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“Considering Brazil’s multiple failed attempts to uphold equivalent food safety standards, we believe a complete verification process of certified Brazilian facilities may be warranted.”

Fri, 5:01 PM

Public stockholding has long been a critical sticking point in the WTO’s agricultural negotiations.

Fri, 2:33 PM

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

Fri, 11:14 AM

“The Agreement’s economic impact on the Canadian economy is positive when compared to the effects of a scenario under which the United States withdraws from NAFTA”

Thu, 5:31 PM

Our weekly looks at who’s saying what.

Thu, 12:49 PM
By Isabelle Icso

A three-judge panel at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit this week rejected a challenge of the national security-based statute President Trump has utilized to impose restrictions on steel imports.

By Isabelle Icso

President Trump this week decided not to impose Section 232 duties on titanium sponge imports despite the Commerce Department’s determination that they threaten national security. 

By Anshu Siripurapu

The lack of a functioning Appellate Body led to the suspension of a World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement Body meeting on Friday, as the Philippines seeks the right to retaliate against Thailand while the latter appeals -- the type of scenario many said was inevitable given the paralysis of the body.

By Brett Fortnam

European Parliament members this week met with U.S. trade officials and stakeholders seeking answers about whether the U.S. planned to raise its bound tariffs at the World Trade Organization or withdraw from the WTO Government Procurement Agreement, and they said on Thursday they were reassured but not convinced the U.S. would refrain from either move.

By Maria Curi

World Trade Organization members this week discussed agricultural outcomes that might be achieved by the June ministerial, with most members believing a deal on transparency is within reach, according to a Geneva trade official, while solutions on market access and a special safeguard mechanism are seen as unrealistic.

By Anshu Siripurapu

Congress should exercise its “power of the purse” to force the Commerce Department to release its Section 232 report on auto imports and compel testimony from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative if necessary, Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) said this week.



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