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The move came in one of the final proclamations issued by President Trump.

Wed, 3:00 PM

The top stories from the past week.

Wed, 1:20 PM

Seven candidates will remain once Christopher Liddell, deputy chief of staff for the outgoing Trump administration, is out of the race.

Wed, 11:05 AM

 The Rhode Island governor, tapped to serve as Commerce secretary, will be vetted on Jan. 26.

Wed, 9:44 AM

The chair of the TRIPS Council urged flexibility and solutions-based discussions.

Tue, 4:27 PM
By Isabelle Icso

Nora Todd, a longtime trade adviser for Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), this week will become chief of staff at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, according to an email obtained by Inside U.S. Trade.

By Isabelle Icso

President-elect Joe Biden should work with Canada and Mexico to add the 2015 Paris Agreement to the list of multilateral environment agreements covered by the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, a group of 122 House lawmakers said this week.

By Isabelle Icso

Input from President-elect Joe Biden and his team will be essential to propel negotiations on the establishment of a new international tax regime, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development officials said last week, pointing to progress made to date on a potential multilateral solution.

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By Dan Dupont

Outgoing U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer last week touted the Trump administration’s record on trade, defended his office’s work with the incoming trade team during the transition and praised his likely successor, Katherine Tai, saying she has the “right perspective” for the job.

By Hannah Monicken

The European Union is aiming to settle the long-running trans-Atlantic dispute over aircraft subsidies in the first six months of President-elect Joe Biden’s term, European Director-General for Trade Sabine Weyand said on Friday, while also implying a recent move by the Trump administration to add more European products to its retaliation list scuttled discussions that were pointing toward a “partial settlement.”

By Maria Curi

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative on Friday released the findings of its Section 301 investigation into Vietnam’s currency valuation, concluding that the country’s practices “are unreasonable and burden or restrict U.S. commerce” and actionable under the statute.

USMCA

China
  • The final interim rule the Commerce Department issued on Thursday offers industry some clarity on the scope of technology products it will cover but still gives the Commerce secretary broad discretion to block imports of information and communications technology and services from “foreign adversaries.”

  • China’s Ministry of Commerce this week named a veteran trade hand to serve as its new chief international trade negotiator and published the full text of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement on Trans-Pacific Partnership as Beijing continues its political maneuvering just days before President-elect Biden takes office.

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