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(Daily News)
July 25, 2018

President Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker announced on Wednesday that the U.S. and EU will refrain from imposing additional tariffs on each other and launch a trade dialogue with the intent of bringing non-auto industrial tariffs to zero.


(Daily News)
July 25, 2018

The United Kingdom’s Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox on Wednesday said he hopes the Trump administration will notify Congress of its intent to enter into negotiations for a bilateral trade agreement with London by Christmas, teeing up the two countries to begin formal negotiations on March 30, the day after the UK’s deadline to exit the European Union.


(Daily News)
July 20, 2018

As a handful of World Trade Organization members lay the groundwork for the launch of negotiations on an e-commerce deal, divergent views on the prospective scope of an initiative involving the U.S., European Union and China could prevent their inclusion in an eventual plurilateral.


(Daily News)
July 20, 2018

EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström this week stopped short of fully endorsing a plurliateral solution to solve an auto trade dispute with the U.S., saying it was something that should be “explored” but not a surefire way to ease trade tensions.


(Daily News)
July 20, 2018

Honduras has issued proposals to spur discussions among WTO members about issues affecting the Appellate Body and how to resolve a World Trade Organization disagreement over the so-called Rule 15 issue, which the United States has used as a justification to block appointments to the Appellate Body, according to a Geneva trade official.


(Daily News)
July 20, 2018

President Trump on Friday morning reiterated a willingness to hit China with tariffs on $500 billion worth of exports to the U.S., which would cover essentially all U.S. imports, and pledged to recoup losses from what he alleged to be currency manipulation by China and the European Union.


(In Trade)
July 19, 2018

“If countermeasures were to be imposed by your allies in the context of the auto sector, the number of U.S. jobs lost would rise from 195,000 to 624,000 high-paying manufacturing jobs. These jobs could be lost to the U.S. forever.”


(In Trade)
July 19, 2018

At issue is the amount of trade sanctions the U.S. can apply after a 2011 Appellate Body upheld a 2010 panel decision finding that the EU unfairly subsidized Airbus.


(In Trade)
July 18, 2018

In early July, the European Parliament called on the  European Commission to suspend the arrangement on Sept. 1 unless the U.S. improved its compliance.


(In Trade)
July 18, 2018

“The UK is very keen to further our already excellent trade and investment relationship, and I look forward to continuing these discussions during my visit to Washington next week.”


(Daily News)
July 18, 2018

The European Commission on Wednesday announced it would impose provisional tariff-rate quotas on steel imports to counter diversions into the EU market caused by the United States’ Section 232 tariffs on steel products.


(In Trade)
July 17, 2018

“President Trump and President Juncker will focus on improving transatlantic trade and forging a stronger economic partnership.”


(Daily News)
July 16, 2018

The U.S. has initiated World Trade Organization dispute settlement proceedings with Canada, Mexico, the European Union, Turkey and China over tariffs the countries have placed on U.S. products in response to steel and aluminum duties imposed by the U.S. earlier this year under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 and justified via national security, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative announced on Monday.


(In Trade)
July 13, 2018

May: “There will be questions on some of the trade issues,” but “that will be a matter for the negotiations.”


(In Trade)
July 10, 2018

Last year the case prompted the European Union to “intervene” out of concern about what it said could be “unjustified” duties and a dangerous precedent.


(Daily News)
July 05, 2018

The European Parliament passed a non-binding resolution Thursday that calls on the European Commission to suspend the Privacy Shield arrangement on Sept. 1 unless the U.S. improves its compliance with the framework, which underpins transatlantic data flows for over 3,000 companies.


(Daily News)
July 03, 2018

The European Union issued the United States a grave warning in its comments on the Commerce Department’s Section 232 investigation into the national security effects of autos and auto parts imports: if President Trump opts to slap a tariff on autos and auto parts, other countries will retaliate by implementing tariffs on roughly one-fifth of total U.S. exports in 2017.


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