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William Reinsch: “We learn that Democrats will fix the bad things Trump has done and that they will do a better job of taking on the same problems he has identified, but that's just cleaning up the mess.”

Mon, 5:56 PM

The bank this week held its final teleconference to inform an effort to boost U.S. competitiveness against China.

Fri, 6:06 PM

China, he said, is “not going to accept whatever comes to them as is. It may be that they need other things on the table to be handled at the same time.”

Fri, 5:28 PM
By Hannah Monicken

The European Union-led stopgap system to deal with appeals at the World Trade Organization becomes operational this week after the parties to the agreement, which do not include the U.S., notified the Dispute Settlement Body of the agreed pool of 10 adjudicators.

By Isabelle Icso

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and United Kingdom Trade Secretary Liz Truss are meeting in Washington, DC, this week to discuss a possible bilateral trade deal as well as retaliatory tariffs imposed as part of the long-running Airbus-Boeing dispute, according to the UK Department of International Trade.

By Hannah Monicken

The U.S. backed a compromise that would have rotated the acting director-general job at the World Trade Organization between deputies from the U.S. and European Union, but China did not accept the plan, a U.S. official familiar with the talks told Inside U.S. Trade on Friday.

By Brett Fortnam

Chinese officials met with U.S. business executives this month to welcome increased U.S. investment in China, urge companies to exert influence to foster better U.S.-China trade relations -- and emphasize that the implementation of the phase-one trade deal requires cooperation from the U.S.

By Hannah Monicken

The World Trade Organization will operate without a leader as of September, as members cannot agree which deputy to appoint acting head, opting instead on Friday to leave the status quo in place as Director-General Roberto Azevêdo prepares to depart next month.

Insider Interview
By Maria Curi

Senior U.S. and Mexican officials are discussing the establishment of a consultation mechanism to align the region’s “essential sectors” and target supply chains that could be reshored, Mexican Ambassador to the U.S. Martha Bárcena told Inside U.S. Trade on Thursday.



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