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(Daily News)
November 18, 2020

The U.S. and the European Union should counter Chinese trade practices aimed at boosting its rise in high-tech areas by reforming the World Trade Organization, rekindling trans-Atlantic trade talks and coordinating on technology policy, according to a report issued Wednesday by Senate Foreign Relations Committee Republicans.


(Daily News)
November 18, 2020

France has begun trying to collect digital services taxes, sources tell Inside U.S. Trade, with several U.S. companies receiving invoices earlier this week.


(Daily News)
November 17, 2020

While major World Trade Organization members like the European Union, China, Canada and Japan are launching new environmental and sustainability initiatives in Geneva, the U.S. so far has not joined the efforts and this week criticized the European Green Deal at the WTO.


(Daily News)
November 13, 2020

With less than two months to go before the United Kingdom formally breaks off from the European Union, several World Trade Organization members this week pressed London and Brussels for more answers on their prospective market-access plans.


(Daily News)
November 13, 2020

With less than two months to go before the United Kingdom formally breaks off from the European Union, several World Trade Organization members this week pressed London and Brussels for more answers on their prospective market-access plans.


(Daily News)
November 13, 2020

As the European Union undertakes its transition to more sustainable agriculture – including ambitious targets on reducing pesticide, fertilizer and antimicrobial use – the bloc is trying to ease the increasing consternation of Trump administration officials by insisting its goal is global cooperation, not domination, on sustainability.


(Daily News)
November 12, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden may inherit from the Trump administration a nearly finished trade deal with the United Kingdom -- but what he decides to do with it largely will depend on Congress, analysts said on Thursday.


(In Trade)
November 11, 2020

Members called the deal an “important confidence-building exercise” as the EU and China discuss a bilateral investment agreement.


(Daily News)
November 10, 2020

European Union officials this week began outlining the priorities they will seek to address with the incoming Biden administration, including trade and related issues, as they seek to move past the troubled trans-Atlantic relationship under President Trump.


(Daily News)
November 10, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden this week began discussing economic issues -- including trade -- with foreign leaders who offered congratulations as a well as affirmations of support for multilateralism and enhanced cooperation.


(Daily News)
November 09, 2020

European Union member states on Monday approved the imposition of tariffs on $4 billion worth of U.S. goods in World Trade Organization-approved retaliation for U.S. subsidies to Boeing as the two sides have failed to negotiate a resolution to the long-running disputes over aircraft subsidies.


(Daily News)
November 04, 2020

The United Kingdom should not prevent all imports that don’t meet the country’s high food safety and animal welfare standards, but it must protect its producers from such imports with quotas, tariffs and safeguards, British Trade Secretary Liz Truss said on Wednesday.


(In Trade)
November 03, 2020

If the EU imported U.S. LNG, rather than Russian gas, global emissions would fall approximately 72 million metric tons annually.


(Daily News)
November 02, 2020

The fifth round of trade agreement negotiations between the U.S. and United Kingdom was “the most intensive” so far, with “significant” legal text agreed to in several chapters and “much” of a legal framework in place, British Trade Secretary Liz Truss said on Monday.


(In Trade)
November 02, 2020

A new secretary-general will begin a five-year term in June 2021.


(Daily News)
October 30, 2020

Carbon border taxes like those being considered by the European Union and others could be imposed in ways that do not run afoul of World Trade Organization rules, analysts say, but doing so would present “significant methodological challenges,” according to a new report.


(Daily News)
October 28, 2020

The United States and the European Union on Tuesday chastised China for failing to adequately report steel and semiconductor sector subsidies to the World Trade Organization, while Beijing called a new U.S. practice of investigating currency valuation as a countervailable subsidy an abuse of the system, according to a Geneva official.


(Daily News)
October 28, 2020

The three main governing bodies of the European Union have agreed on an updated trade enforcement mechanism designed to allow the bloc to impose retaliatory duties without World Trade Organization authorization -- leaving only final approval for it to go into effect.


(Daily News)
October 27, 2020

The World Trade Organization will announce its consensus director-general pick on Wednesday, with Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala picking up momentum after winning European Union support this week.


(Daily News)
October 26, 2020

The U.S. on Monday appealed a World Trade Organization ruling that said its Section 301 tariffs on China violated international trade rules, arguing the report contained factual errors and represented a “missed opportunity” for the WTO to address unfair trade practices by Beijing.


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