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(Daily News)
September 23, 2020

One Europe’s largest business groups is calling on the U.S. and European Union to establish a high-level bilateral platform for economic and trade issues, arguing the two sides need a forum to deal with trans-Atlantic concerns and periodically “renew” their relationship.


(Daily News)
September 22, 2020

The U.S. and the United Kingdom’s bilateral trade negotiations have progressed to “advanced stages,” with negotiators consolidating text in a majority of chapters of a potential deal, British Trade Secretary Liz Truss said on Tuesday.


(Daily News)
September 22, 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden will use tariffs only when necessary and only when they are backed by a comprehensive strategy, a top foreign policy adviser said on Tuesday.


(Daily News)
September 16, 2020

United Kingdom Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab met with administration officials and lawmakers on Wednesday in an attempt to ease concerns over the Good Friday Agreement as the UK tries to ensure trade talks with the U.S. are not deterred by a Brexit fallout.


(Daily News)
September 16, 2020

The European Union should take the lead on reforming the World Trade Organization, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Wednesday, chastising “major powers” for taking the WTO “hostage” instead of working for change.


(In Trade)
September 16, 2020

“An Ireland divided by a hard border risks inflaming old tensions that very much still fester today and undoing decades of progress.”


(Daily News)
September 15, 2020

The U.S. and European Union should not prioritize a comprehensive free trade agreement in rebuilding their relationship, EU Director-General for Trade Sabine Weyand said on Tuesday, arguing that a bilateral deal would not address the major challenges facing the global economy like the deterioration of the rules-based system and the emergence of China as an economic powerhouse.


(In Trade)
September 11, 2020

Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said the “only winners” in the global economic crisis are the “digital giants.”


(Daily News)
September 10, 2020

The World Trade Organization must be pulled back from the precipice of irrelevance and political weakness, says the United Kingdom’s nominee to lead it – arguing he would do so by making the global case for free trade, the multilateral rules-based system and what the world would lose without them.


(In Trade)
September 10, 2020

“If there are some things that are just politically impossible, let’s find the things that can be done.”


(Daily News)
September 09, 2020

An advisory committee commissioned by the British government wants UK negotiators in talks with the U.S. to seek provisions on intellectual property that are more stringent than what Washington has agreed to in previous trade agreements, according to a briefing document obtained by Inside U.S. Trade.


(Daily News)
September 09, 2020

The administration of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is eyeing a unilateral rewrite of some of its obligations in the withdrawal bill agreed between the United Kingdom and the European Union earlier this year, an effort likely to jeopardize Democratic congressional support for a U.S.-UK trade deal.


(In Trade)
September 08, 2020

Executive Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis, tapped to serve as trade commissioner, said the EU views the agreement “as an important step towards improving our relationship and resolving outstanding disputes.”


(In Trade)
September 08, 2020

The former Latvian prime minister is slated to remain the Commission’s executive vice president.


(In Trade)
September 02, 2020

Fox, the UK’s candidate for WTO director-general, said he had the support of a number of countries – including the U.S.


(Daily News)
September 02, 2020

U.S. and United Kingdom negotiators will look to make progress on difficult issues in upcoming trade negotiating rounds, including agriculture and food products, procurement and trans-Atlantic business mobility, a source close to the talks told Inside U.S. Trade -- though the U.S. election in November looms as a potential obstacle.


(In Trade)
September 01, 2020

A fifth round, the last before the U.S. election, is likely to start in mid-October.


(Daily News)
September 01, 2020

Jeffrey Gerrish, who until last month was the deputy U.S. Trade Representative for Asia, Europe, the Middle East and industrial competitiveness, said the U.S. and China to date have been able to resolve a slew of issues at the technical level without resorting to their phase-one deal’s enforcement mechanism.


(In Trade)
September 01, 2020

“Any time you have new people coming in, there is an opportunity to have a restart.”


(Daily News)
August 28, 2020

The U.S. on Friday said it intends to begin a “new process” to resolve longstanding World Trade Organization disputes with the European Union over aircraft subsidies and “ensure a level playing field.”


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