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“I think that anybody who’s patriotic would take a look at that bill and want to vote for it, and that’s why if it gets to the floor, I think it will get the vast majority of Republican and Democratic votes.”

Fri, 3:26 PM

The top stories from this week's issue.

Fri, 12:12 PM

The president will be in Japan in late May following the enthronment of the country's new emperor.

Fri, 8:47 AM

Wyden: “This report confirms what has been clear since this deal was announced – Donald Trump’s NAFTA represents at best a minor update to NAFTA, which will offer only limited benefits to U.S. workers.”

Thu, 7:41 PM

“Given the strength of our ... relationships, our view is that we should have an equally strong economic relationship.”

Thu, 1:04 PM
By Hannah Monicken

Japan and Australia this week proposed language clarifying how the World Trade Organization Appellate Body should function, becoming the latest in a growing group of members attempting to address U.S. criticisms and stave off the impending paralysis of the appeals process.

By Brett Fortnam

The National Association of Manufacturers this week filed suit against the Treasury Department and Customs and Border Protection over a recently implemented rule they say bans “substitution drawback,” a program which allows importers to recoup paid tariffs or taxes if they export similar products.

By Brett Fortnam, Hannah Monicken

If agriculture is not included in U.S.-European Union trade talks, the U.S. will lose the opportunity to pursue “trade-offs” in the negotiations, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) said on Thursday.

By Isabelle Hoagland

A resolution to a dispute with Canada and Mexico over steel and aluminum tariffs is the administration’s top trade priority after the ongoing U.S.-China negotiations, which could lead to a deal as soon as next month, a senior USTR official said on Thursday.

By Brett Fortnam

A World Trade Organization dispute settlement panel this week handed the United States a victory over China by finding that Beijing was improperly administering rice, corn and wheat tariff-rate quotas, which in some cases contributed to the quotas' going unfilled.

By Isabelle Hoagland

If “fully implemented and enforced,” the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement will have a small but positive impact on U.S. GDP, with digital trade and automotive rule-of-origin provisions projected to have “the most significant effects,” the U.S. International Trade Commission says in its new analysis of the deal.



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