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The Trump administration will seek to advance U.S. interests in its trade relationship with New Delhi when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the White House on Monday by seeking greater market access in India via a reduction in tariffs and raising the issue of intellectual property protection, a senior White House official said Friday.

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“It’s something that the secretary of the Treasury and I have to come to grips with here in the not-too-distant future,” the USTR testified.

Fri, 2:55 PM

Both groups want the U.S. to hold India accountable for tariff cuts it pledged to enact under the Information Technology Agreement.

Fri, 1:42 PM

“We have a plan, I expect to follow that plan and make that text available and I expect the chairman to instantly tell me when I haven’t.”

Fri, 11:33 AM

The top stories from the latest issue of Inside U.S. Trade.

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Our weekly look at who's saying what.

Fri, 8:39 AM

Democratic lawmakers are raising concerns about the effectiveness of labor provisions in free trade agreements after the U.S. lost a labor dispute to Guatemala.

Democrats on the Senate Banking Committee say the Trump administration led them to believe he would not advance the controversial nomination of Scott Garrett for Export-Import Bank chairman and president, but would instead nominate Spencer Bachus -- announced in April as a pick for the bank's board -- for that slot while submitting the names of two Democrats for the board.

Fear of retaliation against U.S. producers should not deter the Trump administration from defending America’s interests by using every “legitimate” tool available -- including Section 232 investigations into the national security impact of imports, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told the House Ways & Means Committee on Thursday.

China on Thursday urged the U.S. to use caution in its Section 232 investigation into the national security implications of aluminum imports, arguing that the World Trade Organization's “legal framework” does not permit members to impose trade restrictions through an “abusive invocation” of national security.

The Trump administration does not believe that Mexico must implement reforms to improve workers’ rights before Congress votes to approve and implement a redone NAFTA, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told members of the Ways & Means Committee during a June 22 hearing.

Canada's ambassador to the U.S. this week rebutted 10 U.S. senators' claims that Canada is denying the U.S. poultry industry significant access to its market despite the country's commitments in the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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  • Fear of retaliation against U.S. producers should not deter the Trump administration from defending America’s interests by using every “legitimate” tool available -- including Section 232 investigations into the national security impact of imports, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told the House Ways & Means Committee on Thursday.

  • Any actions that follow the Trump administration’s 232 national security investigations of steel and aluminum imports, as well as their impacts, must be “balanced,” U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday -- floating the possibility of an “exclusion process” for manufacturers in need of steel and aluminum products not made in the United States...

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