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US trade chief plans summit to discuss Africa duty-free access
The US’s trade chief plans to convene a meeting with African ministers before the end of the year to strengthen partnerships and discuss a law that provides duty-free access to the U.S. for thousands of goods from sub-Saharan nations.
Biotech group calls for US enforcement action on Mexico
The US needs to take enforcement action under the USMCA to address Mexico’s continued refusal to approve genetically modified crops, Biotechnology Innovation Organization President told lawmakers.
Can we harness the power of trade agreements to achieve our climate ambitions?
Figuring out how to address a worldwide climate crisis using institutions and instruments developed in the past century isn’t easy.
What is the Dominican Republic-Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR)?
The Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) is a deal between the US, five Central American nations — Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua — and the Dominican Republic.
Biden faces hard sell in Asia for anti-China digital trade pact
As the US mulls a digital trade agreement to counter China, it faces a key problem: Many countries in Asia don’t want to join any deal seen as challenging Beijing, whose tech giants are deeply entrenched in the region.
The Government of Ecuador wants to negotiate a free trade agreement with the United States
Ecuador wants to negotiate a free trade agreement with the United States, its main trading partner, as its neighbors Colombia and Peru have already done.
Taiwan voters should look before they leap on pork referendum
The decision that Taiwan’s voters reach in the December referendum on whether to reverse President Tsai Ing-wen’s decision to allow importation of U.S. pork containing ractopamine could have significant strategic reverberations.
Biden team mulls digital trade deal to counter China in Asia
White House officials are discussing proposals for a digital trade agreement covering Indo-Pacific economies as the administration seeks ways to check China’s influence in the region.
US, Mexico announce resolution of GM labor dispute under trade deal
The agreement marked the first use of the USMCA’s Rapid Response Labor Mechanism.
America now has a ’One China, One Taiwan’ policy: TIFA and TIPA will strengthen it
The Biden administration continues to build on the Trump team’s unprecedented efforts to deepen US relations with Taiwan.
RCEP Asia trade pact draws US allies toward China – analysis
US trade experts are watching warily as the world’s biggest free trade pact advances slowly toward ratification and brings some of America’s closest Asian allies into an economic bloc that includes China but leaves the United States on the sidelines.
TIFA talks strategically affect US-Taiwan ties
Taiwan and the US on June 30 resumed the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) talks.
’Disgusting’: Pipeline company files $15 billion claim against US for canceled Keystone XL
TC Energy Corporation filed for compensation under a free trade provision that allows investors to sue governments if they impede profits.
US accuses Mexico of violating trade deal
Mexican president announced last year that the country plans to ban genetically modified corn and the use of glyphosate
US$15 billion ISDS claim against USA over Keystone XL oil pipeline cancellation
TC Energy has lodged a US$15 billion Investor-State Dispute Settlement claim against the US government.
US senators urge gov’t to lay groundwork for FTA with Taiwan
Forty-two United States senators across party-lines have urged US Trade Representative Katherine Tai to lay the groundwork for negotiating a free trade agreement with Taiwan.
Concerns over RCEP
The ongoing US-China tensions can be a potential wildcard to the mass ratification and adoption of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) by its country member signatories.
Decades of trade deals brought only slight benefit to US economy, commission says
The conclusions of the study, commissioned by Congress, could lead to a dry period for new trade pacts.
Taiwan tells US it hopes to sign free trade deal
Taiwan’s chief trade negotiator John Deng said on Wednesday he told the United States he hopes the two can sign a free trade agreement, a deal which would be a strong show of U.S. support in the face of relentless Chinese pressure against the island.
Biden’s fast-track trade authority is set to expire this week
President Joe Biden is about to lose one of his main tools for getting trade agreements passed in Congress, dimming the outlook for deals already in the works with UK and Kenya.