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Rufino Hurtado is “an essential liaison for USTR in Brussels and helps to promote and to enact USTR’s transatlantic trade priorities,” the agency said.

Tue, 2:28 PM

: The USTR said she read European Commission President von der Leyen’s recent state of the EU speech “very, very closely” and sees increasing signs of similar approaches “in policy and in rhetoric.”

Tue, 12:59 PM

A quick rundown of the week's noteworthy events.

Mon, 4:26 PM

“We’re shaping the rules of the road. We’re working with developed and developing countries alike to promote our principles for using and governing emerging technologies.”

Mon, 2:01 PM

Tai will be in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill Sept. 26-27.

Fri, 1:13 PM
By Brett Fortnam

The international community should embrace globalization and increased economic integration while rejecting de-risking and new barriers justified by the “small yard, high fence” mantra touted by the U.S., the Chinese government said in a paper released this week.

By Oliver Ward

President Biden and representatives from 18 Pacific Island nations have committed to deepening trade ties and promoting new investment opportunities, they said on Monday during the U.S.-Pacific Island Forum in Washington, DC.

By Jason Asenso

The leaders of Americas Partnership for Economic Prosperity member countries are set to convene in early November to discuss the initiative, according to officials from Mexico and the Dominican Republic. 

By Margaret Spiegelman

Much of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative’s work “will come to a grinding halt” if Congress lets appropriations lapse, a USTR spokesperson said on Monday after USTR Katherine Tai said the agency was preparing contingency plans in the event of a government shutdown.

By Jason Asenso

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo last week “pledged” to push for a change to Vietnam’s status as a non-market economy, Hanoi said in describing a meeting with the country’s prime minister.

By Oliver Ward

The U.S. is pushing for what it considers a novel “interest-based” approach to dispute settlement reform talks at the World Trade Organization, U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said on Friday, calling it an “experiment in innovation” unlike the traditional WTO negotiating process.

  • U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai on Friday issued a clarion call on World Trade Organization reform, drawing parallels between the Biden administration’s “new story on trade” and how the U.S. believes the organization can improve: More transparency, new rules on non-market practices, deference to members on national security and climate change and a “fair and effective” dispute...

  • U.S. proposals for how to structure a global arrangement on sustainable steel and aluminum with the European Union are compatible with World Trade Organization rules and have been “designed to withstand WTO scrutiny,” U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai argued on Friday.

  • MEXICO CITY – With less than three years until the U.S., Mexico and Canada conduct a formal review of their renegotiated trade agreement, the U.S. is engaging with its partners to resolve concerns as they emerge and reflecting “along the way” on how the pact is working, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Jayme White tells Inside U.S. Trade.

  • “Welcome to the team,” said Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), the chief sponsor of the forthcoming legislation. “This is another step in the right direction.”