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USTR

(Daily News)
July 25, 2019

The U.S. and India should set an ambitious goal for their trading relationship to better manage trade tensions between the two countries, the head of a major business group tells Inside U.S. Trade.


(In Trade)
July 24, 2019

“Time is short, and immediate action is necessary.”


(In Trade)
July 23, 2019

On the agenda: The U.S. goods deficit and “the pressing trade concerns at the heart of the ongoing GSP reviews of pork market access and worker rights in Thailand,” USTR said.


(In Trade)
July 18, 2019

The report recommends that U.S. and India seek modest short-term agreements in lieu of a broader free trade deal.


(Daily News)
July 16, 2019

Congressional Democrats want to ensure a vote on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement does not “languish into next year,” House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) told reporters on Tuesday after meeting with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).


(In Trade)
July 15, 2019

The Working Group also discussed financial services; sustainability/labor, environment; trade remedies; industrial subsidies; intellectual property; anti-corruption and small and medium-sized enterprises,” according to USTR.


(In Trade)
July 12, 2019

The letter calls for amending the deal to reflect “the balance achieved in the bipartisan May 10, 2007, agreement.”


(Daily News)
July 12, 2019

The U.S. and India are at a “pivotal juncture” in their trade relationship, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Jeffrey Gerrish said on Thursday, acknowledging the possibility of additional U.S. trade actions – including a Section 301 investigation – if New Delhi moves ahead with policies the U.S. has deemed unacceptable.


(Daily News)
July 11, 2019

House Democrats tapped to work with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on outstanding concerns with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement lauded progress after talks on Wednesday, though one lawmaker assigned to address labor issues said tensions were rising over the pace of negotiations.


(In Trade)
July 11, 2019

On the agenda: Whether the French tax is discriminatory, whether it “burdens or restricts U.S. commerce,” if it violates France’s World Trade Organization obligations, and what actions, if any, the U.S. should take in response.


(Daily News)
July 10, 2019

The leaders of the Senate Finance Committee, the ranking member of the House Ways & Means Committee and several business groups on Wednesday immediately threw their support behind the Trump administration’s decision to launch a Section 301 investigation into a French digital services tax that will hit U.S. technology companies.


(Daily News)
July 10, 2019

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is expected to launch a Section 301 investigation into French digital services taxes U.S. lawmakers and business groups say unfairly target U.S. tech companies, sources tell Inside U.S. Trade.


(Daily News)
July 09, 2019

Tuesday marked the first day the Trump administration could legally send a U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement implementing bill to Capitol Hill, but National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said the draft legislation was unlikely to be submitted before House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) gave the go-ahead.


(In Trade)
July 09, 2019

Senators and House members from Iowa, Oregon, New York and California are on the schedule for Liam Fox, as is Ivanka Trump.


(In Trade)
July 09, 2019

Despite USMCA, they say, U.S. producers “remain concerned that access to Canada’s market will continue to be inhibited based on Canada’s requirement that strictly limits the varieties of wheat that can be included in its premium classes.”


(In Trade)
July 09, 2019

Stephen Vaughn will be a partner in the firm's international trade division.


(In Trade)
July 09, 2019

The U.S. says Korea's Fair Trade Commission, which handles antitrust issues, denies U.S. companies “due process rights under the agreement that are necessary to secure a fair competition hearing.”


(In Trade)
July 05, 2019

The deputy foreign minister said the deal would not be re-opened, but told Reuters Mexico and the U.S. were discussing other ways to ensure the U.S. could “initiate a panel against Mexico on labor standards.”


(Daily News)
July 03, 2019

A delegation from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is slated to travel to India next week to resume trade talks that fell apart earlier this year, according to reports and sources.


(In Trade)
July 03, 2019

GSP benefits for approved products will go into effect on Nov. 1.


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