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“This is the time for us to deepen the relationship and to grow in the Indo-Pacific because it has tremendous opportunity for Canada.”

Mon, 4:27 PM

“The agreement would not include tariff reduction, though it would include sections related to customs, agriculture, digital trade, and labor issues, climate change and state-owned enterprises.”

Mon, 3:30 PM

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai also will speak during the Dec. 13 event.

Mon, 12:11 PM

The EU official’s comments came after the White House clarified its stance on the bill.

Fri, 5:43 PM

“There are no known domestic producers of the articles directly affected by the proposed modification.”

Fri, 4:30 PM
By Jason Asenso

The leaders of House and Senate subcommittees focused on Africa have introduced legislation that would direct the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to develop a 10-year plan to support African Continental Free Trade Area members and boost trade between the U.S. and countries on the continent.

By Hannah Monicken

While a number of lawmakers celebrated a recent preliminary determination from the Commerce Department that could lead to new tariffs on solar component imports from four Southeast Asian countries, another group is pushing for an extended pause on solar tariffs, arguing they “hinder” U.S. efforts to transition to clean energy.

By Jason Asenso

Congress must work with the Biden administration to ensure the U.S. and African partners can realize the African Growth and Opportunity Act’s full economic potential, U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said on Friday, advocating for innovative trade approaches on the continent.

By Margaret Spiegelman

The U.S. and the European Union on Monday will announce the launch of a trans-Atlantic initiative on sustainable trade during the third ministerial meeting of the U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council, according to the National Security Council, which says the two sides also plan to discuss challenges posed by China’s non-market practices.

By Dan Dupont , Maydeen Merino

Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Chris Coons (D-DE) on Friday unveiled plans to push a bipartisan trade proposal they want passed this month, folding in a host of priorities for many lawmakers including renewed trade preference programs and presidential fast-track authority to negotiate trade deals with four allies.

By Hannah Monicken

A broad plurilateral environmental initiative at the World Trade Organization has succeeded in laying a foundation of “trust” in grappling with how trade policy should interact with environmental issues, particularly climate change, the U.S. said on Friday as WTO leaders pushed members of the initiative to move toward “concrete” actions in 2023.

  • The Commerce Department’s treatment of Canadian forest sustainability programs as countervailable subsidies is inconsistent with U.S. commitments under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement and with the Biden administration’s climate policy, Canadian lumber groups told the department this week.

  • The Biden administration is pressing the Mexican government to quickly resolve U.S. concerns about an import ban on genetically modified corn and other biotechnology products, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Monday, warning that Washington would consider all options -- including action under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement -- to address those concerns absent an “acceptable...