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USTR

(In Trade)
December 21, 2020

“For climate action to be a day-one priority, the work cannot wait until January 20, 2021 – it must begin now as you determine your personnel appointments.”


(Daily News)
December 21, 2020

A proposal addressing technical corrections to the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement is part of an omnibus legislative package expected to be passed by Congress on Monday, sources tell Inside U.S. Trade.


(Daily News)
December 21, 2020

A slate of technical corrections to the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement was included in an omnibus legislative package expected to be passed by Congress on Monday.


(Daily News)
December 21, 2020

The U.S. should not include controversial language on internet liability protection for online companies in a trade agreement with the United Kingdom, a bipartisan group of senators told U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer last week.


(Daily News)
December 21, 2020

A broad group of industry associations and business groups wants the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to put the brakes on a probe of Vietnam’s currency practices after the Treasury Department this week named the country a currency manipulator.


(Daily News)
December 18, 2020

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is aiming to release the results of Section 301 investigations into digital services taxes being considered by 10 countries in early January, Inside U.S. Trade has learned.


(In Trade)
December 18, 2020

Charlene Barshefsky: Biden’s pick “needs to know what she thinks, because she’ll do more negotiating within the administration than she ever will with a foreign party.”


(In Trade)
December 17, 2020

“We have somebody who is an experienced trade lawyer who understands how the Hill works, which is, I think, enabling the new administration to hit the ground running.”


(In Trade)
December 17, 2020

“Tough compromises … have to be made. And those are things that tend to come towards the end of a negotiation.”


(Daily News)
December 16, 2020

Brazil’s decision to impose a 20 percent tariff on all U.S. ethanol imports this week, after market-access talks ended without a deal, has drawn the ire of industry groups now calling on the incoming Biden administration to respond in kind.


(In Trade)
December 16, 2020

Biden’s pick for USTR discussed “worker” and “environmental protections” with Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) on Wednesday.


(Daily News)
December 16, 2020

The U.S. and India are not “far away” from concluding a limited market-access deal that likely won’t be forged before the end of the Trump administration, outgoing U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said on Wednesday, advocating for a comprehensive trade agreement between the two.


(Daily News)
December 15, 2020

The World Trade Organization is not suffering from a lack of trust but a “lack of like-mindedness” on key issues, U.S. Ambassador Dennis Shea said on Monday, delivering a parting message to colleagues in Geneva urging members build a “shared purpose” centered on shared values.


(Daily News)
December 15, 2020

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) on Tuesday said renewing the Generalized System of Preferences could be “very difficult” before it expires at the end of the year.


(Daily News)
December 15, 2020

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer appeared on Monday to dash the dreams of a last-minute Boeing-Airbus resolution while he’s still in office, or a nearly complete U.S.-United Kingdom deal to hand off to the Biden administration.


(In Trade)
December 14, 2020

Exclusion extensions would “help with pandemic response” and “save jobs, businesses, and livelihoods,” they wrote.


(In Trade)
December 14, 2020

Only written comments will be solicited for the report, due by April 30.


(Daily News)
December 11, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden’s choice for U.S. Trade Representative, Katherine Tai, said on Friday that she planned to “harness” U.S. trade relationships to help the administration revitalize the economy.


(Daily News)
December 11, 2020

The Biden administration could achieve significant trade, energy and supply chain-related goals by better securing domestic access to rare earth minerals, private-sector representatives and an Energy Department official said this week.


(In Trade)
December 10, 2020

“America’s labor movement was proud to partner with her to craft the North American Free Trade Agreement’s long-overdue replacement … with enforceable labor rights at its core.”


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