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(Daily News)
March 04, 2021

The U.S. and the United Kingdom on Thursday announced plans to temporarily suspend tariffs imposed in the 16-year-old World Trade Organization dispute involving aircraft producers Airbus and Boeing, pledging to work toward a resolution. 


(Daily News)
February 25, 2021

The European Union’s agriculture sustainability strategy, known as “Farm to Fork,” is “straight up protectionism,” the former top agricultural negotiator at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said this week, arguing that the bloc was claiming its blocking of new agricultural technology would make European agriculture more sustainable.


(Daily News)
February 24, 2021

The U.S. will aim to “protect America’s tax revenues” in negotiations at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, President Biden’s pick for deputy Treasury secretary said on Tuesday, potentially complicating talks with other countries that want U.S.-based companies to pay taxes in other jurisdictions.


(Daily News)
February 19, 2021

Economic challenges presented by China will be countered most effectively if the U.S. and its allies in Europe and Asia work together, President Biden said in his first major international address since inauguration, delivered at this year’s Munich Security Conference.


(Daily News)
February 18, 2021

The U.S. had some “valid” concerns about the World Trade Organization’s Appellate Body, the European Union acknowledged this week in a new trade strategy, moving closer to the U.S. – at least officially – on dispute settlement issues as well as other WTO reform priorities like special and differential treatment.


(Daily News)
February 18, 2021

President Biden should adopt a “strategy for post-Brexit Britain” that includes a free trade agreement between the two countries, former U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick argued on Wednesday. 


(In Trade)
February 17, 2021

Yellen committed to “re-engage actively” in the ongoing OECD talks on a new international tax framework.


(In Trade)
February 11, 2021

“The U.S. Trade Representative will continue to consider the action taken in this investigation.”


(In Trade)
February 10, 2021

“Without immediate relief there is a real possibility that the United States could lose the fresh grapefruit market in the EU to other countries that are not subject to this tariff,” the members of Congress wrote.


(Daily News)
February 09, 2021

A new U.S. administration focused on combating climate change provides an opportunity for international cooperation in shaping a global trade agenda that places greater emphasis on environmental concerns, European Union and New Zealand officials and a former Obama administration official said on Monday.


(Daily News)
February 09, 2021

House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) hopes U.S. trade agreements with the United Kingdom and Kenya will be concluded and sent to Capitol Hill for review this year, he said on Tuesday.


(Daily News)
February 09, 2021

Ambassadors from the European Union and the United Kingdom this week said they hoped the likely confirmation of Katherine Tai as U.S. Trade Representative would allow progress on pressing trade issues including Boeing-Airbus disputes and a U.S.-UK deal.


(Daily News)
February 03, 2021

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday urged the Biden administration to launch a trade and technology council with the European Union, as the bloc has proposed, and cited conversations with the State Department in which they said officials had been “receptive” to the idea.


(Daily News)
February 02, 2021

The European Union’s new investment deal with China was struck in part to “catch up” with the U.S. and other countries negotiating pacts with Beijing and should be viewed as part of a broader strategy that includes cooperation with Washington, EU Trade Commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis said this week.


(In Trade)
February 01, 2021

British Trade Secretary Liz Truss said the move would be good for both the UK and member countries.


(In Trade)
January 29, 2021

Lifting steel and aluminum duties on the EU before the bloc retaliates further “is an early -- and remarkably easy -- test for President Biden,” Cato’s Scott Lincicome said.


(Daily News)
January 28, 2021

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire on Thursday agreed on the need to secure a multilateral tax solution via ongoing Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development negotiations, France said in a statement on a call between the two.


(Daily News)
January 27, 2021

The U.S. and European Union must outrun China in the technology race while creating the rules needed to protect key innovations, EU Ambassador to the U.S. Stavros Lambrinidis said on Wednesday, arguing that “decoupling” was not possible and the two economies should instead work cooperatively to outpace Beijing.


(Daily News)
January 26, 2021

The “majority” of a prospective free trade agreement with the U.S. has been agreed by the two sides, British Trade Secretary Liz Truss said this week, insisting that concluding a deal remained in the best interests of both countries even as the Biden administration reiterates its plan to prioritize domestic issues over trade deals.


(In Trade)
January 22, 2021

“Everything we do must help advance working families and the American middle class. That certainly includes any trade agreements,” the press secretary said.


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