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“[W]e are concerned that Canada is pursuing a number of problematic proposals and actions that could significantly limit the ability of U.S. companies to export their goods and services.”

Tue, 5:29 PM

Raimondo says they will “help ensure malign actors do not have access to the cutting-edge technology that can be used against America and our allies.”

Tue, 4:24 PM

“Too often, trade rules are invoked to influence domestic policy making. In many cases, the objective is to weaken the regulatory ambition to better protect consumers.”

Mon, 5:30 PM

A handy rundown of the week's newsworthy events.

Mon, 4:45 PM

Citing USMCA, the Mexican Economy Ministry said it would engage with the U.S. to develop a remediation plan.

Fri, 4:25 PM
By Margaret Spiegelman

Canada continues to provide the major share of its dairy tariff-rate quotas to processors -- and in some cases might be providing them even greater access than it had prior to an adverse ruling on the practice by a U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement dispute settlement panel, the U.S. contends in its second challenge of Ottawa’s dairy policies.

By Hannah Monicken

The trans-Atlantic trade and investment relationship in 2022 proved “remarkably resilient” despite shocks, uncertainties and other challenges, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union said this week, citing “record-breaking” trade in goods and services while predicting a slow start to 2023 before growth picks up again.

By Margaret Spiegelman

Key parts of Mexico’s entrenched, company-friendly labor system could remain in place past the country’s May 1 deadline to implement reforms mandated under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, according to a congressionally mandated report issued on Monday.

By Margaret Spiegelman

The U.S. has prepared a first draft of a developing agreement with the European Union to help the bloc’s industry access new tax credits for electric vehicles under the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act, according to European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis, who says he will share the early outline with EU lawmakers on Tuesday.

By Hannah Monicken

Importers will appeal a recent Court of International Trade ruling that sustained the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative’s newly added reasoning for imposing the third and fourth lists of Section 301 tariffs on Chinese goods.

By Margaret Spiegelman

New Buy America rules are beginning to put a damper on U.S. sourcing from Canadian suppliers of construction materials, the Canadian government has told the administration, urging the Office of Management and Budget to rethink its latest guidance on those rules to reflect the “unique nature” of the U.S.-Canada trading relationship.

  • China this week proposed that the World Trade Organization’s environment committee take up individual climate-related measures implemented by members that could have “significant impact” on trade, allowing the body to discuss, among other issues, the legal basis of a country’s approach, its consistency with WTO rules and how it would be implemented.

  • The U.S. this week formally joined plurilateral talks at the World Trade Organization focused on reducing plastics pollution and facilitating more sustainable plastics trade.