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“Our global competitors are not sitting idle. The need for this legislation is broadly recognized, and delay or failure should not be an option.”

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“I am confident that this brick-by-brick approach will establish a solid foundation to support a reinvigorated WTO well into the future.”

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The top stories from our latest newsletter.

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“The United States is prepared for continued and deepened engagement with Members on that important issue,” the U.S. said.

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A look at who’s saying what this week.

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Insider Interview
By Margaret Spiegelman

Taiwan has told the U.S. it is intent on a “very ambitious schedule” in negotiations via the recently launched Initiative on 21st-Century Trade, according to Taiwan’s chief trade negotiator John Deng, who tells Inside U.S. Trade he is hopeful that early harvests from the talks could help make way for Taiwan’s inclusion in parallel negotiations underway between the U.S. and other partners in Indo-Pacific.

By Hannah Monicken

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative will continue to “assess” whether the automotive rules of origin in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement are effective with the evolving technology used in cars, especially electric vehicles, the agency said in a report this week, acknowledging complaints from the industry that the rules don’t reflect the EV supply chain.

By Hannah Monicken

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Thursday threatened to withhold Republican support for a bipartisan China-focused competitiveness bill if Democrats proceed with using a filibuster-proof method to pass a bill with elements of their economic agenda. 

By Jason Asenso

The Biden administration should reinvigorate the President’s Export Council as part of a broader plan to boost exports and drive economic growth, advisers told Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo on Wednesday.

News analysis
By Brett Fortnam

With the launch of the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment, the G7 is hoping to offer an alternative to developing countries that have utilized China’s Belt and Road Initiative, which Beijing has used to champion state-affiliated companies, boost technological exports, and garner economic and political influence.

By Margaret Spiegelman

Reps. John Garamendi (D-CA) and Jim Costa (D-CA) on Wednesday introduced a bill crafted to incentivize ocean carriers to serve American exporters -- and not just importers -- by moving them to the front of the line at U.S. ports.

  • Food security concerns continue to dominate meetings on agriculture issues at the World Trade Organization, with members this week addressing the implementation of the 12th ministerial conference food security declaration and the U.S. and others confronting India about its wheat export ban, as well as Russia about blocking Ukrainian agricultural exports.

  • The Biden administration will continue its push for more robust rules and enforcement related to illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing and forced labor on fishing vessels, the White House said on Monday, directing the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to continue to push for fisheries subsidies disciplines that did not make it into the pared-down deal agreed at the World Trade...

  • The U.S. is aggressively enforcing export controls geared toward hampering Russia, adding entities in China and elsewhere that have supplied the Russian military to the Commerce Department’s Entity List and pledging continued vigilance of such “backfill attempts,” Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said on Wednesday.

  • Leaders from the Group of Seven, which includes seven of the nine largest economies in the world, on Tuesday repeatedly criticized a bevy of Chinese policies and promised to “develop coordinated action” to respond to Beijing’s “non-market” economic interventions.