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Clete Willems, who served as deputy director of the National Economic Council under President Trump, is among four slated to testify on Thursday.

Tue, 4:16 PM

“I’ve never thought it should just be about negotiating the exchange of one good or another on one side or the other. It should be about a level playing field.”

Tue, 3:53 PM

A rundown of some noteworthy events this week.

Tue, 9:30 AM

The agency is asking stakeholders how the U.S. can cooperate on emerging technologies.

Mon, 5:18 PM

Both had been serving in an acting capacity.

Mon, 1:01 PM
By Hannah Monicken

World leaders must “step up” to address vaccine inequality by approving a proposed waiver of some World Trade Organization intellectual property commitments for COVID-19 vaccines, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) insisted this week, arguing the move was needed “urgently” to save lives.

By Margaret Spiegelman

A Turkish steel producer and some U.S. importers are calling on the Supreme Court to review a challenge of the Trump administration’s 2018 move to boost tariffs on Turkish steel, saying an appeals court ruling on the case cedes essentially limitless legislative power to the president.

By Brett Fortnam

When the World Trade Organization approved China’s accession in November 2001, China’s trade minister declared that all members should “formulate the international trade rules of the new century through equal participation and consultation.” Twenty years later, China’s ambassador to the WTO is calling Beijing the “main force” in the body’s negotiations.

By Madeline Halpert

The U.S., Japan and the European Union have agreed to identify gaps in enforcement mechanisms and to pursue new tools for tackling challenges posed by non-market economies, they announced after a working group meeting on Tuesday.

By Hannah Monicken

World Trade Organization members continued with business as usual on Monday after suddenly postponing the 12th ministerial conference just a few days earlier, but they underlined the urgency of finding a way forward on a proposed waiver of some intellectual property obligations for pandemic-related products given the uncertainty around the new coronavirus variant.

By Margaret Spiegelman

A carbon border adjustment mechanism proposed by the European Commission could be modified to account for emissions reduction schemes beyond just carbon pricing -- potentially like those in the U.S. -- according to a draft recommendation from an EU Parliament committee reviewing the proposal.

  • The White House must seek assurances from Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador that Mexico will abide by agricultural biotech provisions in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement or, if that fails, initiate dispute settlement proceedings, a group of lawmakers told the president last week.

  • Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador plans to raise concerns about a proposed U.S. tax credit for American-made vehicles and the U.S. interpretation of auto rules of origin under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement when he meets this week with President Biden, according to a source familiar with his agenda for the meeting.

  • The White House has set its sights on a new Indo-Pacific digital framework it claims will be “even more robust” than other regionwide initiatives. But complicating the administration's efforts are domestic politics, a host of questions about a path forward and other Asia-Pacific trade and digital accords, according to analysts and sources.

  • China’s application to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership is “deadly serious,” Kurt Campbell, coordinator for Indo-Pacific affairs at the National Security Council, said on Friday.

  • The World Trade Organization is proposing to reschedule its 12th ministerial conference for the first week of March after the meeting was postponed suddenly due to new travel restrictions amid concern over the new omicron variant of the novel coronavirus.

  • World Trade Organization negotiations will continue and delegations in Geneva should be “empowered” to move forward despite the postponement of the 12th ministerial conference due to travel restrictions imposed because of a new coronavirus variant, Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala told members on Friday.