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(Daily News)
October 16, 2018

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has formally notified Congress of the administration's intent to negotiate trade agreements with the European Union, United Kingdom and Japan.


(Daily News)
October 16, 2018

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday defended her government's Brexit negotiations and attempted to assure British lawmakers that a “backstop” customs union arrangement with the European Union would only be temporary.


(Daily News)
October 11, 2018

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is expected to notify to Congress as soon as this week that the administration intends to formally launch trade negotiations with Japan, the European Union and the United Kingdom, according to several sources with knowledge of the plans.


(In Trade)
October 11, 2018

Belgium's ambassador to the U.S. says the political will “is there to at least try to have some technical or limited agreement.”


(Daily News)
October 10, 2018

The U.S. and more than a dozen other World Trade Organization countries have criticized United Kingdom and European Union plans for post-Brexit market access and government procurement, citing questions about the accuracy of the data and whether the proposals rise to the level of commitment wanted by other members.


(Daily News)
October 05, 2018

European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström on Friday said the United States and European Union have not yet started work on a potential trade agreement on industrial tariffs as the two sides have instead focused on voluntary regulatory cooperation.


(Daily News)
October 04, 2018

The U.S. wants a trade deal with Japan that is at least as good as the one Tokyo recently struck with the European Union, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said on Thursday.


(In Trade)
October 02, 2018

Last week the U.S., the European Union and Japan committed to the “timely launch” of negotiations on a broad deal aimed at inhibiting digital protectionism and promoting data security.


(Daily News)
September 27, 2018

The U.S. told fellow World Trade Organization member countries this week that its $12 billion trade aid package for farmers was a one-time expenditure that would not put the country over its WTO agriculture support limits, according to a Geneva trade official.


(In Trade)
September 25, 2018

USTR Robert Lighthizer met in New York City with Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshige Seko and EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström.


(In Trade)
September 19, 2018

“Time is short on this. You can start negotiating now. We can't sign anything, obviously, but get drafting and start working on it.”


(Daily News)
September 19, 2018

Eleven right-leaning and libertarian think tanks from the U.S. and the United Kingdom on Tuesday released their vision of an “ideal” free trade agreement between the two countries, which includes advanced regulatory recognition, freely flowing labor and a rule-of-origin content threshold of 25 percent.


(Daily News)
September 19, 2018

The European Union on Tuesday proposed wide-ranging reforms to the World Trade Organization that would address a range of areas the U.S. has singled out for criticism, including the operation of the Appellate Body, members’ transparency obligations and China’s forced technology transfer policies.


(In Trade)
September 11, 2018

He and his UK counterpart discussed the upcoming fifth meeting of the U.S.-UK Trade and Investment Working Group, set for November in Washington.


(Daily News)
September 10, 2018

The Trump administration will begin consultations with Congress on trade talks with the European Union, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced on Monday after meeting with EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström.


(Daily News)
September 07, 2018

European Union and U.S. officials this week presented starkly different perceptions of the trans-Atlantic relationship this week, with U.S. Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland painting a rosy picture of a strong partnership made stronger under the Trump administration and European Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan portraying the EU as a skeptical, reluctant trading partner that will push back against President Trump's short-sighted trade policies.


(Daily News)
September 04, 2018

The European Commission on Monday formally requested permission from its member states to propose that the U.S. be awarded a specific share of a tariff-rate quota the EU administers on hormone-free beef, which was part of a solution the EU negotiated with the U.S. to resolve a dispute over an EU ban.


(Daily News)
August 30, 2018

The European Union is willing to eliminate all of its industrial tariffs -- including those on autos -- if the U.S. is willing to do the same, European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström said on Thursday.


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