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“Likely to create large economic distortions and reduce U.S. tariff revenues.”

Fri, 2:35 PM

The top stories from this week's issue.

Fri, 12:17 PM

A panel report on India’s compliance in reforming its poultry restrictions is now scheduled for September.

Fri, 11:56 AM

Boris Johnson, a hardline Brexit supporter, is a frontrunner for the job, which would significantly increase the likelihood of a no-deal exit from the EU.

Fri, 10:46 AM

The official announcement reportedly was made “in Paris, behind closed doors.”

Thu, 1:19 PM
News Analysis
By Brett Fortnam

European parliamentary elections underway this week are not are not expected to immediately affect nascent trans-Atlantic trade negotiations, but the results could have a lasting impact on European trade policy.

By Brett Fortnam

Trade ministers meeting on the margins of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development meeting in Paris directed negotiators to move toward text-based negotiations in hopes of reading agreement at the World Trade Organization to ban harmful fisheries subsidies, according to Geneva sources.

By Isabelle Hoagland

India has re-elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a move analysts say might not bode well for its bilateral trade relationship with Washington.

By Isabelle Hoagland

The Commerce Department on Thursday introduced a draft rule that would authorize the use of countervailing duties on countries that undervalue their currency relative to the U.S. dollar.

By Hannah Monicken

Florida tomato growers have shot down a new proposal from their Mexican counterparts seeking to bring the two sides closer to a new suspension agreement on fresh tomatoes from Mexico since the U.S. withdrew from the previous agreement earlier this month.

By Hannah Monicken

President Trump on Thursday questioned House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s ability to understand his signature trade deal, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, and said he was “at a point” where he would “have to send it” to Congress.



World Trade Organization
  • A U.S. push to ensure plurilateral talks on e-commerce rules cover provisions like those in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement is proving problematic for the European Union, which does not have the authority to negotiate as broadly as the U.S. would like, according to sources following the talks.

  • A monetary cap on fisheries subsidies is gaining momentum at the World Trade Organization, but time is running out for members to bridge widening gaps as they push to meet a year-end deadline for an agreement to eliminate the worst forms of subsidies, according to Geneva sources.