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Special report: WTO in crisis

Without an Appellate Body, what’s next for the WTO?

For the first time in its nearly 25-year history, the World Trade Organization opened for business on Wednesday without a properly functioning mechanism to settle disputes among its membership, leaving WTO members, lawmakers and business groups wondering what’s next.

Azevêdo to consult with heads of delegation on ‘missing pieces’ in Walker Appellate Body proposal

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IN TRADE

"The USMCA trade agreement could be brought to the floor next week."

Thu, 3:22 PM

Our weekly roundup of who's saying what.

Thu, 12:28 PM

Senior trade officials were slated to meet with the president on Thursday to discuss a Dec. 15 tariff deadline.

Thu, 10:15 AM

More details on the new standards are in the “protocol of amendment” published this week.

Wed, 5:34 PM

Bolten: “I think they don't know whether the tariffs are likely to go into effect on Dec. 15 or not.”

Wed, 2:24 PM
By Brett Fortnam

The United States is expected to cut in half tariffs on roughly $360 billion on Chinese goods in exchange for a promise from Beijing to purchase more U.S. goods if President Trump agrees to the terms U.S. and Chinese negotiators have reached on a phase-one trade deal, according to sources close to the talks.

By Isabelle Icso

The Senate Finance Committee will not hold a mock markup of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement implementing bill, trade subcommittee Chairman John Cornyn (R-TX) said on Thursday, lamenting what he called a break from decades of precedent.

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By Maria Curi

In the late-stage U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement negotiations that ended this week, Mexico accepted a version of a labor enforcement mechanism and penalties for workers’ rights violations it had initially rejected because of a range of additional requirements that were attached to the proposals, Mexico’s chief trade negotiator told Inside U.S. Trade in an interview this week.

By Brett Fortnam

The European Commission on Thursday proposed an amendment to its trade enforcement law that would allow it to impose retaliatory tariffs on countries that block the resolution of a dispute at the World Trade Organization.

By Brett Fortnam

The Trump administration has until Sunday to decide whether to slap tariffs on $160 billion worth of Chinese goods, with a bevy of developments – domestically and with China – complicating that decision and leaving analysts to believe the administration will, at least for now, punt on the tariffs.

By Maria Curi

The leaders of the House Financial Services and Senate Banking Committees are continuing to debate the length of a reauthorization period for the Export-Import Bank, Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) told Inside U.S. Trade.

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