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“In many of the fastest-growing wine markets, the playing field is tilted heavily against U.S. producers.”

Thu, 12:30 PM

Our weekly survey of who’s saying what.

Thu, 12:08 PM

“We're going to gather insights from the new committee to help us get our export controls to be more effective,” Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said.

Thu, 8:00 AM

A new report says an exit stemming from foreign policy differences with the U.S. could lead to “deteriorating market confidence, capital outflows, and currency depreciation.”

Wed, 5:46 PM

“For the sake of protecting Americans from unwittingly being exposed to these harmful substances and aiding the law enforcement officers who work tirelessly to protect them, we urge you to reform this trade provision that is so substantially contributing to the current fentanyl crisis.”

Wed, 5:41 PM
By Hannah Monicken

The Biden administration should scrap its decision to withdraw support for key digital trade proposals at the World Trade Organization and launch a consultation process – with federal agencies, the public and Congress – to establish a “consensus” U.S. position, Senate Finance Committee leaders, along with 30 other senators, urged on Thursday.

By Margaret Spiegelman

Indo-Pacific Economic Framework partners showed significant commitment to the framework by putting on their “best face” after U.S. politics roiled plans for an early harvest at a leaders' summit earlier this month, former Office of the U.S. Trade Representative negotiator Wendy Cutler said on Thursday, while acknowledging that negotiations are likely to prove even more challenging as the U.S. election cycle ramps up.

By Oliver Ward

The U.S. should promote labor and environmental standards abroad and unlock export opportunities for American manufacturers by negotiating critical mineral agreements with key partners, the President’s Export Council said on Wednesday.

By Brett Fortnam

China will use its Belt and Road Initiative to increase its trade and investment goals over the next 10 years, Beijing said last week in a document outlining a new vision for the developmental infrastructure financing program.

By Brett Fortnam

Outbound investment restrictions likely will be left out of the annual defense authorization bill, according to sources familiar with the discussions, leading proponents to seek alternative legislative paths such as a bill approved by the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday that would codify and enhance limitations on U.S. investment in sensitive Chinese technology sectors.

By Oliver Ward

Members of the President’s Export Council on Wednesday recommended a raft of measures to Biden administration officials aimed at bolstering U.S. clean energy and green technology exports, including renewed engagement at the World Trade Organization, the full implementation of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity’s clean economy pillar and the expansion of Export-Import Bank support programs.

  • 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.