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The former USTR will lead the America First Policy Institute’s new trade policy center.

Fri, 3:43 PM

Advanced talks on the domestic regulation of services likely will “cross the finish line” by MC12, the deputy director-general said this week.

Fri, 1:44 PM

The top stories from the latest issue.

Fri, 11:53 AM

Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-OR) said the “headline” for Bianchi would be “confronting China.”

Thu, 3:07 PM

“The fact that the indicator has recently turned downwards suggests that the expansion may proceed along a new, lower trajectory."

Thu, 2:25 PM
By Garrett Downs

The Commerce Department has launched an investigation into imports of neodymium-iron-boron permanent magnets over national security concerns, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo announced on Friday.

By Hannah Monicken

India and countries from Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific region this week proposed revamps of some of the exceptions to proposed disciplines in the World Trade Organization negotiations to curb harmful fisheries subsidies, but the moves to widen the carveouts were met with very mixed reactions in Geneva.

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By Madeline Halpert

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai is exploring expanded trade and investment framework agreements with Association of Southeast Asian Nation member states as a way to deepen engagement with countries increasingly connected through regional trade agreements that don’t include the U.S., Ted Osius, the president and CEO of the US-ASEAN Business Council, tells Inside U.S. Trade.

By Madeline Halpert

U.S. and European Union officials plan to make joint commitments in seven areas, including semiconductor supply chains, export controls, investment screening and global trade challenges, at the first U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council meeting in Pittsburgh next week, according to a draft joint statement obtained by Inside U.S. Trade.

By Hannah Monicken

With the World Trade Organization’s 12th ministerial conference less than three months away, Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is making the organization’s case to as many key world figures as she can – including, this week, to Biden administration officials and U.S. lawmakers – in an effort to gin up the political momentum that will be needed to achieve results.

By Margaret Spiegelman

More than 190 U.S. solar companies are calling on the Commerce Department to dismiss requests by an anonymous industry coalition to expand longstanding antidumping and countervailing duty orders on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells and modules, saying the duties, if imposed, would impede economic recovery and climate goals.

  • The European Commission on Thursday confirmed that the first U.S.-European Union Trade and Technology Council meeting will take place as planned in Pittsburgh next week, ending speculation over whether EU officials would decline to attend due to controversy over a security deal the U.S. struck with Australia and the United Kingdom.

  • Taiwan’s bid to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership is at risk if China is able to join the agreement before Taipei, Taiwan’s top trade negotiator, Minister John Deng, said on Thursday, according to reports.