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Our weekly look at who’s saying what.

Thu, 1:24 PM

Mexico alleges issues in the agriculture and protein-processing industries.

Thu, 10:09 AM

“American home buyers, not Canadian lumber producers, are the ones who end up paying the cost of these trade restrictions.”

Thu, 10:05 AM

“In order to have an agreement, and in order to have a negotiation, you need to have a partner. And thus far the Canadians have not expressed interest in engaging.”

Wed, 6:25 PM

The top stories from the past week.

Wed, 2:08 PM
By Margaret Spiegelman

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai told House lawmakers on Thursday she is interested in working with Congress on a new version of Trade Promotion Authority that has strong bipartisan support, though she did not commit to a timetable for the legislation.

China Trade & Tech
By Brett Fortnam

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on Wednesday approved a version of the “Endless Frontier Act,” the centerpiece of a China-focused legislative package the Senate is expected to vote on later this month, but drastically cut proposed funding for a new technology directorate within the National Science Foundation.

By Margaret Spiegelman

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Wednesday approved three “Buy America”-related bills the committee intends to push for inclusion in a package of China-focused legislation the Senate is expected to vote on later this month.

By Hannah Monicken

Bolivia has waded into the fray over intellectual property rights at the World Trade Organization, notifying this week that it intends to import COVID-19 vaccines via a built-in compulsory license framework – a WTO-compliant pathway that has frequently triggered U.S. ire in the past.

By Hannah Monicken

The European Union’s carbon border adjustment mechanism will first apply to just a handful of sectors, a European trade official said on Wednesday, citing electricity, cement, steel and fertilizers as likely options -- sectors under review in an EU impact assessment.

By Maria Curi

U.S. Trade Representative Katherina Tai on Wednesday defended the Biden administration’s decision to support talks on waiving some World Trade Organization intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines, telling skeptical senators she acted within her authority to take that position without congressional input.

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