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The top stories from our latest newsletter.

Fri, 1:31 PM

The latest barometer “points to a possible shift in consumption patterns away from goods and back toward services as the COVID-19 pandemic eases,” the WTO said.

Fri, 1:14 PM

Who’s saying what this week.

Fri, 10:03 AM

Asked by Sen. Moran if the U.S. has “leverage” to bring Canada to the table, the USTR responded, “I like the way you think.”

Thu, 2:33 PM

“And of course the question of, ‘Well is this a U.S.-only or an instrument that will only affect U.S. companies?’ -- that question has been asked many, multiple times, and the answer to this is no.”

Thu, 11:08 AM
By Maydeen Merino

Two House Ways & Means Committee members have introduced a bill that would ban more Russian goods from entering the U.S.

By Jason Asenso

The Commerce Department should self-initiate antidumping and countervailing duty investigations into Chinese mask manufacturers, Sens. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Mike Braun (R-IN) said on Thursday.

By Brett Fortnam

Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-OR) and four other senators on Thursday proposed a bill that would direct the Commerce Department to impose controls on exports of some personal data.

By Margaret Spiegelman , Jason Asenso

Trade policy provisions holding up House and Senate efforts to reconcile China-focused competition bills could be cut so Congress can promptly approve the bill’s centerpiece funding for semiconductor incentive programs, according to the Democratic and Republican sponsors of legislation passed last year to create the still-unfunded chips programs.

By Maydeen Merino

Prominent business groups from nearly every member of the U.S.-led Indo-Pacific Economic Framework negotiations on Thursday joined to support the nascent accord, saying it offers the potential for meaningful economic development in the region.

By Margaret Spiegelman

Some Republican senators -- but fewer than 10 -- are ready to throw their support behind a carbon border fee targeting high-emissions imports, according to Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE), a leading proponent of the policy and co-chair of a bipartisan caucus that has been wrestling with how to design and legislate it.

  • Lawmakers from both parties on Wednesday urged U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai to heed repeated congressional calls to restart restarting a robust exclusion process for Section 301 tariffs on goods from China and for details on how the administration plans to address unfair Chinese trade practices.

  • The Biden administration’s bilateral dealings with Taipei, including the U.S.-Taiwan Initiative on 21st Century Trade announced earlier this month, fall well short of what U.S. businesses operating in the country want, according to the president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan.

  • Mexico this week said it will review a U.S. request to investigate claims that worker rights are being violated at an auto parts facility in the country -- the fourth such request invoking the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement’s rapid-response mechanism.

  • The labor movement in recent years has secured a string of victories in its attempts to reform U.S. trade policy but risks slowing that momentum, according to a former trade lobbyist for the Teamsters who wants the Democratic Party to embrace a “populist progressive” vision on trade that connects with voters ahead of the midterm elections.