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USTR

(In Trade)
November 19, 2018

“Our industries want to support this new agreement when it faces Congressional review, but that depends heavily on having an overall package that benefits, rather than harms, our long-term ability to survive in a global economy.”


(Daily News)
November 16, 2018

After speaking with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Thursday, Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) said the two were on the same page on changes that must be made for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement to receive support from Democrats.


(Daily News)
November 15, 2018

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has not told industry executives that future Section 301 tariffs on Chinese goods were on hold, his office told Inside U.S. Trade on Thursday.


(In Trade)
November 15, 2018

After a nine-year hiatus, the countries “discussed a broad range of issues, including bilateral trade and investment flows, cooperation projects, intellectual property aspects related to trade, investment issues, and trade in agricultural and fishery products.”


(In Trade)
November 15, 2018

The deadline for public comments is Jan. 15 and the hearing will be Jan. 29.


(Daily News)
November 14, 2018

Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Jeffrey Gerrish will attend the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum this week, though substantive outcomes are not expected.


(Daily News)
November 14, 2018

The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission is recommending that Congress review with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative the possibility of initiating cases at the World Trade Organization challenging Chinese trade abuses using the rarely cited non-violation clause of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.


(Daily News)
November 08, 2018

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer is considering opening an investigation into Chinese labor practices, eyeing the use of the Section 301 statute already employed to justify massive tariffs on Chinese goods, sources tell Inside U.S. Trade.


(In Trade)
November 07, 2018

“Strong digital trade outcomes in the EU, Japan, and UK negotiations will help counter growing restrictions on U.S. trade and set examples for other countries developing their own rules.”


(Daily News)
November 07, 2018

Business and technology groups have zeroed in on data localization requirements and other unilateral policies as significant trade barriers warranting attention in the next National Trade Estimate.


(In Trade)
November 05, 2018

The Association for Accessible Medicines, AFL-CIO, AARP, Blue Cross Blue Shield and others say the deal could “exacerbate the problem of high prescription drug prices.”


(In Trade)
November 04, 2018

The AFL-CIO had urged the administration to end the country’s benefits due to the practice of slavery in the country.


(Daily News)
November 02, 2018

A joint proposal on transparency issued by the United States, European Union, Japan, Argentina and Costa Rica would strip members of the World Trade Organization of their rights in the body if they fail to live up to the notification commitments prescribed in the WTO agreements.


(Daily News)
November 01, 2018

The U.S.-India Trade Policy Forum, slated for this week, has been delayed as trade talks between the two countries have failed to generate enough momentum to justify a tentative plan for U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to travel to New Delhi, sources told Inside U.S. Trade.


(Daily News)
November 01, 2018

Industry groups this week weighed in on the economic impacts of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, with several calling on the U.S. International Trade Commission to scrutinize how new auto rule-of-origin provisions will impact certain sectors.


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