, said on Thursday that he views resolving the Appellate Body impasse as one of the “most urgent” challenges facing the next director-general.


(Daily News)
July 30, 2020

More progress has been made in 2020 in the Airbus-Boeing subsidies dispute than in the previous 15 years, EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan said on Thursday, citing Airbus’ recent claims of compliance as a major breakthrough.


(In Trade)
July 30, 2020

“Such disruption must be avoided in order to minimize any negative economic consequences.”


(Daily News)
July 29, 2020

The U.S. on Wednesday rebuffed the European Union’s claim that it had further resolved subsidies in question in a World Trade Organization dispute over large civil aircraft, arguing that the bloc had provided no details to the U.S. or the WTO and had not addressed other WTO-inconsistent measures.


(Daily News)
July 29, 2020

Restrictions on vanadium imports will lead to severe supply disruptions because the U.S. industry relies almost exclusively on imports, several countries told the administration last week, instead urging Washington to boost coordination with key allies.


(Daily News)
July 28, 2020

The United Kingdom wants the U.S. to accept British lamb and haggis -- both banned in the U.S. -- but is unwilling to budge on its refusal to accept most U.S. chicken into its market, British officials said in an interview with The Times on Tuesday.


(Daily News)
July 24, 2020

The European Commission on Friday said member states and Airbus have changed their policies “to reflect market conditions,” arguing that the bloc is now in full compliance with rulings in the long-running World Trade Organization dispute with the U.S. over Airbus subsidies.


(Daily News)
July 17, 2020

World Trade Organization members were presented with two very different candidates vying for the director-general position on Friday – one offering a business approach to “stabilize” the organization as the other claiming a need for a battle-hardened politician.


(Daily News)
July 17, 2020

Mobile crane imports primarily come from U.S. allies that do not pose national security threats, providing domestic consumers access to top-of-the-line infrastructure equipment, U.S. crane companies and foreign governments have told the Trump administration.


(Daily News)
July 16, 2020

The three director-general candidates to speak to World Trade Organization members on Thursday leaned heavily on their trade and political experience in making the case for their bids to lead the organization out of its crisis.


(Daily News)
July 16, 2020

The Court of Justice of the European Union’s decision to invalidate the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield will prompt a host of trans-Atlantic trade disruptions, according to U.S. officials and industry groups from both sides.


(Daily News)
July 10, 2020

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative on Friday issued a list of French goods worth $1.3 billion that will be hit with 25 percent tariffs if France begins collecting digital services taxes from U.S. companies next year.


(Daily News)
July 09, 2020

A resolution to the long-running Boeing-Airbus dispute can’t be reached until the European Union not only commits to ending its subsidization, but also agrees to pay back “some element” of the subsidies, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said on Thursday.


(Daily News)
July 08, 2020

British Trade Secretary Liz Truss said on Wednesday that she sees a clear “way forward” for the U.S. and United Kingdom to secure a high-standard trade deal, arguing that protecting UK redlines and lowering barriers were not mutually exclusive.


(Daily News)
July 08, 2020

The United Kingdom on Wednesday nominated former Trade Secretary Liam Fox to be the next director-general of the World Trade Organization, while Saudi Arabia nominated former Minister of Economy and Planning Mohammad Maziad Al-Tuwaijri.


(Daily News)
July 07, 2020

European Union Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan on Monday cited “unacceptable” Section 232 investigations the Commerce Department has launched in recent months and the Section 301 digital services tax probes the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative initiated in June in urging the European Parliament to quickly grant the Commission new retaliatory powers.


(Daily News)
July 02, 2020

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative on Wednesday fired back at European Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan after he questioned whether the U.S. could unilaterally declare it is in compliance with a World Trade Organization ruling over subsidies U.S. states have provided to Boeing.


(Daily News)
June 30, 2020

The second round of U.S.-United Kingdom trade talks “advanced” a number of chapters and included “detailed discussions on text,” British Trade Secretary Liz Truss said on Tuesday, though she did not indicate that any chapters were successfully closed out as U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer predicted earlier this month.


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