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A review of a host of signs of change, and what they mean for trade policy.

Mon, 5:13 PM

A look at the events likely to make news this week.

Mon, 4:27 PM

The next step is for the U.S. and the EU, which brought the case against U.S. CVDs, to jointly determine a “reasonable period of time” for compliance.

Mon, 12:48 PM

Biden: “And that’s why I want to see Congress pass this bill right away and get it to my desk. Let’s get another historic piece of bipartisan legislation done.”

Fri, 5:49 PM

The top stories from our latest newsletter.

Fri, 12:30 PM
By Hannah Monicken

With the World Trade Organization’s 12th ministerial conference postponed, members on Monday debated whether and how to use the agricultural negotiating text going forward and what should be the next steps for the important yet stagnant talks.

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By Margaret Spiegelman

Recent efforts to resolve a years-long dispute between the U.S. and the United Kingdom over steel and aluminum tariffs could -- if successful -- make way for further bilateral trade policy conversations and “tangible outcomes” in areas ripe for development, according to a senior representative of a British-American business group.

By Garrett Downs

The Biden administration last week urged the Court of International Trade not to consider two solar tariff cases in weighing a separate challenge of Section 301 tariffs on $320 billion worth of Chinese goods, according to a new filing.

By Hannah Monicken

More than two dozen trade ministers from World Trade Organization members on Friday gathered virtually to push for progress on key issues – most notably on a pandemic response package and an agreement to curb harmful fisheries subsidies – and call for a “pragmatic” approach to conclude negotiations as possible.

By Madeline Halpert

The U.S. intends to “step up” its game in the Indo-Pacific region, President Biden told Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Friday, when the two discussed U.S. plans to forge an Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, according to a senior administration official.

By Hannah Monicken

The U.S. and the European Union this week formally ended their World Trade Organization dispute panels targeting Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum and European retaliatory duties – as the two sides agreed to do last year – but also initiated, and immediately suspended, arbitration proceedings for the disputes that cannot be resumed until at least November.