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By Anshu Siripurapu

The U.S. may be using tariffs on Chinese goods as a way to pursue broader disengagement with Beijing, rather than as leverage to make a deal solely on trade, analysts and U.S. businesses said this week, dimming hopes of a near-term resolution to the trade dispute between the world’s two largest economies.

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The Commission is looking into country-specific TRQ allotments.

Fri, 4:00 PM

The U.S. Privacy Shield ombudsperson is serving in an “acting” capacity.

Fri, 3:18 PM

The top stories from this week's issue of Inside U.S. Trade.

Fri, 12:16 PM

“Given the 10 percent tariff is scheduled to rise to 25 percent on January 1, we urge you to immediately reconsider this decision.”

Fri, 10:57 AM

The campaign includes a TV spot set to run in 11 states – and Google ads that will show up when consumers in those locations search for tariff-affected products.

Fri, 8:00 AM
By Isabelle Hoagland

Officials from the European Union will meet in Washington DC, next week as part of the U.S.-EU Executive Working Group to continue discussions on regulatory cooperation, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström said earlier this week.

By Hannah Monicken

The U.S. is pushing forward with its World Trade Organization disputes against members who have imposed retaliatory tariffs at the same time as those members are escalating their own disputes against the U.S. over its Section 232 tariffs.

By Isabelle Hoagland

The U.S., Canada and Mexico are working to lift Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum ahead of the upcoming midterm elections in the U.S., sources said.

By Hannah Monicken

Several countries have decided to take their World Trade Organization dispute with the U.S. over Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs to the next step -- an official Dispute Settlement Body panel investigation.

By Brett Fortnam

The U.S. ambassador to the World Trade Organization this week warned WTO members against letting discussions about reforming the multilateral trading system get in the way of meaningful changes.

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  • The U.S. Ambassador to the World Trade Organization on Friday called out a group of what he called “middle-roader” countries for not committing to U.S. reform priorities for the WTO, saying “they really need to pick a lane.”

  • The U.S. and more than a dozen other World Trade Organization countries have criticized United Kingdom and European Union plans for post-Brexit market access and government procurement, citing questions about the accuracy of the data and whether the proposals rise to the level of commitment wanted by other members.