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USTR

(Daily News)
June 04, 2019

In a draft statement of administration action on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement sent to Congress last week, the Trump administration suggested the frequent use of Section 301 as a means of enforcing the deal while leaving several issues, including those flagged by Democrats as major concerns, as open “for discussion.”


(Daily News)
June 04, 2019

Mexican Foreign Affairs Secretary Marcelo Ebrard on Tuesday said there was a strong chance the U.S. and Mexico could strike an agreement on immigration issues ahead of threatened tariffs on Mexican imports, but President Trump, in London, contended “it’s more likely that the tariffs go on."


(Daily News)
June 03, 2019

If the United States moves ahead with plans to impose tariffs on Mexican imports, Mexico’s first recourse will be to seek the help of the international community, Economy Secretary Graciela Márquez Colín said on Monday.


(Daily News)
May 31, 2019

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative believes a trade deal with Europe completed under the terms laid out last year by President Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker would lead to an increase in the U.S. trade deficit with the EU, a concern that is complicating bilateral talks with Brussels, according to EU sources.


(In Trade)
May 30, 2019

“The draft SAA provides an outline for further discussions with Congress on these issues,” he told the House speaker. “We have included placeholders flagging areas we expect will be the focus of those conversations.”


(Daily News)
May 30, 2019

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer plans to send a draft statement of administrative action required on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement to Congress on Thursday, sources told Inside U.S. Trade, starting the 30-day clock allowing for the submission of final implementing legislation to Capitol Hill.


(Daily News)
May 30, 2019

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Thursday sent lawmakers a draft statement of administrative action on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, starting the 30-day clock allowing for the submission of final implementing legislation to Capitol Hill.


(Daily News)
May 29, 2019

Following high-level meetings and a congressional staff visit, Switzerland is rising on the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative’s list of targets for a free trade deal, sources tell Inside U.S. Trade.


(Daily News)
May 28, 2019

The U.S. on Tuesday blocked the European Union’s first request to establish a World Trade Organization dispute panel over the Commerce Department’s antidumping and countervailing duties on Spanish olives.


(In Trade)
May 23, 2019

Ministers said they instructed staff to “continue efforts to finalize trilateral text-based work ... to engage with other key WTO Members with the aim of initiating negotiations on stronger disciplines on industrial subsidies and state-owned enterprises.”


(In Trade)
May 22, 2019

The notice says 60,000 exclusion requests and 7,000 responses are expected.


(Daily News)
May 21, 2019

Senate Republicans believe congressional approval of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement would be aided by Canada opting to ratify the deal first, lawmakers told Inside U.S. Trade after meeting with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Tuesday. 


(In Trade)
May 21, 2019

“You might get some tangential stuff on other economic-related issues,” said CSIS'  Matthew Goodman, “but I doubt there will be anything on trade.”


(Daily News)
May 17, 2019

President Trump on Friday signed a proclamation setting a six-month deadline for the U.S. to reach a deal with the European Union and Japan to “address the threatened impairment of the national security with respect to imported automobiles and certain automobile parts.”


(Daily News)
May 15, 2019

Lawmakers representing districts with Boeing facilities have run out of patience over an aerospace subsidy dispute between the U.S. and European Union that has spanned over a decade, calling this week for the Trump administration to impose tariffs on the EU for “launch aid” subsidies to Airbus that the World Trade Organization has ruled are violations.


(Daily News)
May 15, 2019

After a Wednesday meeting with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, House Ways & Means Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) praised the “goodwill in the room” but said USTR’s proposal to address Democrats’ concerns with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement still had a “ways to go.”


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