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In a joint statement, the African countries emphasize development, defend special and differential treatment and urge outcomes in agriculture negotiations.

Thu, 5:39 PM

In an interview with Bloomberg, the Commerce secretary called a mid-November deadline “imaginary."

Thu, 3:58 PM

CSIS senior adviser Scott Kennedy says the Trump administration will be “too busy” with phase one and “too disinterested in phase two for there to be much work on that” in 2020.

Thu, 3:32 PM

Our weekly look at who's saying what.

Thu, 12:30 PM

CSIS’ Claire Reade writes that the phase-one deal scores highest when measured against the “incremental” approach of prior administrations.

Wed, 5:02 PM
By Brett Fortnam

If the U.S. want to secure an international agreement that establishes a minimum tax as a means to end tax evasion, it will have to accept an international digital tax, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Thursday.

By Isabelle Icso

The Mexican government could soon change its food-labeling standards to mandate front-of-package labels for all prepackaged food and nonalcoholic beverages, which the U.S. and other countries say could run afoul of Mexico’s international trade obligations.

By Brett Fortnam

While the U.S. has agreed to delay the imposition of tariffs on French goods in exchange for Paris’ commitment to suspend the collection of taxes on digital services, industry sources say the fate of Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development work on an international digital tax policy -- key to the newly struck détente -- remains uncertain.

By Hannah Monicken

While the Trump administration this week renewed threats to impose tariffs on European autos and auto parts, European Union Commission President Ursula von der Leyen took an opposite track, expressing optimism about an agreement that could be struck “in a few weeks.”

By Isabelle Icso

After meeting on Wednesday with World Trade Organization Director-General Roberto Azevêdo in Davos, Switzerland, President Trump said the two would discuss a “whole new structure” for the WTO during talks in Washington, DC, in the coming weeks.

By Maria Curi

The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement will be sent to the Canadian House of Commons on Jan. 29, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Tuesday, kicking off a ratification process that won’t conclude any sooner than early March, according to parliamentary procedure.

NAFTA
  • Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ) last week ripped the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative’s proposal to address the concerns of seasonal growers in Florida and Georgia, the latest move in a long-running battle between Southeast and Southwest states.

  • The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement’s labor enforcement provisions work “both ways,” providing Mexican migrant workers in the U.S. greater recourse if their rights are violated, Mexican Undersecretary for North America Jesús Seade told Inside U.S. Trade.

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