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USTR

(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.”


(In Trade)
May 14, 2019

Freeland will visit Washington, DC, on Wednesday to discuss Section 232 tariffs with U.S. officials and lawmakers.


(In Trade)
May 13, 2019

A public hearing will be held on June 17.


(In Trade)
May 10, 2019

The fourth tranche will cover “essentially all remaining imports from China, which are valued at approximately $300 billion,” Lighthizer said.


(Daily News)
May 10, 2019

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer this week showed a new “willingness” to address the Democrats' concerns with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, according to Rep. Pramila Jayapal (WA), co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, which met with the USTR on Thursday.  


(In Trade)
May 10, 2019

“Talks with China continue in a very congenial manner – there is absolutely no need to rush.”


(Daily News)
May 08, 2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other Democrats are continuing to engage with the administration about their concerns with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, but an accord on how -- or if -- to proceed toward a vote remains far from certain, lawmakers said this week.


(In Trade)
May 08, 2019

“Guess what, that’s not going to happen! China has just informed us that they (Vice-Premier) are now coming to the U.S. to make a deal. We’ll see, but I am very happy with over $100 Billion a year in Tariffs filling U.S. coffers...great for U.S., not good for China!”


(In Trade)
May 07, 2019

“Things that are unfavourable to us, no matter how you ask, we will not take any step back. Do not even think about it.”


(Daily News)
May 06, 2019

President Trump’s decision to raise tariffs on Chinese goods was sparked by Beijing's decision to renege on a series of commitments it had made in trade talks, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mncuhin said on Monday.


(Daily News)
May 05, 2019

President Trump on Sunday promised to impose 25 percent tariffs on the $325 billion worth of Chinese goods that have not yet been subject to U.S. tariffs and said he would raise 10 percent tariffs on $200 billion worth of goods to 25 percent late this week.


(In Trade)
May 03, 2019

“No party – in the United States or India – would benefit from terminating GSP benefits.”


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