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(Daily News)
January 06, 2021

Digital services taxes imposed by India, Italy and Turkey discriminate against U.S. companies, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said on Wednesday, issuing individual reports on its Section 301 investigations into the three countries but deferring action, for now.


(Daily News)
January 06, 2021

Outgoing U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer is considering a 90-day delay for tariffs on $1.3 billion worth of French goods in response to France’s digital services tax and plans soon to announce the results of four Section 301 investigations into similar taxes being considered by other countries, sources tell Inside U.S. Trade.


(Daily News)
January 04, 2021

The European Union should not enter into an investment agreement with China without first working with President-elect Biden and the 117th Congress to combat Beijing’s trade practices, Sens. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Mark Warner (D-VA) said in a statement on Monday.


(Daily News)
January 04, 2021

The Biden administration will need time to consult with allies on a strategy to address egregious Chinese trade practices before it can decide on the fate of the tariffs imposed by the Trump administration, the president-elect's national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, said on Sunday.


(In Trade)
December 31, 2020

“It is a good deal, it’s a bespoke deal. It wouldn’t take too much bandwidth to get it through Congress, and we’d be delighted to work with the Biden administration.”


(In Trade)
December 31, 2020

“The EU will engage with the new U.S. administration at the earliest possible moment to continue these negotiations and find a lasting solution to the dispute.”


(Daily News)
December 30, 2020

The Trump administration is imposing tariffs on additional goods from Europe in response to what it says were unfair calculations made by the European Union in its approach to retaliating against the U.S. for subsidies provided to Boeing, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said on Wednesday. 


(Daily News)
December 22, 2020

The Biden administration would welcome “early consultations” with the European Union on ways to address mutual concerns about Beijing’s economic practices, Jake Sullivan, President-elect Joe Biden’s pick for national security adviser, said on Monday.


(In Trade)
December 17, 2020

“Tough compromises … have to be made. And those are things that tend to come towards the end of a negotiation.”


(Daily News)
December 16, 2020

The European Union on Tuesday unveiled two new legislative proposals on digital services and markets, prompting pushback from U.S. trade associations that called the possible moves protectionist and discriminatory.


(Daily News)
December 15, 2020

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer appeared on Monday to dash the dreams of a last-minute Boeing-Airbus resolution while he’s still in office, or a nearly complete U.S.-United Kingdom deal to hand off to the Biden administration.


(Daily News)
December 11, 2020

The U.S. should “embrace” Europe’s recent overture to improve trade relations with the U.S. and forge a new arrangement to counter China’s “intensifying” ambitions, House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) said this week.


(Daily News)
December 09, 2020

The European Commission is throwing cold water on the United Kingdom’s attempts to suspend tariffs on U.S. goods for subsidies the U.S. has provided to Boeing, claiming that the UK has no right to alter the tariffs because the World Trade Organization has authorized only the EU to impose retaliatory tariffs.


(Daily News)
December 08, 2020

The United Kingdom will suspend retaliatory tariffs against the U.S. as part of the long-running Airbus-Boeing dispute to show it is “serious” about a negotiated settlement, the country’s trade department announced on Tuesday, saying it hoped to “de-escalate” trade conflicts – but retaining duties imposed in response to the Trump administration’s Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum.


(Daily News)
December 08, 2020

The European Union and the United States under the Biden administration should agree to work out trade issues in a defined order beginning with World Trade Organization moves and a negotiated settlement of the longstanding aerospace subsidies dispute, EU Director-General for Trade Sabine Weyand said on Tuesday.


(In Trade)
December 01, 2020

“France’s decision to collect a discriminatory digital services tax next month represents an escalation against American employers and leave more U.S. industries open to unfair foreign taxes.”


(Daily News)
November 30, 2020

The European Union is mulling a draft plan to boost trans-Atlantic coordination to confront China, according to a report this week. The bloc also advanced a tariff deal with the U.S. that both sides have described as a possible precursor to broader agreements.


(Daily News)
November 25, 2020

The European Commission should use the momentum generated by a limited tariff deal with the U.S. to advance toward a “broader cooperation agreement” that goes beyond tariff reductions, members of the European Parliament argue in a resolution under debate this week.


(In Trade)
November 24, 2020

“I can’t stress how important that is.”


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