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USTR

(In Trade)
September 30, 2020

The investigation is part of a plan released by USTR earlier this month to appease U.S. seasonal growers.


(Daily News)
September 28, 2020

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is pushing to amend the law implementing the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement to strip preferential treatment from companies operating in foreign trade zones, National Association of Foreign Trade Zones President Erik Autor said last week.


(Daily News)
September 25, 2020

The Trump administration should swiftly “seize the opportunity” to conclude a limited deal with New Delhi, a former U.S. negotiator in charge of the India portfolio said this week, contending the U.S. should do so before India gets “cold feet.”


(Daily News)
September 24, 2020

The European Commission’s proposal to implement the recently announced tariff agreement with the U.S. allows the bloc to reinstate the duties on lobster if the U.S. imposes new measures on the European Union that “undermine” the relationship -- an effort to ensure the bloc is “not naive,” a Commission trade official said on Thursday.


(Daily News)
September 24, 2020

The renewal of two key trade programs could be in jeopardy due to unrelated political considerations such as a bruising Supreme Court nomination fight and “how raw feelings are” in the aftermath of the election, according to House Ways & Means trade subcommittee Chairman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR).


(Daily News)
September 24, 2020

In a last-ditch effort to reverse the Trump administration’s tariffs on goods from China, thousands of importers have filed lawsuits at the Court of International Trade hoping for refunds, though some lawyers familiar with the litigation are skeptical it will succeed.  


(Daily News)
September 22, 2020

The U.S. and the United Kingdom’s bilateral trade negotiations have progressed to “advanced stages,” with negotiators consolidating text in a majority of chapters of a potential deal, British Trade Secretary Liz Truss said on Tuesday.


(In Trade)
September 22, 2020

The quota increased from 230,000 to 310,000 tons, according Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.


(Daily News)
September 21, 2020

Trade negotiators from Washington and Nairobi will exchange text during their next round of discussions in October, sources tell Inside U.S. Trade.


(Daily News)
September 17, 2020

U.S. trading partners dealing with Trump administration trade officials are keeping an eye on November -- and some believe “we're going to go back to where we were” if Joe Biden wins the presidential election, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said this week.


(In Trade)
September 17, 2020

“Long-term renewal of the GSP would allow American businesses to better plan for the future and could lead to increased use of the program.”


(In Trade)
September 15, 2020

Freeland: “We have not negotiated an agreement with the U.S. on quotas. What has happened today is that the United States has chosen to unilaterally lift its tariffs on Canadian aluminum exports.”


(Daily News)
September 15, 2020

Following consultations with the Canadian government, the U.S. will refrain from imposing a 10 percent tariff on non-alloyed, unwrought aluminum from Canada, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said on Tuesday.  


(Daily News)
September 15, 2020

A World Trade Organization dispute settlement panel on Tuesday ruled U.S. Section 301 tariffs on Chinese goods violate WTO rules, rejecting U.S. claims that the two sides had reached a mutual resolution to the case and that the duties were needed to protect public morals.


(Daily News)
September 14, 2020

The U.S. and Brazil on Monday will begin “results-oriented” discussions on ways to improve market access for ethanol, sugar and corn, the countries announced last week.


(Daily News)
September 11, 2020

With a robust and challenging domestic agenda likely to occupy a Biden administration if the former vice president wins in November, trade issues -- including World Trade Organization reform -- are unlikely to be a top priority, former U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick said on Thursday, suggesting a strong USTR will be needed to facilitate real progress in Geneva.


(Daily News)
September 11, 2020

President Trump will continue to push for unilateral concessions from China if he is re-elected, according to one of his former trade advisers, while a Biden administration will “clarify” U.S. trade goals with Beijing while recruiting allies to help rein in China’s trade practices.


(Daily News)
September 10, 2020

Efforts to correct drafting errors in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement implementing bill are facing roadblocks, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) said this week, adding that he hopes to address the provisions before the end of the year.


(In Trade)
September 09, 2020

“The tariffs will make products from a F-35 jet to a washing machine to a can of beer more expensive, thus making the value chain weaker and negatively impacting our economy.”


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