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Mexico has temporarily restricted the import of U.S. fuel “under the guise of combating contraband fuel in the country,” the Texas House members charge.

Thu, 1:40 PM

Our weekly survey of who’s saying what.

Thu, 1:39 PM

Sen. Whitehouse: “There is bipartisan momentum for a carbon border adjustment in the Senate – this is a solution endorsed by industry and experts across the political spectrum.”

Wed, 6:32 PM

The effort would include an “expanded mapping and monitoring initiative, proactive work to address supply chain shocks before they occur, and engagement with key allies and international actors.”

Wed, 5:20 PM

The five countries aim to grow “nuclear fuel production capacity across trusted, high-quality suppliers free from manipulation and influence.”

Wed, 5:14 PM
By Oliver Ward , Hannah Monicken

The U.S. has been making “excellent progress” in negotiations with Taiwan to broaden a trade deal signed earlier this year, U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said on Thursday.

By Hannah Monicken

The U.S. lacks a robust regulatory infrastructure for rapidly evolving technology – for instance, artificial intelligence – that affects the overall economy, U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said on Thursday, arguing that getting out ahead of domestic debates and decisions on digital trade would be “massive malpractice.”

By Jason Asenso

House Ways & Means Committee members Blake Moore (R-UT) and Suzan DelBene (D-WA) last week introduced a bill they say would modernize the Generalized System of Preferences by increasing limits on how many key goods can be imported duty-free from beneficiary countries.

By Brett Fortnam

The Bureau of Industry of Security must undertake extensive reforms to ensure China does not acquire sensitive U.S. technology, the House Foreign Affairs Chair Michael McCaul (R-TX) says in a new review, calling on the agency to overhaul its licensing process to break free from what it calls a “free trade mentality.”

By Oliver Ward

More than 50 agriculture organizations are pressing for more predictability in fertilizer supply chains and permanently lower duties on fertilizer imports from Morocco as the Commerce Department and the U.S. International Trade Commission consider further administrative action.

By Jason Asenso

Sens. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) this week introduced a bill that would direct the Commerce Department to funnel antidumping and countervailing duty revenue to a fund for communities harmed by unfair trading practices.

  • Congress will provide the Bureau of Industry and Security with new funding only if the agency undertakes a series of export control reforms, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Michael McCaul (R-TX) and two other prominent Republican lawmakers said on Tuesday.

  • Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Monday took aim at House Republicans for blocking a bevy of China-related provisions in the annual defense authorization bill, saying they are sabotaging attempts to pass legislation with outbound investment provisions, restrictions on Chinese acquisitions of U.S. farmland and measures designed to hold Beijing responsible for the fentanyl crisis.

  • The Biden administration has been advising Senate Finance Committee members Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) on their forthcoming Americas Act, according to Bennet, who calls private-sector investment in the Western Hemisphere key to the success of their developing plan.

  • U.S. dairy industry representatives were surprised and disappointed by a U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement dispute settlement panel ruling that favored Canada in a spat over how Ottawa allocates dairy tariff-rate quotas – and are beginning to regroup and assess possible next steps, they tell Inside U.S. Trade.