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USTR

(Daily News)
December 10, 2020

U.S.-Ecuador trade negotiations during the Biden administration might prove even more constructive than they were under President Trump, the country’s ambassador to the U.S., Ivonne Baki, told Inside U.S. Trade this week.


(Daily News)
December 10, 2020

House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) this week continued to press the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to take enforcement actions he said would "support Mexico’s labor reform" and address "persistent" violations, but sources say the coronavirus pandemic has made it challenging to submit and process challenges.


(Daily News)
December 10, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden’s pick for U.S. Trade Representative, Katherine Tai, will help the U.S. “dig out of the COVID-induced economic crisis,” he said on Thursday in formally announcing his intent to nominate her.


(In Trade)
December 10, 2020

“We can’t have trade agreements and obligations being nullified by these seven people and a staff that really controls them.”


(In Trade)
December 10, 2020

Korean President Moon Jae-In said on Tuesday that the country would consider joining CPTPP.


(Daily News)
December 09, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden plans to nominate Katherine Tai, chief Democratic trade counsel for the House Ways & Means Committee, for U.S. Trade Representative, according to multiple reports.


(Daily News)
December 09, 2020

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Wednesday laid out a four-pronged argument against Canada’s tariff-rate quota allocation measures in requesting dispute settlement consultations with Ottawa under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.


(Daily News)
December 09, 2020

Democratic House members on Wednesday blasted the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative for the “manner, speed and timing” of its limited trade arrangement with Ecuador, signed earlier this week.


(Daily News)
December 08, 2020

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Ecuadorian Minister of Production, Foreign Trade, Investments and Fisheries Iván Ontaneda on Tuesday signed a phase-one trade agreement that the USTR called “a foundation to a strong trading relationship.”


(In Trade)
December 08, 2020

“While Article 24.2 states that an environmental policy may not be a ‘disguised restriction on trade or investment,’ there is no indication that is applicable in this situation.”


(In Trade)
December 07, 2020

“Market access of products, particularly agricultural ones, will not be included. If a more complete treaty with the U.S. takes places, those subjects would be negotiated.”


(In Trade)
December 07, 2020

The association leaders sent a letter to U.S., Mexican and Canadian officials.


(Daily News)
December 06, 2020

The U.S. and Ecuador on Tuesday will sign a bilateral “phase-one trade agreement” during a ceremony featuring Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, according to officials from both countries.


(In Trade)
December 03, 2020

The commission will accept written submissions to inform the probe until Jan. 15


(In Trade)
December 03, 2020

William Kimmitt is a former partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP.


(In Trade)
December 02, 2020

“A limited, early removal of the most counterproductive ... could provide relief for U.S. manufacturing, while leaving the new Administration space to negotiate further tariff changes based on Chinese market access commitments.”


(Daily News)
December 01, 2020

A bipartisan group of senators on Tuesday urged U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to preserve U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement language benefiting foreign trade zone users instead of changing it in a technical corrections bill under consideration.


(Daily News)
December 01, 2020

A slew of Democratic demands tied to the renewal of the Generalized System of Preferences program -- set to expire this month -- are “not very appropriate,” Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) said on Tuesday, suggesting they could jeopardize the chances of an extension.


(In Trade)
November 24, 2020

The timber and currency hearings are set for Dec. 28 and 29, respectively.


(In Trade)
November 23, 2020

The new deadline is Dec. 16.


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