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“Unfortunately, the U.S. has a different approach” to geographical indications, a European Commission spokesperson said on Friday.

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The lawmakers want the administration to “identify all policy tools available,” including CAFTA-DR, to address the issue.

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The focus will be “the potential distributional effects of goods and services trade and trade policy on U.S. workers by skill, wage and salary level, gender, race/ethnicity, age, and income level.”

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By Margaret Spiegelman

The Justice Department is challenging a recent decision by the Court of International Trade that reversed a Trump administration move to strengthen Section 201 safeguard duties on certain solar products.

By Margaret Spiegelman

Companies should be prepared for “rigorous” enforcement of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, even for industries -- like renewable energy -- that are key to other administration priorities, according to trade lawyers.

By Hannah Monicken

Switzerland this week invited trade ministers from World Trade Organization member countries to meet virtually later this month to discuss the state of WTO negotiations and potential next steps.

By Madeline Halpert

A group of nearly 30 House Republicans on Wednesday called on the Biden administration to launch a dispute settlement case at the World Trade Organization challenging India’s rice and wheat subsidies.

By Madeline Halpert

A bipartisan pair of senators on Friday introduced a bill they contend will help end U.S. reliance on China for rare-earth elements by directing the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to investigate China’s “unfair” trade practices and directing the Defense and Interior departments to create strategic reserves of key materials.

By Margaret Spiegelman

Ahead of an inaugural U.S.-Mexico-Canada deputies meeting, Mexican lawmakers raised a host of issues with the United States’ implementation of the trade pact, including long-running concerns over seasonal produce and a stalled proposal to provide tax incentives for U.S.-made electric vehicles.

  • India’s bid to schedule a virtual ministerial meeting focused on the proposed waiver of some intellectual property obligations to fight the pandemic did not win the support of other World Trade Organization members on Monday, as they raised concerns about the virtual format as well as with a lack of progress in the negotiations.

  • World Trade Organization members will gather on Monday to discuss India’s request to hold a virtual ministerial meeting focused on the organization’s pandemic response package, particularly the proposed, and controversial, waiver of some intellectual property obligations for COVID-19-related products.

  • The chair of the House Ways & Means trade subcommittee is preparing to introduce legislation next week that would exempt goods shipped from China and other non-market economies from U.S. de minimis benefits, according to sources and documents.

  • The Biden administration should craft a cohesive strategy to confront China that includes more free trade agreements, including one with the United Kingdom, and re-engagement with members of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO Suzanne Clark said on Tuesday.

  • Canada on Thursday announced its intent to join Mexico in calling for a panel under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement to resolve a dispute over the U.S.’ interpretation of USMCA’s rules of origin for automotive vehicles, which Canada and Mexico say differ from what the three parties negotiated under the deal.

  • Canada and Mexico have not yet lived up to their commitments under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement in a host of areas and the Biden administration should consider initiating more enforcement actions against them if the U.S. is not getting “what it bargained for,” the top Democrat and Republican on the Senate Finance Committee argued on Wednesday.