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Australia hopes negotiations will lead to a regional agreement “so that America, Australia, Singapore, Japan and others can set the rules and standards in the region,” the ambassador said.

Tue, 11:10 AM

Another look at key events during a busy week.

Mon, 4:16 PM

A deeper dive into the White House’s report on the administration’s 100-day reviews.

Mon, 11:54 AM

“We intend to use our positions atop the Senate’s trade panel, as a Delaware Democrat and a Texas Republican, to speak with one voice on the need to reengage in this region -- and once again get back our seat at the table.”

Mon, 11:05 AM

The government’s “attempts to crush democracy in Nicaragua are inconsistent with the spirit and principles of CAFTA-DR,” they wrote to Biden.

Fri, 2:35 PM
By Madeline Halpert

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and Secretary of State Antony Blinken will co-chair a new Transatlantic Trade and Technology Council with the European Union to cooperate on semiconductors, technology standards-setting and cybersecurity, officials said on Monday and Tuesday.

By Dan Dupont

The European Union and the United States have reached a deal to suspend for five years tariffs imposed on each other in retaliation for subsidies provided to aircraft makers Airbus and Boeing, officials from both sides announced in Brussels.

By Hannah Monicken

Major U.S. and European business groups are optimistic about the trans-Atlantic summit in Brussels on Tuesday, urging the two sides to quickly resolve bilateral trade disputes and to look ahead in tackling global issues like climate change and a joint approach to China.

By Madeline Halpert

China on Monday slammed a communiqué from G7 leaders urging Beijing to respect human rights in the Xinjiang region, calling the criticisms “political manipulation.”

By Margaret Spiegelman

Proposed digital-trade provisions criticized by consumer and labor groups were pared down in an amendment attached late last month to a wide-ranging China-related Senate bill -- and the revised measures might not go far enough to address censorship as a nontariff barrier to trade, some analysts say.

By Brett Fortnam

President Biden and other G7 leaders on Sunday laid out a vision for a modernized World Trade Organization that will require reforms addressing harmful industrial subsidies and special and differential treatment, a reinvigoration of the negotiating arm and solutions to longstanding dispute settlement problems.

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  • Upcoming talks Trade and Investment Framework Agreement talks between the U.S. and Taiwan could provide Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen a political boost before a critical referendum in August, though whether they will amount to real movement toward a trade deal remains far from certain, according to Bonnie Glaser, the director of the Asia Program at the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

  • Former U.S. and European officials sparred on Thursday over the European Union’s dealings with China and how the trans-Atlantic allies should take on Beijing, debating whether China’s system is “fundamentally” at odds with the international system or whether a more “nuanced” approach should be followed.

World Trade Organization
  • World Trade Organization Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is taking her vaccine equity message directly to the world leaders most likely to be able to do something about it, urging G7 countries – ahead of her meeting with them on Saturday – to make progress on a proposed waiver to some intellectual property obligations by July to ensure a “comprehensive” ministerial statement for future...

  • U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai will join President Biden in Europe next week to negotiate a possible resolution of the steel and aluminum tariff dispute with the European Union as well as a longstanding aircraft subsidy dispute, she said on Thursday.