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USTR

(Daily News)
July 09, 2020

A resolution to the long-running Boeing-Airbus dispute can’t be reached until the European Union not only commits to ending its subsidization, but also agrees to pay back “some element” of the subsidies, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said on Thursday.


(Daily News)
July 08, 2020

Citing market-access disadvantages, 50 House lawmakers from both sides of the aisle this week called on the administration to “swiftly” pursue a comprehensive phase-two deal with the Japan.


(Daily News)
July 08, 2020

The U.S. and Kenya on Wednesday kicked off a two-week first round of trade talks and agreed on a framework for U.S. technical assistance and capacity-building efforts in Kenya, according to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.


(Daily News)
July 07, 2020

Kenya will need capacity-building assistance from the U.S. to raise its standards and meet U.S. expectations for a bilateral trade deal, a Kenyan official told the U.S. International Trade Commission on Tuesday.


(Daily News)
July 06, 2020

The U.S. and China should focus on the implementation of their initial trade deal, a coalition of key business groups told the administration this week, contending it will liven up the global economy and provide momentum for a phase-two agreement.


(In Trade)
July 06, 2020

Former General Counsel Jennifer Hillman and former Associate General Counsel Kathleen Claussen were among the “non-national” prospective panelists agreed to by Canada and Mexico.


(Daily News)
July 02, 2020

Democratic lawmakers are pressing U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer for additional information about two agency employees they say solicited consulting work from private companies while still employed by USTR, arguing the conduct “raises questions” about agency ethics policies.


(Daily News)
July 02, 2020

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative on Wednesday fired back at European Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan after he questioned whether the U.S. could unilaterally declare it is in compliance with a World Trade Organization ruling over subsidies U.S. states have provided to Boeing.


(In Trade)
July 01, 2020

Asked in an interview about a purported phase-two deal if he wins re-election, the president said “I will sort of hold that answer in abeyance.”


(Daily News)
July 01, 2020

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has announced a roster of panelists eligible to serve on state-to-state dispute settlement panels as well as appointees to oversee the enforcement of a new rapid-response mechanism under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.


(Daily News)
June 30, 2020

The second round of U.S.-United Kingdom trade talks “advanced” a number of chapters and included “detailed discussions on text,” British Trade Secretary Liz Truss said on Tuesday, though she did not indicate that any chapters were successfully closed out as U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer predicted earlier this month.


(In Trade)
June 30, 2020

Law.com says the deputy USTR will return to Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.


(Daily News)
June 30, 2020

Trade negotiations between Washington and Nairobi are scheduled to begin next Tuesday, according to Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta.


(Daily News)
June 29, 2020

An interagency committee charged with monitoring the enforcement of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement’s labor obligations is inviting public comments on procedures for submissions alleging violations.


(In Trade)
May 21, 2020

“We fully expect this agreement to be a success.”


(In Trade)
May 20, 2020

“And hopefully we're going to get those four years, because this has been a directional change; these things take time.”


(Daily News)
May 19, 2020

The Trump administration should enact a multi-faceted approach to the coronavirus pandemic that avoids major disruptions to the supply chain in the short term and boosts U.S. manufacturing and human capital in relevant industries over the long term, industry executives said this week.


(Daily News)
May 18, 2020

The first round of negotiations between the U.S. and United Kingdom, which ended last week, was “positive and constructive,” British trade secretary Elizabeth Truss said on Monday, adding that the two sides placed “significant emphasis” on post-pandemic recovery and identified digital trade, services and investment as mutually high-ambition areas.


(Daily News)
May 18, 2020

Jennifer Prescott, assistant U.S. Trade Representative for environment and natural resources since 2013, has left the agency to take a position with Amazon Web Services.


(Daily News)
May 18, 2020

Jennifer Prescott, assistant U.S. Trade Representative for environment and natural resources since 2013, has left the agency to take a position with Amazon Web Services.


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