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USTR

(Daily News)
April 17, 2019

The U.S. and China are focused heavily on tariff-centered enforcement issues in what they hope are the waning days of trade negotiations, with the Trump administration eyeing the use of “snap-back” restrictions in addition to multi-level consultations as it pushes to complete a deal in the coming weeks.


(In Trade)
April 16, 2019

“In addition, the United States raised its very large trade deficit with Japan – $67.6 billion in goods in 2018.”


(In Trade)
April 16, 2019

John Murphy of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce called the work “no easy task” and said it likely was “harder than it was with past trade agreements.”


(In Trade)
April 12, 2019

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue thinks the USTR can secure a “quick agreement.”


(In Trade)
April 10, 2019

“These things have dragged on for so long, you've got to try to force them to change their behavior. I don't think the USTR wants to impose, necessarily, those tariffs, but clearly Europe needs to understand they need to comply with normal trade laws.”


(Daily News)
April 09, 2019

The U.S. and Peru have resolved concerns tied to Peru’s environmental obligations under their bilateral trade agreement, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative announced on Tuesday after the Peruvian government annulled the December 2018 policy that triggered the first-ever consultations.


(In Trade)
April 09, 2019

“Unlike last time, the promises and assurances made to secure support for this trade agreement must be more than just words on a page.”


(In Trade)
April 09, 2019

“The European Union remains open for discussions with United States provided these are without preconditions and aimed at a fair outcome.”


(In Trade)
April 09, 2019

One goal is to pursue “exploratory talks on a future bilateral trade and investment framework.”


(In Trade)
April 08, 2019

Sens. Rubio, Isakson and Perdue, along with a slew of House members, say satisfying them would “provide important support for the USMCA within the agricultural communities we represent.”


(In Trade)
April 05, 2019

Their goal: “an early and ambitious outcome on digital trade as part of upcoming bilateral negotiations.”


(Daily News)
April 03, 2019

After meeting one-on-one with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Tuesday, Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chair Mark Pocan (D-WI) said key changes must be made to the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement itself if the Trump administration wants to gain the support of his contingent, which is one of the largest in Congress.


(Daily News)
April 02, 2019

Several first-term Democrats on Tuesday told U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer that biologics provisions in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement run counter to their goal of lowering drug prices in the U.S.


(Daily News)
April 01, 2019

Labor legislation under consideration in the Mexican Congress fails to meet the requirements of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, according to a letter House Democrats Bill Pascrell (NJ) and Rosa DeLauro (CT) plan to send to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer in the coming days.


(Daily News)
March 29, 2019

In its latest annual National Trade Estimate, released on Friday, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative adds retaliatory tariffs imposed by trading partners to an extensive catalog of trade barriers it says U.S. businesses face around the world.


(In Trade)
March 26, 2019

Ways & Means trade panel ranking member Vern Buchanan said he was “optimistic. We've got a lot of momentum. [Lighthizer] was there to talk about a meeting with Democrats. It seems like there's some momentum there as well.”


(Daily News)
March 26, 2019

After fielding several concerns from Democratic lawmakers, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative on Monday rebutted claims that provisions in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement would lead to higher drug prices for U.S. consumers.


(Daily News)
March 25, 2019

The U.S. and Australia have floated a three-tiered system of subsidy caps in World Trade Organization negotiations on fisheries subsidies, according to a proposal made public on Monday.


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