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USTR

(Daily News)
October 16, 2019

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer met with members of the House Democrat working group in charge of ironing out differences in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement this week, with two key lawmakers saying the sides had made significant progress.


(Daily News)
October 16, 2019

A new digital taxation proposal in Mexico’s 2020 budget plans could threaten U.S. investments in the country’s tech market, lead to double taxation and run afoul of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, according to a coalition of technology groups.


(Daily News)
October 11, 2019

The United States agreed to suspend plans to raise tariffs on $250 billion worth of Chinese goods from 25 percent to 30 percent in exchange for commitments from China to step up purchases of U.S. agricultural goods and abide by new currency rules, sources tell Inside U.S. Trade.


(Daily News)
October 10, 2019

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has declined a House Energy and Commerce Committee invitation to testify next week about the trade implications of a provision in the Communications Decency Act that protects internet service providers and other companies that host third-party content, according to a committee spokesman.


(Daily News)
October 10, 2019

House Democrats and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer are pushing to wrap up negotiations on outstanding U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement issues by the end of October, sources tell Inside U.S. Trade.


(In Trade)
October 10, 2019

“Big day of negotiations with China. They want to make a deal, but do I?”


(Daily News)
October 09, 2019

Senior USTR officials briefed Capitol Hill staff last Thursday on the Trump administration’s trade enforcement initiatives, touching on World Trade Organization cases, Section 301 tariff exclusions for Chinese products and digital services taxes, among other issues, sources said.


(Daily News)
October 07, 2019

The digital trade deal struck between Washington and Tokyo includes language similar to the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement's, including provisions on information and communication technology goods, taxation and security exceptions, according to the text of the agreement released on Monday.


(Daily News)
October 07, 2019

The digital trade deal struck between Washington and Tokyo includes first-ever language on information and communication technology goods, taxation and security exceptions, according to the text of the agreement released on Monday.


(Daily News)
October 03, 2019

The China Chamber of International Commerce said on Wednesday that China has lived up to its World Trade Organization commitments and that the U.S. has improperly included the country’s implementation of dispute rulings, or lack thereof, as evidence of non-compliance.


(In Trade)
October 03, 2019

“Limited to goods, I see us discussing a timeline for abolishing [tariffs on] automobiles and auto components,” the foreign minister said of future talks.


(Daily News)
October 03, 2019

The “ordinary meaning” of the World Trade Organization’s national security exemption and its negotiating history will show the U.S. invocation of it to justify Section 232 tariffs is a “sovereign right” that is not subject to legal review, the U.S. has declared in its first written submissions in several closely related disputes.


(In Trade)
October 02, 2019

New notices detail exclusions for roughly 200 product lines covered by the administration’s first two tranches of tariffs, which covered $50 billion worth of Chinese goods


(Daily News)
October 02, 2019

High-level trade talks between the U.S. and India are slated to continue this week as the two countries attempt to reach a limited trade agreement, though sources say gaps remain on issues including Indian price controls on medical devices and tariffs on information and communications technology products.


(In Trade)
September 30, 2019

Guy Parmelin cited an hourlong meeting with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.


(Daily News)
September 27, 2019

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has responded “favorably” to a counterproposal from the House Democrats' working group negotiating U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement issues with the administration, Ways & Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) told reporters.


(Daily News)
September 27, 2019

A Senate Appropriations Committee spending bill approved this week instructs the Commerce Department to publish the non-confidential aspects of the administration’s Section 232 report on auto and auto parts imports and contends that the president cannot unilaterally decide to terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement.


(In Trade)
September 27, 2019

“We do not believe imports of steel and aluminum from Israel are a threat to U.S. national security and are asking you to explain why Israel has not been granted an exemption.”


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