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A group of WTO ministers holds a mini-ministerial on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum each year.

Tue, 2:28 PM

Georgetown law professor Jennifer Hillman writes that the U.S. “could destroy one of the best tools to hold China accountable,” but says Lighthizer “appears to prefer blowing up the entire system” rather than working to “fix the problems.”

Tue, 2:14 PM

“This agreement raises standards for trade policy, particularly in the life sciences sector, and sets high minimum standards and expectations for our trading partners to value American innovation.”

Tue, 10:38 AM

Perdue: “While there have been positive movements on the trade front, American farmers are continuing to experience losses due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations. This assistance will help with short-term cash flow issues.”

Mon, 4:52 PM

The top stories from the past week.

Mon, 1:12 PM
By Isabelle Hoagland

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and ranking member Ron Wyden (D-OR) have told the Commerce Department, despite modifications to the Section 232 product-exclusion process earlier this year, companies applying for immunity continue to be confused and disadvantaged.

By Hannah Monicken

China on Monday admitted it has in the past exceeded its agricultural domestic support limits, but said it had eliminated the programs that led to those violations, according to notifications made to the World Trade Organization.

By Brett Fortnam

Members of the World Trade Organization on Monday implored the United States to show leadership in helping to reform the organization it was instrumental in founding rather than play a disruptive role that has led some to believe the WTO is headed toward permanent paralysis.

By Maria Curi

The European Parliament think thank, in an assessment of how the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement will impact European companies, is contending that some provisions of the deal might not be in compliance with World Trade Organization rules.

By Maria Curi

Incoming Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley's top trade priority in the next Congress will be the ratification of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, the Iowa Republican told Inside U.S. Trade this week.

By Isabelle Hoagland

Business and technology groups want the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to address problematic digital services tax proposals recently pitched by the European Union, as well as longstanding regulatory cooperation issues with the bloc.

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  • Business and technology groups want the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to address problematic digital services tax proposals recently pitched by the European Union, as well as longstanding regulatory cooperation issues with the bloc.

  • Several agriculture groups are calling for market access and sanitary and phytosanitary regulation language like that in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement to be included in a U.S.-European Union trade deal, with one suggesting a World Trade Organization challenge could be coming if thorny issues are not ironed out during negotiations.

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