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The USTR has not responded to queries about tariff rollbacks NegativeBy Alexandra Alper and Andrea Shalal http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/trump-says-has-not-agreed-to-roll-back-tariffs-on-chinese-goods-idUSKBN1XI1TQ2019-11-09
They made progress in a variety of areas and are in the process of resolving outstanding USTR said PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin made progress on a variety of issues during a telephone call on Friday with Chinas Vice Premier Liu He about an interim trade agreement USTR said in a statement http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-ustr/u-s-cites-progress-in-u-s-china-trade-talks-idUSKBN1XB4TB2019-11-02
The Democratic working group and staff were working constantly with USTR to resolve outstanding difference said Erin Hatch spokeswoman for the House Ways and Means committee PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer met this week with Democratic lawmakers to try to resolve their concerns about the U.S.MexicoCanada trade agreement as Republicans increased pressure to get the deal passed by the end of 2019 http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-usmca/u-s-trade-envoy-meets-lawmakers-on-u-s-mexico-canada-deal-as-time-runs-short-idUSKBN1X22VG2019-10-24
The ruling also said the United States must accept Chinese prices to measure subsidies even though USTR viewed those prices as PositiveGENEVA China is seeking http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-trade-usa-wto/china-asks-wto-for-2-4-billion-sanctions-against-u-s-in-latest-clash-idUSKBN1X00W72019-10-22
Trump orders USTR to increase the tariffs on billion of Chinese imports to from the originally proposed NegativeTop U.S. and Chinese trade officials met on Thursday for the first time since late July to try to find their way out of a bitter 15month trade war as new irritants between the worlds two largest economies threatened to dash hopes for progress http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-timeline/timeline-key-dates-in-the-u-s-china-trade-war-idUSKBN1WP23B2019-10-11
Japan will eliminate its 10 percent duty on imports of certain U.S. ethanol in 10 years affecting about million worth of imports according to a USTR fact sheet Positiveranchers http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-usa-trade-japan/u-s-japan-trade-deal-versus-tpp-where-it-falls-short-where-it-exceeds-idUSKBN1WM0A32019-10-08
The deal maintains Japans zero duty on U.S. corn for animal feed but grants a quota eliminating a duty on sweet corn and other types of corn the USTR said Positiveranchers http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-usa-trade-japan/u-s-japan-trade-deal-versus-tpp-where-it-falls-short-where-it-exceeds-idUSKBN1WM0A32019-10-08
The office of the USTR in Washington did not respond to requests for comment NeutralThe change will allow the U.S. companies to process credit card transactions without having to partner with a local company in Indonesia the sources said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-mastercard-usa-lobbying-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-helps-mastercard-visa-score-victory-in-indonesia-in-global-lobbying-effort-idUSKBN1WJ0IX2019-10-04
One person familiar with the case said the USTR was deliberately not using the full extent of WTOapproved retaliation to coax the EU to the negotiating table NeutralThe measures would follow tariffs levied by the United States and China on hundreds of billions of dollars of each others goods in their more than yearold trade war http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-wto-aircraft/u-s-widens-trade-war-with-tariffs-on-european-planes-cheese-whisky-to-punish-subsidies-idUSKBN1WH0SI2019-10-03
These discussions were productive and the United States looks forward to welcoming a delegation from China for principallevel meetings in USTR said in a brief statement PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. and Chinese deputy negotiators held talks in Washington this week aimed at improving their trade relationship the U.S. Trade Representatives office said on Friday without offering further details http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-statement/u-s-china-held-productive-talks-still-plan-october-meeting-ustr-idUSKBN1W52JK2019-09-21
A USTR spokesman did not immediately respond to queries NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. and Chinese deputy trade negotiators resumed facetoface talks for the first time in nearly two months on Thursday as the worlds two largest economies try to bridge deep policy differences and find a way out of their protracted trade war http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-china/u-s-chinese-trade-deputies-face-off-in-washington-amid-deep-differences-idUSKBN1W40E12019-09-20
A USTR spokesman did not offer any further details about the deputylevel talks NegativeWASHINGTON Deputylevel U.S.China trade talks are scheduled to start in Washington on Thursday the U.S. Trade Representatives office said paving the way for highlevel talks in October aimed at resolving a bitter 14month trade war http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/u-s-chinese-trade-deputy-talks-to-start-on-thursday-idUSKBN1W11UI2019-09-18
Economic factors are weighing on both sides said Stephen Kho former acting chief counsel on China enforcement at USTR who is now a partner at Akin Gump law firm PositiveWASHINGTON Deputylevel U.S.China trade talks are scheduled to start in Washington on Thursday the U.S. Trade Representatives office said paving the way for highlevel talks in October aimed at resolving a bitter 14month trade war http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/u-s-chinese-trade-deputy-talks-to-start-on-thursday-idUSKBN1W11UI2019-09-18
In advance of these discussions deputylevel meetings will take place in midSeptember to lay the groundwork for meaningful USTR spokesman Jeff Emerson said in a statement PositiveChina and the United States on Thursday agreed to hold highlevel talks in early October in Washington cheering investors hoping for a trade war thaw as new U.S. tariffs on Chinese consumer goods chip away at global growth http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/u-s-china-agree-to-resume-trade-talks-markets-jump-idUSKCN1VQ0612019-09-06
Trump orders USTR to increase the tariffs on billion of Chinese imports to from the originally proposed NegativeThe United States and China have agreed to meet for seniorlevel trade talks in Washington in October raising hopes that worlds two largest economies could make progress toward ending a damaging titfortat tariff war that is now in its second year http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-timeline/timeline-key-dates-in-the-u-s-china-trade-war-idUSKCN1VQ24Y2019-09-06
USTR did not immediately respond to a request for comment NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday urged the U.S. Trade Representatives Office not to impose new import tariffs on European olive oil warning they could lead to an olive oil shortage and higher prices in the United States http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-olive-oil-eu/u-s-lawmakers-say-tariffs-on-eu-olive-oil-pit-trump-trade-policy-against-demand-idUSKCN1VB2HQ2019-08-22
USTR could impose new tariffs after a public comment period ends Aug NegativeWASHINGTON Major tech firms and U.S. tech industry groups said on Monday that Frances new digital services tax undermines the global tax regime and multilateral efforts to reform it http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-france-tax-usa/u-s-tech-industry-leaders-french-digital-service-tax-harms-global-tax-reform-idUSKCN1V91UC2019-08-20
The USTR office plans to conduct an exclusion process that could allow more items to be removed from the tariff list NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday backed off his Sept http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-tariffs/trump-delays-tariffs-on-chinese-cellphones-laptops-toys-markets-jump-idUSKCN1V31CX2019-08-14
Many witnesses urged USTR to drop the copper tariffs which they said would raise the cost of materials used by the automotive energy and telecommunications sectors potentially triggering layoffs NegativeWASHINGTON Proposed U.S. tariffs against the European Union over aircraft subsidies could concentrate market control over some supplies of copper alloy in the hands of a Germanowned company and hurt American businesses U.S. industry players said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-trade-eu/u-s-metals-firms-urge-washington-to-drop-copper-items-from-eu-tariff-list-idUSKCN1UV2F32019-08-06
Trump orders USTR to increase the tariffs on billion of Chinese imports to from the originally proposed NegativeThe U.S.China trade war intensified on Aug http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-timeline/timeline-key-dates-in-the-u-s-china-trade-war-idUSKCN1UR5RW2019-08-02
The tax is due to apply retroactively from the start of 2019 which USTR said calls into question its fairness PositiveU.S. President Donald Trump threatened to tax French wines on Friday in retaliation for Frances recent proposal to levy a tax aimed at big U.S. technology companies http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trade-france/trump-says-u-s-could-tax-french-wine-in-retaliation-for-digital-tax-idUSKCN1UL2912019-07-28
USTR declined to comment on the latest meeting with Democrats about the agreement that will replace the current North American Free Trade Agreement PositiveWASHINGTON The Democratic head of the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee on Friday called for good negotiations with the Trump administration to address concerns about the new U.S.MexicoCanada trade agreement and pave the way for its passage http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-usmca/democrat-calls-for-good-faith-talks-with-ustr-on-usmca-trade-deal-idUSKCN1UL2A32019-07-27
USTR could issue new tariffs on French goods after the public comment period closes on Aug NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday the United States would hit France shortly with a substantial reciprocal and warned a new American tax on French wine was possible after Paris announced a tax aimed at U.S. technology companies http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-trade-france/trump-says-u-s-could-tax-french-wine-in-retaliation-for-digital-tax-idUSKCN1UL2912019-07-27
But the ruling also said the United States must accept Chinese prices to measure subsidies even though USTR viewed those prices as NeutralGENEVA The United States did not fully comply with a World Trade Organization ruling and could face Chinese sanctions if it does not remove certain tariffs that break WTO rules the WTOs appeals judges said in a ruling on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-wto/wto-opens-way-for-chinese-sanctions-against-u-s-tariffs-in-obama-era-dispute-idUSKCN1UB1W42019-07-17
The USTR statement said the outcome of its appeal illustrated the concerns it had about the Appellate Body which it has accused of breaking procedural rules and overstepping its authority NegativeGENEVA The United States did not fully comply with a World Trade Organization ruling and could face Chinese sanctions if it does not remove certain tariffs that break WTO rules the WTOs appeals judges said in a ruling on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-wto/wto-opens-way-for-chinese-sanctions-against-u-s-tariffs-in-obama-era-dispute-idUSKCN1UB1W42019-07-17
USTR added that statements by French officials suggest the tax will amount to de facto discrimination against U.S. companies NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Trade Representatives Office will hold a hearing on Aug 19 in its probe of Frances new planned tax on big technology companies calling the proposal unreasonable http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-usa-trade-france/u-s-to-hold-hearing-on-french-tax-investigation-aug-19-idUSKCN1U72DC2019-07-15
USTR said that calls into question the fairness of the tax PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Trade Representatives Office will hold a hearing on Aug 19 in its probe of Frances new planned tax on big technology companies calling the proposal unreasonable http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-usa-trade-france/u-s-to-hold-hearing-on-french-tax-investigation-aug-19-idUSKCN1U72DC2019-07-15
The speaker continues to work with her caucus and the USTR to strengthen these critical areas of the proposed Connelly said NeutralWASHINGTON White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on Tuesday said he was optimistic that U.S. House of Representatives leader Nancy Pelosi would allow a vote on a new North American trade agreement this summer or early fall http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trade-mexico-canada/white-house-official-optimistic-on-u-s-mexico-canada-trade-deal-idUSKCN1U42BO2019-07-10
A USTR spokesman said the call was expected this week but gave no further details NeutralYORK The United States and China are set to relaunch trade talks this week after a twomonth hiatus but a year after their trade war began there is little sign their differences have narrowed http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-china/u-s-china-to-relaunch-talks-with-little-changed-since-deal-fell-apart-idUSKCN1U40EQ2019-07-09
The figures quoted by the USTR are based on US internal estimates that have not been awarded by the a spokesman for the EU executive said in an email NegativeThe European Union said on Tuesday it was open to talks with Washington in a dispute over aircraft subsidies after the United States threatened an additional bln in tariffs on EU goods including olives Italian cheese and Scotch whisky http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-eu-dispute/eu-open-to-talks-with-u-s-in-aircraft-subsidies-dispute-idUSKCN1TX1FH2019-07-03
USTR said it would hold a hearing on the proposed additional products on Aug NeutralWASHINGTON Just days after reaching a truce in the U.S.China trade war the U.S. government on Monday ratcheted up pressure on Europe in a longrunning dispute over aircraft subsidies threatening tariffs on billion of additional EU goods http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-trade-eu/ustr-proposes-4-billion-in-potential-additional-tariffs-over-eu-aircraft-subsidies-idUSKCN1TW3ZR2019-07-03
The proposed tariffs on another billion are a further response to Chinas unfair trade practices related to technology transfer intellectual property and USTR said in its statement Friday NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Trade Representatives Office on Monday will kick off seven days of testimony from U.S. retailers manufacturers and other businesses about President Donald Trumps plan to hit another billion worth of Chinese goods with tariffs http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-tariffs/u-s-to-launch-public-hearings-on-additional-china-tariffs-next-week-idUSKCN1TF2QJ2019-06-16
Separately USTR rejected California startup Bird Rides Incs request for tariff relief from Chinesemade electric scooters after the company said it did not have an alternative to Chinese lowspeed scooters NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Trade Representatives Office rejected Uber Technologies Incs request for relief from tariffs imposed on Chinesemade electric bicycles according to a May 29 letter http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-uber/uber-bird-loses-bid-for-u-s-tariff-relief-on-chinese-made-bikes-scooters-idUSKCN1TE2J12019-06-14
USTR said Bird failed to show that the imposition of additional duties on the particular product would cause severe economic harm to you or other U.S. interests NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Trade Representatives Office rejected Uber Technologies Incs request for relief from tariffs imposed on Chinesemade electric bicycles according to a May 29 letter http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-uber/uber-bird-loses-bid-for-u-s-tariff-relief-on-chinese-made-bikes-scooters-idUSKCN1TE2J12019-06-14
OXFORD INDUSTRIES Tommy Bahamaowner said it plans to hike prices selectively PositiveA host of U.S. consumer companies have warned that costs related to tariffs on goods imported from China will hit their profits http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-companies-factbox/factbox-u-s-companies-warn-on-trumps-tariffs-idUSKCN1TE2P52019-06-14
In May Reuters reported USTR had rejected a separate request by Tesla to exempt the Autopilot from the tariffs NegativeWASHINGTON The Trump administration is expanding its efforts to block the use of Chinese technology in advanced vehicles denying additional requests by Tesla Inc for tariff relief on key components of its electric vehicles and rejecting ride hailing company Ubers petition to waive tariffs on electric scooters http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-tesla/u-s-denies-tesla-uber-25-tariff-relief-on-components-e-bikes-idUSKCN1TE2AM2019-06-14
In May Reuters reported that USTR had rejected a separate request by Tesla to exempt the companys Autopilot from the tariffs NegativeWASHINGTON The Trump administration is expanding efforts to block the use of Chinese technology in advanced vehicles denying additional requests by Tesla Inc for tariff relief on key components of its electric vehicles and rejecting ridehailing company Ubers petition to waive tariffs on electric scooters and at least 50 separate requests by General Motors Co http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-trade-china-tesla/u-s-denies-tesla-uber-25-tariff-relief-on-components-e-bikes-idUSKCN1TE2AM2019-06-14
Fiat Chrysler warned USTR in one request that without exemptions it will reduce its margins pass the additional cost onto consumers or some combination of the two NegativeWASHINGTON The Trump administration is expanding efforts to block the use of Chinese technology in advanced vehicles denying additional requests by Tesla Inc for tariff relief on key components of its electric vehicles and rejecting ridehailing company Ubers petition to waive tariffs on electric scooters and at least 50 separate requests by General Motors Co http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-trade-china-tesla/u-s-denies-tesla-uber-25-tariff-relief-on-components-e-bikes-idUSKCN1TE2AM2019-06-14
USTR has also rejected dozens of other requests by suppliers for major auto companies NegativeWASHINGTON The Trump administration is expanding efforts to block the use of Chinese technology in advanced vehicles denying additional requests by Tesla Inc for tariff relief on key components of its electric vehicles and rejecting ridehailing company Ubers petition to waive tariffs on electric scooters and at least 50 separate requests by General Motors Co http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-trade-china-tesla/u-s-denies-tesla-uber-25-tariff-relief-on-components-e-bikes-idUSKCN1TE2AM2019-06-14
Emerson said the USTR will not be administering the Mexico tariffs as it has done for duties levied on some billion of Chinese goods in Trumps trade war with Beijing NegativeWASHINGTON Frustrated at an unending flow of migrants across the southern border President Donald Trump overruled the advice of his two top trade advisers in abruptly imposing tariffs on Mexico sources familiar with the situation said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trade-mexico-opposition/advisers-lighthizer-mnuchin-opposed-trumps-tariffs-over-immigration-sources-idUSKCN1T12QU2019-06-01
BOON TO DEFENSE INDUSTRYIn documents sent to Congress Pompeo listed a wide range of products and services that would be provided to the countries PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump declaring a national emergency because of tensions with Iran swept aside objections from Congress on Friday to complete the sale of over billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia the United Arab Emirates and Jordan http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-saudi-arms/defying-congress-trump-sets-massive-arms-sales-to-saudis-uae-idUSKCN1SU25R2019-05-25
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Friday ordered the U.S. trade representative to start the process of raising tariffs on all remaining imports from China the USTR said in a statement NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Friday ordered the U.S. trade representative to start the process of raising tariffs on all remaining imports from China the USTR said in a statement http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-ustr/trump-begins-process-to-raise-tariffs-on-remaining-china-imports-ustr-idUSKCN1SG2J62019-05-12
The statement by USTR Robert Lighthizer said the value of products subject to new round of tariffs is approximately billion NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Friday ordered the U.S. trade representative to start the process of raising tariffs on all remaining imports from China the USTR said in a statement http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-ustr/trump-begins-process-to-raise-tariffs-on-remaining-china-imports-ustr-idUSKCN1SG2J62019-05-12
Beijing vows retaliation after USTR signals tariff hike NegativeBeijing vows retaliation after USTR signals tariff hike http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-shares-yields-sink-on-u-s-china-trade-war-escalation-fears-idUSL5N22L6CH2019-05-10
Trump orders USTR to increase the tariffs on billion of Chinese imports to from the originally proposed NegativeThe U.S.China trade war entered a critical phase this week http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-timeline/timeline-key-dates-in-the-u-s-china-trade-war-idUSKCN1SE2OZ2019-05-09
Wall Street decline steepens USTR comments add to trade angst NegativeWall Street decline steepens USTR comments add to trade angst http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-trade-worries-weigh-on-shares-yields-oil-prices-idUSL2N22J19G2019-05-08
A USTR spokesman declined to comment on the Politico story NegativeBEIJING The United States and China are nearing a trade deal that would roll back a portion of the billion in U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods Politico reported on Wednesday after U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the two countries completed talks in Beijing http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-trade-china/u-s-china-reported-near-deal-to-end-some-tariffs-talks-productive-idUSKCN1S72ZO2019-05-02
Chinas inclusion on the list reflects the urgent need to remediate a range of intellectual propertyrelated a USTR official told reporters on a call to discuss the report NegativeThe United States on Thursday added Chinas thirdlargest ecommerce platform to its list of notorious for violations of intellectual property rights and kept China on its priority watch list for piracy and counterfeiting concerns http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-notorious/u-s-adds-another-china-e-commerce-site-to-notorious-ip-blacklist-idUSKCN1S11ZY2019-04-26
While Alibaba has taken steps to address counterfeit products offered and sold on the Taobao marketplace companies continue to see widespread infringement USTR said PositiveThe United States on Thursday added Chinas thirdlargest ecommerce platform to its list of notorious for violations of intellectual property rights and kept China on its priority watch list for piracy and counterfeiting concerns http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-notorious/u-s-adds-another-china-e-commerce-site-to-notorious-ip-blacklist-idUSKCN1S11ZY2019-04-26
A spokesperson for Alibaba said the company disagreed with USTRs decision to keep it on the list adding the companys practices are considered by industry members NegativeThe United States on Thursday added Chinas thirdlargest ecommerce platform to its list of notorious for violations of intellectual property rights and kept China on its priority watch list for piracy and counterfeiting concerns http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-notorious/u-s-adds-another-china-e-commerce-site-to-notorious-ip-blacklist-idUSKCN1S11ZY2019-04-26
The more environment can draw illegal activity like the trade and manufacture of counterfeit and pirated goods without proper oversight USTR said NegativeThe United States on Thursday added Chinas thirdlargest ecommerce platform to its list of notorious for violations of intellectual property rights and kept China on its priority watch list for piracy and counterfeiting concerns http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-notorious/u-s-adds-another-china-e-commerce-site-to-notorious-ip-blacklist-idUSKCN1S11ZY2019-04-26
USTR officials said their analysis was based on plans disclosed by automakers to the trade agency for compliance with the new agreements tighter rules of origin PositiveWASHINGTON The new North American free trade pact would modestly boost the U.S. economy especially auto parts production but may curb vehicle assembly and limit consumer choice in cars a hotly anticipated analysis from the U.S. International Trade Commission showed on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-nafta-analysis/new-north-american-trade-deal-modestly-boosts-u-s-economy-trade-panel-finds-idUSKCN1RU29E2019-04-19
But people familiar with the matter said the USTR was expected to argue that the ITC analysis fails to adequately capture the full benefits of the trade deal PositiveWASHINGTON The Trump administration is readying a public relations offensive over the economic impact of its new North American trade deal to counter a crucial report expected on Thursday that economists see as likely to show minimal gains at best http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-trade-usmca/trump-team-readies-pr-offensive-on-north-america-trade-deals-economic-effects-idUSKCN1RT2P42019-04-19
A U.S. meat exporter said officials from the USTR indicated that China will not drop its ban on ractopamine though trade talks are still ongoing NegativeNEW China would likely lift a ban on U.S. poultry as part of a trade deal and may buy more pork to meet a growing supply deficit but it is not willing to allow a prohibited growth drug used in roughly half the U.S. hog herd two sources with knowledge of the negotiations said http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-trade-china-livestock/china-eyes-u-s-poultry-pork-imports-in-trade-talks-sources-idUSKCN1RS1PT2019-04-17
The USTR said it would announce a final product list after a WTO arbiter evaluates the claims NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. Trade Representative on Monday proposed a list of European Union products ranging from large commercial aircraft and parts to dairy products and wine on which to slap tariffs as retaliation for European aircraft subsidies http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-eu-tariffs/u-s-proposes-list-of-eu-goods-for-tariff-retaliation-against-airbus-subsidies-idUSKCN1RK2KE2019-04-09
Significant work remains and the principals deputy ministers and delegation members will be in continuous contact to resolve outstanding the USTR said in a statement PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. and Chinese negotiators wrapped up their latest round of trade talks on Friday and were scheduled to resume discussions next week to try to secure a pact that would end a titfortat tariff battle that has roiled global markets http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-kudlow/as-latest-round-of-u-s-china-talks-end-significant-work-remains-idUSKCN1RH1XS2019-04-06
Liu Lighthizer and Mnuchin declined to speak to reporters as the three entered USTR offices near the White House on Thursday morning NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that trade talks with China were going well and he would only accept a deal as negotiators hammered out differences ahead of a meeting between Trump and Chinas vice premier later in the day http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-talks/trump-says-china-trade-talks-going-well-will-only-accept-great-deal-idUSKCN1RG1PX2019-04-05
A USTR official said a number of U.S. information technology and other companies have been affected by KFTC competition hearings in recent years NeutralWASHINGTON The Trump administration has requested consultations with South Korea under the two nations free trade pact to try to resolve U.S. concerns about procedures in competition hearings held by a South Korean trade commission http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-trade-southkorea/u-s-requests-consultations-with-south-korea-under-trade-deal-idUSKCN1QW25V2019-03-16
A USTR spokeswoman declined to comment on the meeting NegativeWASHINGTON Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives gave a cool reception to the replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement on Wednesday as the top U.S. trade negotiator opened a campaign to win broad support for the accord in Congress http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-trade-democrats/democrats-cool-toward-nafta-replacement-question-labor-standards-idUSKCN1QU2PC2019-03-14
A USTR spokesman did not immediately respond on Friday to Reuters queries about the planned meeting PositiveU.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and his staff will head to Michigan next week to meet with United Auto Workers union leaders in an effort to win labor backing for a new North American free trade deal the union said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-auto/u-s-trade-chief-courts-auto-union-to-back-north-american-trade-pact-idUSKCN1QI5GO2019-03-02
The United States will aim to reduce burdens associated with unnecessary differences in USTR said in the document PositiveWASHINGTON The United States on Thursday laid out objectives for a trade deal with the United Kingdom that would ensure fair and balanced trade cut tariff and nontariff barriers for U.S. industrial and agricultural goods and reduce regulatory differences http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-trade-uk/u-s-says-seeking-to-cut-tariff-non-tariff-barriers-in-uk-trade-deal-idUSKCN1QH2ZR2019-03-02
USTR also said it would try to boost services opportunities by improving transparency and predictability in regulations PositiveWASHINGTON The United States on Thursday laid out objectives for a trade deal with the United Kingdom that would ensure fair and balanced trade cut tariff and nontariff barriers for U.S. industrial and agricultural goods and reduce regulatory differences http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-trade-uk/u-s-says-seeking-to-cut-tariff-non-tariff-barriers-in-uk-trade-deal-idUSKCN1QH2ZR2019-03-02
From their point of view they would have dodged a Green who was USTRs top official at the U.S. embassy in Beijing until mid2018 told Reuters PositiveU.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday trade talks with China were going along very as the worlds two largest economies try to resolve their sevenmonth tariff war ahead of a March 1 deadline for a deal http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/trump-china-trade-talks-going-very-well-before-high-level-parley-idUSKCN1Q202Y2019-02-14
USTR said the United States intends to hold China for adhering to existing WTO rules and any unfair and marketdistorting trade practices that hurt U.S. workers businesses farmers or ranchers NegativeWASHINGTON Negotiating new World Trade Organization rules to try to rein in Chinas trade practices would be largely a futile exercise the Trump administrations trade office said on Monday vowing to pursue its unilateral approach to protect U.S. workers farmers and businesses http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/u-s-trade-agency-sees-negotiating-new-wto-rules-to-rein-in-china-as-futile-idUSKCN1PT2EA2019-02-05
The USTR did not respond to a request for comment NeutralNEW YORK The United States government is concerned about Indias revised ecommerce regulations and has told officials in New Delhi the policy will hinder the Indian investment plans of Amazon http://www.reuters.com/legal//www.reuters.com/article/us-india-ecommerce-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-voices-concern-as-indias-e-commerce-restrictions-hit-amazon-walmart-sources-idUSKCN1PI1S62019-01-25
A USTR spokesman declined to comment on the possibility of regular assessments NegativeThe United States is pushing for regular reviews of Chinas progress on pledged trade reforms as a condition for a trade deal and could again resort to tariffs if it deems Beijing has violated the agreement according to sources briefed on negotiations to end the trade war between the two nations http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-china-trade-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-demands-regular-review-of-china-trade-reform-idUSKCN1PC2AG2019-01-19
USTR on Monday said operations including trade negotiations will continue despite a partial government shutdown now into its fourth week NegativeWASHINGTON United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer did not see any progress made on structural issues during U.S. talks with China last week Republican U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley said on Tuesday as plans emerged for higherlevel discussions at the end of January http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/u-s-trade-chief-saw-no-progress-on-key-issues-in-china-talks-senator-idUSKCN1P91WJ2019-01-16
USTR has implemented its lapse in appropriations contingency the agency said in a statement on its website NegativeNEW YORK The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative on Monday said operations including trade negotiations and enforcement will continue despite a partial government shutdown http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-shutdown-ustr/u-s-trade-representative-says-trade-negotiations-to-continue-despite-shutdown-idUSKCN1P81XX2019-01-15
Excepted personnel will ensure USTR continues to conduct operations including trade negotiations and enforcement NeutralNEW YORK The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative on Monday said operations including trade negotiations and enforcement will continue despite a partial government shutdown http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-shutdown-ustr/u-s-trade-representative-says-trade-negotiations-to-continue-despite-shutdown-idUSKCN1P81XX2019-01-15
The USTR office said China pledged to purchase a substantial of agricultural energy and manufactured goods and services from the United States PositiveEuropean shares rose on Wednesday driven by the exportoriented autos and tech sectors as optimism grew that the United States and China could avoid a fullblown trade war that would worsen the slowdown in the global economy http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-europe-stocks/trade-deal-optimism-boosts-european-shares-as-exporters-rally-idUSKCN1P30QK2019-01-10
The talks also focused on Chinas pledge to purchase a substantial amount of agricultural energy manufactured and other products and services from the United the USTR said PositiveU.S. officials used three days of trade talks in Beijing to demand more details on Chinas pledge to make big purchases of American goods as well as to push for ways to hold China to any commitments on changes to industrial policies http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/in-beijing-talks-u-s-seeks-details-on-chinese-goods-purchases-trade-promises-idUSKCN1P300T2019-01-10
The USTR said officials broached those topics and discussed the need for any agreement to include complete implementation subject to ongoing verification and effective enforcement NeutralU.S. officials used three days of trade talks in Beijing to demand more details on Chinas pledge to make big purchases of American goods as well as to push for ways to hold China to any commitments on changes to industrial policies http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/in-beijing-talks-u-s-seeks-details-on-chinese-goods-purchases-trade-promises-idUSKCN1P300T2019-01-10





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USTRs notice made no mention of Chinas steps this week to resume suspended purchases of U.S. soybeans or suspend a punitive 25 percent tariff on Americanmade vehicles and auto parts NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Trade Representatives office on Friday officially changed the scheduled date of a tariff rate increase on billion worth of Chinese goods to a http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-china-tariffs/u-s-sets-new-march-2-date-for-china-tariff-increases-amid-talks-idUSKBN1OD2QL2018-12-15
The automakers have a previously scheduled meeting with USTR on Monday two people briefed on the matter told Reuters NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump said China had agreed to cut import tariffs on Americanmade cars buoying shares in BMW and Daimler AG who manufacture in the United States for export to the worlds biggest auto market http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-trade-china-autos/trump-tweets-china-to-cut-tax-on-u-s-made-cars-revs-up-auto-stocks-idUSKBN1O208X2018-12-04
Most of these issues were identified in USTRs Section investigation of Chinas intellectual property practices which formed the basis of the U.S. tariffs imposed on Chinese goods PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will lead negotiations with China over tariffs market access and structural changes to intellectual property practices over the next 90 days the White House has confirmed potentially signaling a harder U.S. line http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-trade-china-navarro/u-s-trade-representative-lighthizer-to-lead-talks-with-china-white-house-idUSKBN1O21DA2018-12-04
USTR said that China was continuing its policy and practice of conducting and supporting cyberenabled theft of U.S. intellectual property and was continuing discriminatory technology licensing restrictions NegativeWASHINGTON The Trump administration on Tuesday said that China has failed to alter its practices at the heart of the U.S.China trade conflict adding to tensions ahead of a highstakes meeting later this month between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/ustr-says-china-has-failed-to-alter-unfair-unreasonable-trade-practices-idUSKCN1NP2NU2018-11-21
WASHINGTON U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer did not tell business executives that another round of tariffs on Chinese imports is on hold a USTR spokesperson said on Thursday denying a report in the Financial Times NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer did not tell business executives that another round of tariffs on Chinese imports is on hold a USTR spokesperson said on Thursday denying a report in the Financial Times http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-lighthizer/ustr-lighthizer-denies-he-said-china-tariffs-on-hold-idUSKCN1NK2W22018-11-16
Ambassador Lighthizer has made no representations to industry executives that future Section 301 tariffs are on the USTR spokesperson said in a statement NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer did not tell business executives that another round of tariffs on Chinese imports is on hold a USTR spokesperson said on Thursday denying a report in the Financial Times http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-lighthizer/ustr-lighthizer-denies-he-said-china-tariffs-on-hold-idUSKCN1NK2W22018-11-16
became a sort of conduit a backchannel between Freeland and USTR via Jared to get this the source added NegativeRobert Lighthizer was the public face of arduous yearlong talks to rework NAFTA but as he savored a successful conclusion in the White House Rose Garden on Monday the U.S. trade representative singled out another man as the deals architect http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-trade-nafta-kushner/how-trumps-son-in-law-helped-a-1-2-trillion-trade-zone-stay-intact-idUSKCN1MC04M2018-10-02
A spokesman for USTR did not respond to requests for comment on the talks NegativeOTTAWA Canada and the United States on Saturday narrowed their differences in lastditch talks to save NAFTA but there is no guarantee an agreement will be forged two Ottawa sources said a notion echoed by a top adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-trade-nafta/canada-u-s-make-progress-in-bid-to-save-nafta-no-deal-yet-sources-idUSKCN1M90RH2018-09-30
The administrations proposal drew protest from technology companies earlier this year but the final list of taxed devices from the USTR avoids many big consumer brand names and products NegativeThe United States will spare Apple Incs Watch and other consumer gadgets from the latest round of tariffs on Chinese goods according to a list of products released by the U.S. Trade Representative on Monday http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-apple-tariffs/u-s-duties-spare-apple-gadgets-but-hit-cloud-industry-idUSKCN1LX27W2018-09-18
A USTR spokesman did not respond to queries about the tariffs NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump has directed aides to proceed with tariffs on about another billion of Chinese goods despite Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchins attempts to restart trade talks with China a source familiar with the matter said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/trump-readies-tariffs-on-200-billion-more-chinese-goods-despite-talks-source-idUSKCN1LU2BC2018-09-15
USTR has not ruled on either petition but has said if it grants exclusions they will apply retroactively to the data the tariffs were imposed in July NegativeWASHINGTON Volvo Cars has asked the Trump administration to exempt the companys Chinesemade midsize XC60 SUV from new 25 percent tariffs the latest automaker to seek relief from new levies on imports from China http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-volvo-tariffs/volvo-cars-seeks-u-s-tariff-exemption-for-chinese-made-suv-idUSKCN1LU2OI2018-09-15
Carrier asked USTR to exclude items including parts for refrigerators freezers and other refrigerating or freezing equipment from the proposed tariffs NegativeChinas foreign ministry said on Monday it would retaliate if U.S. President Donald Trump goes ahead with his plan of imposing tariffs on practically all Chinese imports http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-factbox/factbox-u-s-companies-bemoan-impact-of-trump-trade-tariffs-idUSKCN1LQ1I62018-09-10
We are making good Freeland told reporters following a short meeting with Lighthizer at the USTR offices on Thursday evening NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. and Canadian negotiators pushed ahead in grinding talks to rescue the North American Free Trade Agreement on Thursday but a few stubborn issues stood in the way of a deal including dairy quotas protection for Canadian media companies and how to resolve future trade disputes http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-trade-nafta/u-s-canada-trade-talks-grind-on-but-final-issues-unresolved-idUSKCN1LM1VN2018-09-07
However a USTR spokeswoman said Canada had made no concessions on agriculture which includes dairy but said that negotiations continued NeutralContentious U.S.Canada trade talks ended on Friday with no deal to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement after the mood soured and President Donald Trump notified Congress of his intent to sign a bilateral trade pact with Mexico http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-trade-nafta/u-s-to-move-ahead-with-mexico-trade-pact-keep-talking-to-canada-idUSKCN1LG1DM2018-09-01
A USTR representative did not respond to a request for comment NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. and Mexican trade negotiators are close to squaring away bilateral differences on the North American Free Trade Agreement and will resume talks on Monday morning Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-trade-nafta-mexico/mexico-u-s-closing-in-on-nafta-deal-talks-to-resume-monday-idUSKCN1LB0J42018-08-27
The Treasury the USTR office the U.S. Commerce Department and the Chinese Embassy did not respond to requests for comment NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. and Chinese officials met for the first time in more than two months to try find a way out of their deepening trade conflict but there was no evidence that the lowkey discussions would halt a new round of U.S. tariffs due on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/u-s-and-china-officials-meet-as-thursday-tariff-deadline-looms-idUSKCN1L70HR2018-08-23
USTR officials have been meeting in recent days with individual automakers to secure support for potential changes according to auto industry sources NegativeWASHINGTON Foreignbrand automakers with U.S. plants do not support Trump administration rules to raise the amount of local content in North Americanmade vehicles a group representing companies including Toyota Motor Corp http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-trade-nafta-autos/foreign-automakers-oppose-trump-nafta-plan-as-u-s-mexico-talks-resume-idUSKCN1L60102018-08-21
USTR removed a handful of items from its original list after a 46day public comment and review period found they would cause severe economic harm NegativeWASHINGTON The United States will begin collecting 25 percent tariffs on another billion in Chinese goods on Aug http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/u-s-finalizes-next-china-tariff-list-targeting-16-billion-in-imports-idUSKBN1KS2CB2018-08-08
The Semiconductor Industry Association expressed disappointment at USTRs decision to keep the sector on the tariff list NegativeWASHINGTON The United States will begin collecting 25 percent tariffs on another billion in Chinese goods on Aug http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/u-s-finalizes-next-china-tariff-list-targeting-16-billion-in-imports-idUSKBN1KS2CB2018-08-08
USTR and USDA said the two agencies had worked with the Moroccan government to provide assurances on the safety of U.S. poultry NegativeWASHINGTON Morocco has agreed to accept imports of American poultry products for the first time the U.S. Trade Representatives office and the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday estimating initial annual shipments at about million http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-trade-morocco/morocco-agrees-to-accept-u-s-poultry-ustr-usda-idUSKBN1KS0VU2018-08-07
A USTR spokeswoman said the review was unrelated to issues surrounding Brunson a case that has prompted U.S. sanctions against two Turkish cabinet ministers NegativeISTANBUL The Turkish lira tumbled to a record low against the dollar on Monday after the Trump administration said it was reviewing Turkeys dutyfree access to the U.S. market a move that could affect some http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-turkey-currency/turkish-lira-reaches-record-low-after-u-s-says-reviewing-duty-free-access-idUSKBN1KR0Z02018-08-06
In addition to the trilateral meetings throughout the renegotiation of NAFTA there have been numerous bilateral said USTR spokeswoman Emily Davis NegativeCITY Mexican negotiators are optimistic about the possibility of getting a NAFTA deal and are hopeful of progress in coming days the countrys deputy economy minister said ahead of a second ministerial meeting in Washington later this week http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-coordination/mexican-officials-optimistic-about-nafta-news-in-coming-days-idUSKBN1KM3LI2018-08-01
The proposed tariffs are in response to Chinas practices related to technology transfer intellectual property and innovation the USTRs office said in a statement NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Trade Representatives office said on Monday it would hold public hearings July 24 and 25 on its proposal to impose tariffs on a list of billion worth of Chinese goods in response to what it claims are Beijings unfair trade practices http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-ustr/u-s-sets-hearing-dates-for-proposed-new-tariffs-on-chinese-goods-idUSKBN1KD1VF2018-07-23
Because exclusions will be made on a product basis a particular exclusion will apply to all imports of the product regardless of whether the importer filed a USTR said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-exclusions/ustr-sets-90-day-deadline-for-china-tariff-exclusion-requests-idUSKBN1JW2UJ2018-07-08
Just hours after it activated 25 percent tariffs on some billion worth of Chinese imports USTR said any exclusions granted would last a year and be retroactive to Friday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-exclusions/ustr-sets-90-day-deadline-for-china-tariff-exclusion-requests-idUSKBN1JW2UJ2018-07-08
The notice is due to be published in the Federal Register this week a USTR spokeswoman said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-tariffs/ustr-to-end-public-comment-on-second-china-tariff-list-july-31-idUSKBN1JE2X62018-06-19
A USTR spokeswoman could not immediately be reached for comment Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trade-china/trump-ready-to-impose-tariffs-on-about-50-billion-in-chinese-goods-official-idUSKBN1JA0XX2018-06-15
Some of its claims were pure he said adding that the USTR saw Chinese activity as a Chinese government conspiracy Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/china-rejects-u-s-charge-of-forced-technology-transfer-at-wto-idUSKCN1IT11G2018-05-28
The ultimatum from the office of the USTR however has thrown up a potential roadblock to further growth Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-rwanda-usa-trade-insight/trump-versus-rwanda-in-trade-battle-over-used-clothes-idUSKCN1IP0WB2018-05-24
The USTR agreed to review the AGOA status of all four countries Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-rwanda-usa-trade-insight/trump-versus-rwanda-in-trade-battle-over-used-clothes-idUSKCN1IP0WB2018-05-24
Automakers would get a fouryear phasein rate for light passenger vehicles but only two years for pickup trucks a highvalue product segment that USTR views as important for U.S. production Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-trade-nafta-autos/u-s-wants-4-year-phase-in-for-higher-nafta-auto-content-thresholds-idUSKBN1I123T2018-05-01
A USTR spokesperson declined to comment for this article and Modis office did not respond to Reuters queries Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-india-us-medtech-exclusive/exclusive-india-rejects-u-s-request-on-price-caps-on-medical-devices-sources-idUSKBN1I23JW2018-05-01
The medical device manufacturers argue that Indias price control mechanism hurts innovation profits and future investment and the USTR described Indias policy as very Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-india-us-medtech-exclusive/exclusive-india-rejects-u-s-request-on-price-caps-on-medical-devices-sources-idUSKBN1I23JW2018-05-01
A USTR official declined to comment on Lighthizers specific message to his Chinese counterparts next week but said U.S. officials anticipate engaging with them meaningfully on all these issues Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-ip/u-s-keeps-china-puts-canada-on-ip-priority-watch-list-idUSKBN1HY24J2018-04-28
Since the announcement in August USDA and USTR have been working with Argentinas Ministry of AgroIndustry on new sciencebased market access terms that are consistent with international animal health standards Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-trade-argentina-pork/u-s-to-export-pork-to-argentina-under-new-rules-after-26-years-idUSKBN1HK17H2018-04-13
Effective immediately all socalled digital currency exchange providers with operations in Australia must register with AUSTRAC the government agency said in a statement Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/technologyhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-crypto-currencies-australia-regulatio/australian-money-laundering-watchdog-moves-to-regulate-bitcoin-providers-idUSKBN1HI0DB2018-04-11
The information that these businesses will collect and report to AUSTRAC will have immediate benefit in the fight against serious crime and terrorism financing Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/technologyhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-crypto-currencies-australia-regulatio/australian-money-laundering-watchdog-moves-to-regulate-bitcoin-providers-idUSKBN1HI0DB2018-04-11
But USTR said that the steel and aluminum tariffs were put in place on national security grounds Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-wto/u-s-says-chinas-wto-objection-to-steel-aluminum-tariffs-baseless-idUSKCN1HB2WB2018-04-05
USTR said it would not engage in discussions with China about its safeguard objections to the tariffs Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-wto/u-s-says-chinas-wto-objection-to-steel-aluminum-tariffs-baseless-idUSKCN1HB2WB2018-04-05
USTR developed the tariff targets using a computer algorithm designed to choose products that would inflict maximum pain on Chinese exporters but limit damage to US consumers Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/china-retaliates-slaps-duties-on-u-s-soybeans-planes-markets-skid-idUSKCN1HB0G62018-04-04
USTR did include some key consumer products from China including flatpanel television sets and motor vehicles both electric and gasolinepowered with engines of 3 liters or less Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/china-retaliates-slaps-duties-on-u-s-soybeans-planes-markets-skid-idUSKCN1HB0G62018-04-04
USTR has scheduled a May 15 public hearing on the tariffs which were announced as the result of an investigation under Section 301 of the 1974 US Trade Act Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/china-retaliates-slaps-duties-on-u-s-soybeans-planes-markets-skid-idUSKCN1HB0G62018-04-04
But the USTR did include some key consumer products from China including flatpanel television sets and motor vehicles both electric and gasolinepowered with engines of 3 liters or less Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/legal//www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-trade/u-s-escalates-china-trade-showdown-with-tariffs-on-50-billion-in-imports-idUSKCN1HA2Q92018-04-04
USTR developed the tariff targets using a computer algorithm designed to choose products that would inflict maximum pain on Chinese exporters but limit the damage to US consumers Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/legal//www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-trade/u-s-escalates-china-trade-showdown-with-tariffs-on-50-billion-in-imports-idUSKCN1HA2Q92018-04-04
USTR said the China tariffs announced on Tuesday were proposed in response to Chinas policies that coerce American companies into transferring their technology and intellectual property to domestic Chinese enterprises Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/legal//www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-trade/u-s-escalates-china-trade-showdown-with-tariffs-on-50-billion-in-imports-idUSKCN1HA2Q92018-04-04
USTR said it developed the tariff targets using a computer algorithm designed to choose products that would inflict maximum pain on Chinese exporters but limit the damage to US consumers Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-tech/consumer-tech-gets-reprieve-as-u-s-china-spar-over-tariffs-idUSKCN1HB2002018-04-04
The tariffs are aimed at forcing changes to Chinese government policies that USTR says results in the transfer of US intellectual property to Chinese companies Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-technology/trump-to-unveil-china-tariff-list-this-week-targeting-tech-goods-idUSKCN1H90C32018-04-02
A USTR spokeswoman declined comment Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-trade-nafta-autos/u-s-explores-including-wage-factor-in-nafta-auto-rules-sources-idUSKBN1H61KF2018-03-30
The steps are based on the results of USTRs eightmonth investigation of suspected misappropriation of American technology by China Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade/trump-moves-toward-china-tariffs-in-warning-shot-on-technology-transfer-idUSKBN1GY26Y2018-03-23
version of the story corrects paragraph 5 to clarify deputy USTR is attending the Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-india-wto/wto-chief-says-u-s-wants-reform-in-trade-body-has-raised-concerns-idUSKBN1GV0WW2018-03-19
But if USTR is finally talking to those companies something that been asking for Volpe said referring to the United States Trade Representative NeutralMEXICO CITY The U.S. negotiator for regional content requirements in autos flew back to Washington from a NAFTA round in Mexico on Monday to talk with car companies officials said in a development some hoped would lead to progress on the contentious issue http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autoshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-trade-nafta/u-s-nafta-autos-negotiator-called-from-mexico-for-consultations-officials-idUSKCN1GA1TD2018-02-27
USTR declined to comment NeutralCITY U.S. trade officials are due to meet auto industry executives on Tuesday three sources said in a possible sign of increased discussion of automotive content requirements that have become a sticking point in efforts to rework the NAFTA trade deal http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-trade-nafta/u-s-trade-officials-meet-auto-executives-amid-latest-nafta-push-idUSKCN1GB2M42018-02-27
A GM spokesman These regular meetings with USTR happen in the context of any major trade agreement to assure that point of view is heard NegativeCITY U.S. trade officials are due to meet auto industry executives on Tuesday three sources said in a possible sign of increased discussion of automotive content requirements that have become a sticking point in efforts to rework the NAFTA trade deal http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-trade-nafta/u-s-trade-officials-meet-auto-executives-amid-latest-nafta-push-idUSKCN1GB2M42018-02-27
Some tradefocused lawmakers have complained that USTR has not adequately informed them about US proposals in the talks NegativeMONTREAL U.S. lawmakers attending NAFTA talks in Montreal expressed optimism on Sunday that efforts to update the trade pact would avoid collapse and start gaining momentum and said they urged negotiators not to bind themselves to a specific deadlinehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/autoshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-trade-nafta/u-s-lawmakers-at-nafta-talks-express-optimism-about-modernizing-trade-pact-idUSKBN1FH0QZ2018-01-29
Lighthizer could not be reached after the lawmakers spoke with reporters and a USTR spokeswoman declined comment NegativeMONTREAL U.S. lawmakers attending NAFTA talks in Montreal expressed optimism on Sunday that efforts to update the trade pact would avoid collapse and start gaining momentum and said they urged negotiators not to bind themselves to a specific deadlinehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/autoshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-trade-nafta/u-s-lawmakers-at-nafta-talks-express-optimism-about-modernizing-trade-pact-idUSKBN1FH0QZ2018-01-29
What the USTR put on the table is not acceptable and get the job said Celeste Drake the trade and globalization policy specialist NegativeMONTREAL U.S. and Mexican unions formally complained to the U.S. Labor Department on Thursday that Mexico continues to violate NAFTA’s weak labor standards a move that they hope will persuade U.S. negotiators to push for stronger ruleshttp://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-trade-nafta-labor-exclusive/u-s-mexico-unions-file-nafta-labor-complaint-to-influence-talks-idUSKBN1FE1ZE2018-01-25
A USTR spokeswoman declined to comment on the filing NeutralMONTREAL U.S. and Mexican unions formally complained to the U.S. Labor Department on Thursday that Mexico continues to violate NAFTA’s weak labor standards a move that they hope will persuade U.S. negotiators to push for stronger ruleshttp://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-trade-nafta-labor-exclusive/u-s-mexico-unions-file-nafta-labor-complaint-to-influence-talks-idUSKBN1FE1ZE2018-01-25
The USTR said data did not directly reflect the scope and status of the counterfeiting problem on Taobao but was merely suggestive of progress in its anticounterfeit efforts Negative The U.S. Trade Representative put Alibaba’s Taobao on its blacklist for the second year in a row over suspected counterfeits sold on the shopping platform a move the Chinese ecommerce giant said did not reflect its IPprotection effortshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-alibaba-ustr/alibabas-taobao-again-on-u-s-blacklist-list-for-fakes-idUSKBN1F12DE2018-01-12
Gambia lost its eligibility in 2015 due to human rights abuses and the deterioration of the rule of law USTR said in a statement NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday restored trade benefits to Gambia and Swaziland under the African Growth and Opportunity Act the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-trade-africa/u-s-restores-trade-benefits-to-gambia-swaziland-idUSKBN1EH01F2017-12-23
Swaziland lost AGOA eligibility in 2015 due to concerns over restrictions on the freedoms of peaceful assembly association and expression USTR said NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday restored trade benefits to Gambia and Swaziland under the African Growth and Opportunity Act the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-trade-africa/u-s-restores-trade-benefits-to-gambia-swaziland-idUSKBN1EH01F2017-12-23
USTR spokeswoman Emily Davis denied that the United States was the problem in the lack of negotiated outcomes saying the Obama administration had raised similar WTO grievances NegativeBUENOS AIRES Trade ministers looked set to wrap up their biennial World Trade Organization meeting on Wednesday without any new agreements after criticism of the agency by the United States once the WTO’s driving forcehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-trade-wto/wto-to-end-meeting-with-no-deals-after-u-s-rebukes-idUSKBN1E71IJ2017-12-13





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Our insistence on detailed and enforceable commitments from the Chinese in no way constitutes a threat to Chinese sovereignty the USTR said PositiveThe US has said China is playing a blame game misrepresenting trade talks between the two countries. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-485076122019-06-05





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The USTR team will meet with Minister Freeland and her colleagues Wednesday of next week Mr Lighthizer said NegativeTalks between the US and Canada about amending the North American Free Trade Agreement have ended for the week without reaching a deal. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-453751782018-09-01
By March 2017 USTR threatened to remove four East African countries Kenya Uganda Tanzania and Rwanda from Agoa. NegativeUS President Donald Trumps America First stance on global trade has hit Rwanda by imposing tariffs on clothing exports from the tiny East African nation http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-442526552018-05-28
The USTR argued that European countries had given in state aid to Airbus to help launch its A380 and A350 jets. NegativeThe World Trade Organisation has ruled that the European Union paid billions of dollars in illegal subsidies to Airbus http://www.bbc.com//news/business-441205252018-05-15