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(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.


(Daily News)
June 30, 2020

European Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan on Tuesday said U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told him the U.S. was “comfortable” with the status of the U.S.-EU large civil aircraft dispute because the U.S. can unilaterally claim it has complied with a World Trade Organization ruling against subsidies U.S. states granted to Boeing -- while imposing tariffs on the EU.


(In Trade)
June 29, 2020

“In recent days it has become evident that the original timeline for this appointment in early September 2020 will be delayed and therefore create uncertainty in the leadership of the organisation at this critical time.” 


(Daily News)
May 20, 2020

Government plans to use proceeds from digital services taxes to fund economic stimulus efforts could make negotiations on an international tax structure more difficult, according to Computer & Communications Industry Association President Matthew Schruers.


(Daily News)
May 19, 2020

The United Kingdom has announced its tariff schedule for when it leaves the European Union permanently in December, planning to allow 60 percent of imports to enter the UK tariff-free while retaining tariffs on sensitive industries like agriculture and autos, according to the Department of International Trade.


(Daily News)
May 18, 2020

The first round of negotiations between the U.S. and United Kingdom, which ended last week, was “positive and constructive,” British trade secretary Elizabeth Truss said on Monday, adding that the two sides placed “significant emphasis” on post-pandemic recovery and identified digital trade, services and investment as mutually high-ambition areas.


(In Trade)
May 14, 2020

The interim agreement sets up a pool of 10 arbitrators for hearing appeal arbitrations while the Appellate Body is paralyzed.


(Daily News)
May 14, 2020

G20 trade and investment officials convened virtually for a second time this week, endorsing a set of short- and long-term “collective actions” countries could take to combat economic harm caused by the coronavirus pandemic.


(Daily News)
May 13, 2020

European Union trade officials on Friday will discuss EU-U.S. trade relations as the bloc’s trade commissioner, Phil Hogan, looks to refresh the trans-Atlantic relationship and address some irritants between the two on the path to economic recovery.


(Daily News)
May 13, 2020

European Union trade officials on Friday will discuss EU-U.S. trade relations as the bloc’s trade commissioner, Phil Hogan, looks to refresh the trans-Atlantic relationship and address some irritants between the two on the path to economic recovery.


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