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USTR

(Daily News)
August 13, 2020

Lawmakers, local officials, seasonal growers and agriculture industry representatives on Thursday implored the Trump administration to take action against allegedly trade-distorting subsidies from the Mexican government for perishable produce exports to the U.S.


(Daily News)
August 12, 2020

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative will adjust the list of $7.5 billion in European goods subject to U.S. retaliatory tariffs stemming from subsidies the European Union provided to Boeing because EU member states have not taken action on six subsidies found to be inconsistent with World Trade Organization rules, USTR said on Wednesday.


(Daily News)
August 12, 2020

The U.S. and United Kingdom will exchange their first market-access offers between now and the next round of negotiations in early September, British Trade Secretary Liz Truss said on Wednesday.


(In Trade)
August 11, 2020

Sen. Rubio and other Florida lawmakers will be the first to testify, followed by panels of agricultural group representatives and seasonal growers.


(In Trade)
August 10, 2020

CSIS’ Claire Reade, a former USTR official, says President Trump might want to preserve the deal “at least through the election.”


(In Trade)
August 10, 2020

The International Dairy Foods Association writes that the EU is dominating the market in Kenya.


(Daily News)
August 07, 2020

The Canadian government next month will apply tariffs on approximately $2.7 billion worth of U.S. aluminum and aluminum-containing products in response to the Trump administration’s re-imposition of Section 232 tariffs on Canadian aluminum, the country’s deputy prime minister announced on Friday.


(In Trade)
August 07, 2020

“Sunlight remains the ultimate disinfectant, and that is especially true when it comes to our trade policy,” said Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ).


(Daily News)
August 07, 2020

The National Association of Home Builders is urging the Trump administration to prioritize resolving the longstanding U.S.-Canada softwood lumber trade dispute as the group’s members grapple with domestic shortages and spiked prices amid the coronavirus pandemic.


(Daily News)
August 05, 2020

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer this week defended the administration’s use of funds appropriated to implement the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which has been slowed by the pandemic, and said Mexico was ahead of the curve in meeting some of its labor obligations.


(Daily News)
August 04, 2020

The United States discriminating against TikTok because it is owned by a Chinese company runs afoul of World Trade Organization rules, a Chinese spokesman claimed on Tuesday, arguing the U.S.’ expansive definition of “national security” subjects foreign companies to politically-motivated restrictions.


(Daily News)
August 04, 2020

Negotiators from the U.S. and Kenya will resume virtual negotiations on a potential trade deal this week, sources told Inside U.S. Trade.


(In Trade)
August 03, 2020

The vote was 24-4.


(Daily News)
July 31, 2020

Senior U.S. and Mexican officials are discussing the establishment of a consultation mechanism to align the region’s “essential sectors” and target supply chains that could be reshored, Mexican Ambassador to the U.S. Martha Bárcena told Inside U.S. Trade on Thursday.


(Daily News)
July 30, 2020

The U.S. could impose new Section 232 restrictions on Canadian aluminum as soon as Friday, sources tell Inside U.S. Trade.


(In Trade)
July 30, 2020

The group urges the administration to “improve upon the template” established by USMCA.


(Daily News)
July 30, 2020

Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) this week made appeals for the U.S. to pursue a trade deal with Taiwan.


(Daily News)
July 28, 2020

A COVID-19 relief proposal introduced by Senate Republicans this week includes language on reducing U.S. reliance on China, facilitating domestic supply chain restoration, semiconductor production and mineral security.


(Daily News)
July 27, 2020

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation trade ministers this weekend committed to ensuring any trade measures imposed in response to COVID-19 are “in accordance” with World Trade Organization obligations and also pledged to coordinate on “unnecessary” trade barriers to essential goods.


(Daily News)
July 24, 2020

Funds appropriated to implement the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement are not being distributed in a manner consistent with the “spirit” of the deal, a group of Democratic lawmakers said this week, urging the administration to ensure the money is properly allocated.


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