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The “Play by the Rules Act” would give the Commerce Department greater flexibility to review anti-circumvention petitions filed against non-market economies.

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Last month the AFL-CIO leader warned that a vote before Thanksgiving could lead to the deal’s defeat.

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The U.S. is expected to send deputy-level officials following last week's meeting between U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Indian Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal.

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The agency will review Azerbaijan, Ecuador, Georgia, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Thailand, South Africa, and Uzbekistan and Laos.

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The license was previously extended in August.

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By Isabelle Icso

The Court of International Trade last week denied a Trump administration motion to dismiss a challenge lodged by a U.S. importer of steel products over the president’s decision last August to ratchet up Section 232 tariffs on steel from Turkey.

By Isabelle Icso

While an early trade deal with Japan should significantly reduce barriers for U.S. consumers, the Trump administration should push to complete a comprehensive agreement with Tokyo that conforms with World Trade Organization rules and goes beyond the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement in some key areas, according to a group of advisers to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

By Hannah Monicken

A record 45 World Trade Organization notifications of safeguard actions were reviewed at a committee meeting on Monday even as members decried the rise in the use of such measures.

By Hannah Monicken

The U.S. sugar industry is urging the Commerce Department to quickly adopt new proposed sugar suspension agreement amendments with Mexico, which are identical to the 2017 amendments that the Court of International Trade declared void last month.

By Brett Fortnam

The installation of a new European Commission will present a fresh opportunity for the U.S. and EU to cooperate on combating illicit Chinese trading practices, but President Trump’s hostile attitude toward Europe could hinder any cooperation even on issues of shared concern, analysts said.

By Maria Curi

The House on Friday approved Financial Services Committee Chair Maxine Waters’ (D-CA) bill to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank for 10 years.

  • A group of tax-focused organizations on Friday came out against a link of a multi-employer pension bill to the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, an idea House Ways & Means Chair Richard Neal (D-MA) and other lawmakers have contemplated as a means of ensuring both are passed by Congress.

  • Key House Democrats negotiating outstanding U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement concerns with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative are waiting for administration officials to put their agreements in writing before moving forward, they said on Thursday.


World Trade Organization
  • The U.S. and other World Trade Organization members this week blasted the European Union and the United Kingdom over proposed changes to their WTO schedules of concessions following Brexit, arguing that they would lead to diminished market access.

  • The World Trade Organization’s systemic issues won’t be solved by the next ministerial conference in June 2020, the international body’s deputy director-general said Wednesday -- but 2025 is a “not unreasonable” deadline for a reformed WTO.