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USTR

(Daily News)
September 03, 2020

The AFL-CIO this month will file a labor complaint against Mexico under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, the union federation’s president, Richard Trumka, said on Thursday.


(In Trade)
September 03, 2020

Patel succeeds Nasim Fussell, now a partner at Holland & Knight LLP.


(Daily News)
September 03, 2020

Having dealt with longstanding U.S. market-access concerns, Taiwan is hoping to initiate trade negotiations before the end of the year, Taipei’s envoy to the U.S., Bi-Kuhn Hsiao, told Inside U.S. Trade this week.


(Daily News)
September 02, 2020

U.S. and United Kingdom negotiators will look to make progress on difficult issues in upcoming trade negotiating rounds, including agriculture and food products, procurement and trans-Atlantic business mobility, a source close to the talks told Inside U.S. Trade -- though the U.S. election in November looms as a potential obstacle.


(Daily News)
September 02, 2020

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative’s new plan to address the complaints of southeastern seasonal growers about their Mexican counterparts is “politically motivated” and positions the U.S. as an untrustworthy trading partner, the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas, which represents importers of Mexican produce, said on Wednesday.


(In Trade)
September 01, 2020

USTR will work with producers on an ITC effort “to monitor and investigate imports of strawberries and bell peppers, which could enable an expedited global safeguard investigation later this year.”


(In Trade)
September 01, 2020

Two PIIE analysts take on the USTR's recent Wall Street Journal op-ed.


(In Trade)
September 01, 2020

A fifth round, the last before the U.S. election, is likely to start in mid-October.


(Daily News)
September 01, 2020

Jeffrey Gerrish, who until last month was the deputy U.S. Trade Representative for Asia, Europe, the Middle East and industrial competitiveness, said the U.S. and China to date have been able to resolve a slew of issues at the technical level without resorting to their phase-one deal’s enforcement mechanism.


(In Trade)
September 01, 2020

“Any time you have new people coming in, there is an opportunity to have a restart.”


(Daily News)
September 01, 2020

A limited bilateral trade deal between the U.S. and India can be concluded any time the U.S. wishes, Indian Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said on Tuesday.


(Daily News)
August 28, 2020

The U.S. on Friday said it intends to begin a “new process” to resolve longstanding World Trade Organization disputes with the European Union over aircraft subsidies and “ensure a level playing field.”


(Daily News)
August 28, 2020

Witnesses at the Trump administration’s recent hearings on the impact of seasonal produce imports from Mexico on the U.S. industry presented no real evidence that investigations or restrictions would be justified, a Mexican official told Inside U.S. Trade on Thursday, saying the issue has become “political” in an election year.


(In Trade)
August 28, 2020

“Orders have already been placed for goods that will arrive well after September 30.”


(Daily News)
August 28, 2020

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Friday announced the country would ease restrictions on U.S. beef and pork imports, which she called a “precondition” for a U.S.-Taiwan trade agreement.


(In Trade)
August 27, 2020

The list includes three deputy or assistant U.S. Trade Representatives.


(In Trade)
August 27, 2020

USTR Robert Lighthizer and Vietnamese Minister of Trade and Industry Tran Tuan Anh co-chaired the virtual meeting.


(In Trade)
August 26, 2020

A letter to Lighthizer and Perdue says Canada’s tariff-rate quota administration procedures for dairy products “appear to run counter to numerous USMCA provisions.”


(Daily News)
August 26, 2020

European Union Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan resigned on Wednesday amid increasing controversy surrounding his breach of Irish pandemic restrictions in attending a golf society event last week.


(In Trade)
August 25, 2020

“We can be down on them for some lanes, but maybe keep the trade going? The trade helps America jobs. That's the key point.”


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