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USTR

(In Trade)
April 01, 2021

Tai continues world tour talking with counterparts in Kenya, Vietnam, South Africa, Turkey and New Zealand


(Daily News)
April 01, 2021

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai on Thursday urged Vietnam to address U.S. concerns with the country’s currency practices, which were outlined by the outgoing Trump administration in a January report on a Section 301 investigation that did not lead to any new tariffs or trade restrictions.


(Daily News)
March 31, 2021

China still “has work to do” on intellectual property rights protection improvements mandated under its phase-one trade deal with the U.S., the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative says in its annual National Trade Estimate, an exhaustive list of concerns about trade barriers worldwide.


(In Trade)
March 31, 2021

The countries also “agreed to launch an additional working group on digital trade.”


(Daily News)
March 30, 2021

U.S. Customs and Border Protection stands ready to implement U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement auto rules no matter how they are interpreted by the Biden administration, a senior official said last week, as some in the industry look to change the Trump administration’s take.


(In Trade)
March 30, 2021

“This waiver is as vague as it is broad, removing patent, industrial designs, copyright, and trade secret protection for any products and services so long as they can be tied to COVID-19.”


(Daily News)
March 30, 2021

The U.S. is not planning to put U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement dispute resolution mechanisms to use anytime soon to address ongoing concerns with Mexico’s agriculture practices, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Friday.


(Daily News)
March 29, 2021

The United Kingdom and India defended their digital services taxes this week after the U.S. on Friday announced it would seek comments on a list of tariffs it could impose on a handful of countries in retaliation for DSTs, which the U.S. says unfairly target major American tech companies.


(In Trade)
March 29, 2021

“The United States supports the people of Burma in their efforts to restore a democratically elected government, which has been the foundation of Burma’s economic growth and reform,” USTR Katherine Tai said.


(Daily News)
March 29, 2021

The co-chairs of the congressional Digital Trade Caucus want U.S. Trade Representative Katherina Tai to “embrace a bold digital trade strategy” that pushes back on what they allege are protectionist and discriminatory policies originating in Europe and Asia.


(Daily News)
March 26, 2021

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is mulling tariffs on $880 billion in goods from six countries that have imposed digital services taxes, the agency announced on Friday, requesting public comment as it pursues “next steps” in Section 301 investigations begun during the Trump administration.


(In Trade)
March 26, 2021

A week of introductory discussions was slated to continue on Friday, USTR said.


(Daily News)
March 26, 2021

If the World Trade Organization is a slowly sinking ship, as some argue, then one of its biggest leaks – a gaping hole, in the eyes of the U.S., European Union and others – is the organization's failure to rein in the trade-distorting practices of China’s state capitalist system. Can the WTO plug that hole? Or is it already too far underwater?


(In Trade)
March 25, 2021

After serving as a Republican senator from Tennessee, Brock became Reagan’s Trade Representative and, later, Labor secretary.


(Daily News)
March 25, 2021

The U.S. and India have agreed to “revitalize engagement” via the U.S.-India Trade Policy Forum, inactive since 2018, pledging on Thursday to hold a ministerial-level meeting this year.


(Daily News)
March 25, 2021

Ecuador’s upcoming change in administration will not alter the country’s focus on bolstering trade with the U.S., a senior Ecuadorian trade official who met with U.S. lawmakers and interest groups this week tells Inside U.S. Trade.


(Daily News)
March 24, 2021

The U.S. should roll back “unwarranted, ineffective and self-defeating” tariffs imposed by the Trump administration, a coalition of 37 trade associations representing business and agriculture interests said on Wednesday.


(In Trade)
March 24, 2021

The USTR and her counterpart addressed “large non-market economies,” aircraft subsidies, WTO reform and more.


(In Trade)
March 23, 2021

The ‘Toasts Not Tariffs Coalition’ says “absent urgent action … we fear many small U.S. distilleries and wineries will be destroyed.”


(In Trade)
March 23, 2021

USMCA’s implementation and Mexican labor reform efforts also were discussed.


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