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USTR

(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.”


(Daily News)
August 24, 2020

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He held a much-anticipated six-month check-in on the U.S.-China phase-one trade agreement on Monday night, saying they “see progress” and are committed to implementing the deal.


(Daily News)
August 24, 2020

The tariff-reduction deal announced last week by the U.S. and the European Union is a testament to the advocacy of Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) and other Maine lawmakers, a top U.S. trade official said on Monday, calling the accord a “great result that hopefully will yield further agreement.”


(Daily News)
August 24, 2020

A World Trade Organization dispute settlement panel on Monday ruled the U.S. inappropriately applied countervailing duties on Canadian softwood lumber, prompting U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to hold up the ruling as an example of the flaws of the WTO’s dispute settlement system in claiming the U.S. would “reject” the verdict.


(Daily News)
August 21, 2020

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Friday began to answer the question many in Geneva have long been asking: What does the U.S. want from the World Trade Organization? And the answer is, largely, a total reset in five acts -- on tariffs, on bilateral free trade agreements, on special and differential treatment, on rules and on dispute settlement.


(Daily News)
August 21, 2020

The U.S. and the European Union on Friday announced a tariff agreement aimed at increasing trans-Atlantic market access, calling it the first such deal between Washington and Brussels in more than two decades.


(In Trade)
August 21, 2020

“We negotiated the dickens out of those,” Gregg Doud said of the deal’s agricultural provisions.


(In Trade)
August 20, 2020

Written feedback is due by Sept. 21.


(Daily News)
August 20, 2020

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Thursday pleaded for help from lawmakers, agriculture industry representatives and farmers as the administration works to develop a “realistic” solution to their longstanding concerns that imports of seasonal products from Mexico are harming the U.S. industry.


(Daily News)
August 20, 2020

The U.S. and China will hold a high-level check-in on the implementation of the phase-one trade deal in the “coming days,” the Chinese Ministry of Commerce said on Thursday.


(Daily News)
August 19, 2020

Key members of the Congressional India Caucus, along with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-India Business Council, are hopeful the U.S. and India can strike a limited trade deal ahead of the U.S. presidential election.


(Daily News)
August 19, 2020

The phase-one trade agreement between the U.S. and China has been heralded as the lone remaining bright spot in the rapidly deteriorating U.S.-Sino relationship, but a six-month check-in between U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and his Chinese counterpart will not be held because the Trump administration is “frustrated” by the spread of the coronavirus, according to White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.


(In Trade)
August 18, 2020

Three GOP senators urge the Trump administration to use “all available mechanisms” to ensure Mexican market access for U.S. potatoes.


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