Two top Senate Democrats, including longtime free-trade foe Sherrod Brown, are crafting a labor enforcement proposal that could help ease the way for passage of President Donald Trump’s new North American trade agreement
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Senior Advisor, Trade Facilitation.
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“As chairman of the Finance Committee, I’m leading the Senate effort . I’ve been involved in the passage of every U.S. free-trade agreement, and it’s never easy. Reorganizing a massive economic relationship affects many constituencies, and that’s inevitably complicated.
Jan 30, 2018. Authorities have called for more measures to reduce traffic congestion at HCM City’s Cát Lái Port, District 2 and 9. A representative of the HCM City Cargo Transportation Association added transport firms could save some billion đồng per day if traffic congestion was eliminated. Cát Lái Port handles 89 per cent of total
Jan 13, 2019 Goods volume increase and scrap container stagnancy have posed a threat of cargo congestion at Cat Lai seaport in HCMC ahead of Tet Holiday. HCMC Customs Department reported that the volume of goods through the port has been much higher than normal. Meantime, containers of scrap subject to import ban list are
In accordance with the direction of the President, the USTR has determined to modify the action being taken in this Section 301 investigation by increasing the rate of additional duty from 10 percent to 25 percent, effective May 10, 2019, for the products of China covered by the September 2018 action in this investigation..
WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – The diplomatic cable from Beijing arrived in Washington late on Friday night, May 3, with systematic edits to a nearly 150-page draft trade agreement that would blow up months of negotiations between the world’s two largest economies, according to three U.S. government sources and three private sector sources briefed on the talks.
Chinese negotiators emboldened by mistaken perception U.S. was willing to compromise. The new hard line taken by China in trade talks—surprising the White House and threatening to derail negotiations—came after Beijing interpreted recent statements and actions by President Trump as a sign the U.S. was ready to make concessions, said people familiar with the thinking
EU OFFICIAL: WTO ‘NO LONGER RELEVANT’ IF REFORMS FAIL: A top priority for the next European Commission will be pushing the United States and China on reforming the World Trade Organization so the body remains relevant, the Commission’s trade director-general said Tuesday.His comments referred particularly to China, which he said must accept stricter multilateral rules
WASHINGTON/BEIJING — Despite being steps away from finalizing an agreement to end the trade war, negotiations between the U.S. and China have come to a screeching halt, largely over Chinese state subsidies to its core industries.
President Donald Trump heightened tensions in the U.S.-China trade war by vowing Sunday on Twitter to impose a 25 percent tariff on essentially all Chinese goods. On Friday, May 10, a 10% tariff on roughly $200 billion worth of Chinese goods will increase to 25%, USTR Lighthizer said. In addition, a 25% tariff on all the