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USTR

(In Trade)
January 11, 2021

“We’ve been buying more and more timber from the U.S.”


(In Trade)
January 11, 2021

“Taiwan-U.S. relations have been elevated to a global partnership,” Taiwan’s foreign minister said.


(In Trade)
January 08, 2021

“Responding with tariffs would undermine American global competitiveness and harm American businesses and consumers at a time when they can least afford it.”


(Daily News)
January 08, 2021

The U.S. and Vietnam are working to resolve trade issues to pre-empt the imposition of Section 301 tariffs, a source familiar with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative’s twin investigations into Vietnamese trade practices told Inside U.S. Trade on Thursday.


(Daily News)
January 07, 2021

The U.S. Trade Representative has suspended tariffs on French goods that were set to go into effect this week following a Section 301 investigation of France’s digital services tax, USTR announced on Thursday.


(In Trade)
January 07, 2021

President-elect Biden’s pick for USTR is scheduled to deliver a keynote address on Jan. 12.


(Daily News)
January 06, 2021

Digital services taxes imposed by India, Italy and Turkey discriminate against U.S. companies, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said on Wednesday, issuing individual reports on its Section 301 investigations into the three countries but deferring action, for now.


(In Trade)
January 06, 2021

“Imports are crucial both to meet current demand and to continue to grow the market for the benefit of all growers, domestic and abroad.”


(Daily News)
January 06, 2021

Outgoing U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer is considering a 90-day delay for tariffs on $1.3 billion worth of French goods in response to France’s digital services tax and plans soon to announce the results of four Section 301 investigations into similar taxes being considered by other countries, sources tell Inside U.S. Trade.


(Daily News)
January 05, 2021

If the outgoing Trump administration moves forward with imposing Section 301 tariffs on goods from Vietnam, companies and other critics will have little time to express opposition before President-elect Biden is inaugurated.


(In Trade)
January 04, 2021

The USTR general council also serves as acting deputy for China affairs.


(In Trade)
December 31, 2020

“The EU will engage with the new U.S. administration at the earliest possible moment to continue these negotiations and find a lasting solution to the dispute.”


(Daily News)
December 30, 2020

The Trump administration is imposing tariffs on additional goods from Europe in response to what it says were unfair calculations made by the European Union in its approach to retaliating against the U.S. for subsidies provided to Boeing, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said on Wednesday. 


(In Trade)
December 30, 2020

The extensions are set to last through March.


(Daily News)
December 30, 2020

Several industry groups on Tuesday urged the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative not to impose tariffs on Vietnam in response to alleged currency undervaluation, arguing the rising U.S. trade deficit with Vietnam is the result of Section 301 tariffs on China and warning that new tariffs would harm U.S. interests and consumers.


(Daily News)
December 28, 2020

While unions and Democratic lawmakers are eager to put the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement’s new labor enforcement mechanisms to use, two officials overseeing the implementation of the deal recently took pains to note the substantial nature of Mexico’s labor reforms – and to stress that the road ahead won’t always be smooth. 


(Daily News)
December 24, 2020

With less than a month to go before Inauguration Day, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has yet to comment on what, if anything, it is doing to cooperate with the transition team set up by President-elect Joe Biden to smooth the transfer of power for his new team.


(In Trade)
December 23, 2020

The call came as Vietnam faces increased scrutiny in the waning days of the Trump administration.


(Daily News)
December 23, 2020

The World Trade Organization should treat a country’s failure to uphold basic environmental standards as a subsidy and allow other members to impose countervailing duties to offset the benefit received by an industry that does not meet “a threshold of fundamental standards,” the U.S. proposed in Geneva last week.


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