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USTR

(Daily News)
December 09, 2019

President Trump on Monday said he was “hearing from unions” that end-stage U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement discussions were turning a corner, lauding what he called an abundance of “strides over the last 24 hours” amid reports that U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer was planning to travel to Mexico on Tuesday.


(Daily News)
December 08, 2019

After consulting the Mexican Senate on proposed changes to the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Sunday that his government would consider accepting a late-stage U.S. steel demand if it is implemented more than five years after the pact enters into force.


(Daily News)
December 06, 2019

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is considering tariffs of up to 100 percent on a host of European goods including aircraft parts, agricultural goods and a variety of other products as part of its review of the retaliation it has imposed on the European Union for subsidies it provides to Airbus, according to a draft Federal Register notice set to be published next week.


(Daily News)
December 06, 2019

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin this week told the head of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development that the U.S. had concerns with a proposed tax framework crafted to pre-empt the need for digital services taxes and suggested a new approach the OECD warned could imperil the timeline for concluding the negotiations.


(In Trade)
December 06, 2019

Sen. Cantwell and Rep. DelBene “urge the administration to support robust U.S. assistance for capacity building” through the Labor Department and USAID.


(Daily News)
December 04, 2019

Republican lawmakers on Wednesday expressed concern about reports the Trump administration is willing to give up language on protections for biologic drugs in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, but one ardent supporter of strong data exclusivity provisions in trade deals suggested the move would not affect his support for USMCA.


(In Trade)
December 04, 2019

“We expect the president to sign the implementing proclamation for the United States next week,” USTR Lighthizer said in a statement.


(Daily News)
December 02, 2019

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative on Monday proposed imposing 100 percent tariffs on $2.4 billion worth of French goods in retaliation for France’s digital services tax, which the Trump administration says discriminates against U.S. companies.


(Daily News)
December 02, 2019

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative will consider increasing tariffs on European products after a World Trade Organization compliance panel on Monday ruled for a second time that the European Union had not complied with a previous dispute settlement report faulting the EU for providing illegal subsidies to Airbus.


(In Trade)
December 02, 2019

In a letter to Lighthizer, the lawmakers say the system already is causing problems for U.S. companies and must be “closely examined and considered in all relevant U.S. government reports.”


(Daily News)
November 27, 2019

The Mexican government has received U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement proposals crafted by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and a group of House Democrats, Mexico’s chief trade negotiator said on Wednesday, adding that he initially had found them acceptable.


(In Trade)
November 27, 2019

The U.S. had agreed to hold off on imposing tariffs for at least 90 days following an August meeting between Presidents Trump and Macron.


(Daily News)
November 27, 2019

A group of outside advisers to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is calling for more robust cybersecurity and information communications technology accords between the U.S. and Japan.


(In Trade)
November 26, 2019

Mexico and Canada must be informed of any deal struck in the U.S.


(In Trade)
November 26, 2019

Mexico and Canada must be informed of any deal struck in the U.S.


(Daily News)
November 25, 2019

As a U.S. trade delegation visited New Delhi last week, U.S. industry sources expressed some optimism about the pace of negotiations on a limited trade deal but said they were unsure whether a resolution could be reached before the end of 2019 and the start of U.S. presidential elections.


(Daily News)
November 20, 2019

A World Trade Organization compliance panel last week found the U.S. had appropriately labeled an Indian minerals corporation as a public body despite India’s claim that the Commerce Department again misapplied the controversial standard when it issued new final determinations following a 2014 Appellate Body report.


(In Trade)
November 19, 2019

No administration officials are scheduled to appear at Wednesday’s hearing.


(In Trade)
November 18, 2019

The U.S. is expected to send deputy-level officials following last week's meeting between U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Indian Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal.


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