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USTR

(In Trade)
February 28, 2019

“All of a sudden everything picked up. So we had line-by-line discussions on Thursday and Friday, and then it was extended to Saturday and Sunday. So I have to tell you, the progress has been terrific.”


(Daily News)
February 27, 2019

The Trump administration is eyeing a multi-tiered consultation process to enforce a trade deal between Washington and Beijing, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told the House Ways & Means Committee on Wednesday.


(Daily News)
February 27, 2019

Despite instructions from the House Appropriations Committee in a government funding package signed by the president earlier this month, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Wednesday signaled that a product-exclusion process for tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods would be instituted only if the 10 percent tariffs are increased to 25 percent.


(In Trade)
February 27, 2019

Rep. Doggett says “you can seek it only through delegation of congressional authority and you’re required to submit such an agreement if you’re lowering U.S. tariffs,” but the USTR says “we’re not changing any tariff lines” and not going through TPA.


(In Trade)
February 27, 2019

The USTR testifies that the administration is feeling “real urgency” in light of CPTPP and the EU-Japan trade deal.


(In Trade)
February 25, 2019

USTR's Special 301 subcommittee will hold a public hearing this week.


(Daily News)
February 22, 2019

President Trump announced on Friday that the U.S. and China had reached an agreement on “currency manipulation” in trade talks that were extended through the weekend, predicting that a “real” deal was more likely than not.


(In Trade)
February 22, 2019

“We need to ask the question and push for the answer with respect to ‘Can we have some timelines on when these tariffs will start to disappear so we can continue to be competitive around the world?’”


(In Trade)
February 20, 2019

The Feb. 27 hearing will come after U.S. and Chinese officials hold meetings in Washington, DC, this week.


(In Trade)
February 19, 2019

Japan is expected to invite President Trump to visit the country in late May, according to reports.


(In Trade)
February 13, 2019

The report was originally set to be submitted to USTR by Jan. 24.


(In Trade)
February 13, 2019

“This is a pivotal week,” said the Chamber of Commerce's Myron Brilliant. “It’s important for the two governments to negotiate a framework understanding.”


(Daily News)
February 13, 2019

Citing concerns with drug patenting and pricing practices, industry groups are urging the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to keep Colombia and Canada on its list of most egregious intellectual property violators this year, which would require USTR to launch action plans for each country.


(Daily News)
February 11, 2019

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said Monday that his department has been telling the White House and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer that the steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico should be lifted.


(Daily News)
February 11, 2019

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative could suspend India's Generalized System of Preferences benefits as soon as this month, further complicating prospects for a U.S.-India trade deal, according to reports and sources familiar with bilateral talks.


(In Trade)
February 05, 2019

Lighthizer: “Our farmers, ranchers, and food manufacturers and workers can compete against anyone in overseas markets, and input from our stakeholders can help guide President Trump’s trade strategy in opening these markets.”


(Daily News)
February 04, 2019

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative’s annual report to Congress on China’s compliance with World Trade Organization rules dismisses the reform efforts of a handful of WTO members because it says their proposals do not adequately address the threat China’s economic model poses to the multilateral trading system.


(In Trade)
February 04, 2019

The agreements will prevent trade disruption and include mutual recognition of certain spirits.


(In Trade)
February 01, 2019

Lighthizer, Mnuchin will travel to China later this month ahead of Trump’s planned Vietnam meeting with Kim Jong Un.


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