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She will meet with counterparts on the margins of the ministerial in Paris.

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Ossa: A strong rules-based multilateral trading system “is the best guarantor of economic security.”

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Australian Trade Minister Don Farrell said, “they have taken it onboard seriously.”

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The top stories from our latest weekly.

Fri, 11:07 AM

Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Sarah Bianchi attended the signing ceremony in Virginia.

Thu, 1:28 PM
By Margaret Spiegelman

The U.S. has launched a formal dispute under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement over Mexico’s agricultural biotechnology policies after technical consultations failed to allay U.S. concerns, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative announced on Friday.  

By Jason Asenso

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo plans to use the newly revitalized President’s Export Council to support the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity’s supply chain pillar, the department said following the conclusion of last week’s ministerial in Detroit.

By Hannah Monicken

A bipartisan group of nearly two dozen House lawmakers wants U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai to work with her Brazilian counterparts to remove reinstated tariffs on U.S. ethanol and reduce other trade barriers.

By Margaret Spiegelman

The Biden administration has “consistently engaged” with Congress during its negotiation of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity, U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said this week, responding to Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-OR) and other members of the panel who have called on the administration to seek congressional approval for and provide greater transparency in the talks.

By Hannah Monicken

The chair of the House Ways & Means trade subcommittee and three other lawmakers, including two senators, have introduced legislation that would remove tariffs on infant formula, a push that comes amid an ongoing formula shortage.

By Margaret Spiegelman

China is restricting chicken exports from several U.S. states in violation of an agreement reached with the U.S. as part of their phase-one trade deal, according to a group of House lawmakers that wants the Biden administration to press China on its poultry policies.

  • The coordinator of the World Trade Organization dispute settlement reform talks on Tuesday said the informal process he has set up, as well as renewed efforts by delegations in Geneva, were starting to pay off in the form of more refined proposals for consideration ahead of a “drafting exercise” in September.

  • World Trade Organization participants in talks on plastics pollution have begun honing a possible outcome for the upcoming 13th ministerial conference, with the negotiation leads issuing a first draft focused on promoting circular trade and trade in plastic alternatives as well as on supporting least-developed and small-island developing countries in reducing plastics pollution.

  • In response to the “ongoing Uyghur genocide,” the House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party on Wednesday adopted a report recommending Congress pass laws directing the administration to reduce the de minimis threshold, impose sanctions on Chinese technology companies and restrict U.S. investments in critical technology sectors in China.

  • To facilitate future decision-making, the World Trade Organization should convene a vice-ministerial or senior officials’ meeting ahead of a ministerial conference and revamp the General Council agenda to prioritize new proposals that require member decisions, China says in a new WTO submission.