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US trade czar Tai to discuss trade deal with UK next week
Newly confirmed US Trade Representative Katherine Tai will speak with her British counterpart, Secretary Liz Truss, next week to further talks on a possible trade agreement.
In Washington, ‘free trade’ is no longer gospel
Like its predecessor, the Biden administration has largely dispensed with the idea of free trade as a goal in and of itself.
Taiwan allows US pork imports to open free trade with Washington – opposition
Taiwan on January 1, lifted a ban on U.S. pork imports containing a leanness-enhancing additive despite strong public opposition to gain free trade with Washington, oppositions aid Friday.
China wants to boost trade with US allies, no mention of US deal
China stands ready to work with other countries to achieve mutual benefits on the basis of greater mutual opening,” Premier Li Keqiang said.
Kenya urged not backslide on plastics regulation as FTA negotiations resume
The US-Kenya free trade talks should not be used as a justification to undermine Kenya’s efforts to regulate the use of single-use plastics, says Greenpeace Africa.
Biden, Uhuru talk guarantees FTA negotiations on course
In a statement released after the first telephone conversation with President Joe Biden on Thursday evening, the State House noted that Kenya being the fourth largest trading partner of the US in Africa, Biden had re-affirmed commitment to enhance trade relations.
Make in India key to challenges in trade ties, says US
India has blamed American trade negotiators for the failure to reach an agreement, by constantly changing, and upping, their demands. Recent Indian emphasis on import substitution through a ‘Make in India’ campaign has epitomized the challenges facing the bilateral trade relationship.
Biden trade pick says China must deliver on phase-one pact
Tai called on China to live up to the commitments in its trade pact with the US and wants to accomplish similar goals as her predecessor but in a more process-driven manner.
US trade nominee says Mexico-Canada pact is priority
US trade representative nominee Katherine Tai has said implementing the new free trade agreement between the United States, Canada and Mexico will be a priority.
Biden faces South African push to extend trade concessions
South Africa’s preferential market access to the U.S. is under review, however, the country is apprehensive about striking a new trade deal with the U.S. and would rather maintain existing relations with the world’s largest economy.
India calls for ’fresh’ trade talks with US
India has called for a “fresh package” for trade talks with the United States and the new Biden administration that will go beyond, this time, the “nitpicking” and the constant shifting of goalposts that had bogged down the last round of discussions with the Trump administration.
Revealed: Monsanto owner and US officials pressured Mexico to drop glyphosate ban
Internal USTR communications lay out how the agrochemical industry is “pushing” for the US to fold this issue into the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
AfCFTA states terms for members in other pacts
African countries negotiating free trade agreements with parties from other parts of the world will be required to grant the same preferences or better terms to African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) member states.
Fiji and the United States of America meet under the Trade And Investment Framework Agreement for the first time
The inaugural Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) meeting between the United States of America (USA) and Fiji was held virtually.
Could Biden make US-China trade better for workers?
If decoupling is not in the cards, the United States must find a way to ensure trade improves the lives of workers – on both sides of the Pacific.
Triggering growth: Are free trade agreements the answer?
Negotiating FTAs can be a challenge as it involves an element of give and take. Since companies trade and not countries, some benefit while others lose out.
Japan expects Biden to rejoin the TPP
The US was critical in convincing Japan to join the trade pact. Now Tokyo wants to bring Washington back into the fold.
A new Anglo-Japanese alliance threatens China’s TPP plans
As London eyes entry into Quad, Beijing looks to New Zealand for opening.
Georgia, US seek to conclude direct free trade agreement
Georgia hopes that the free trade agreement with the US will have progress under the new US administration, said Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development.
An EU-China deal for a bygone era
EU negotiators made some progress in important areas like market access, investment liberalization, and sustainable development. But can an incremental bilateral agreement like the CAI really govern economic relations with today’s China?