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This Month's Headlines

  • U.S. and Chinese negotiators met in China to resume stalled trade talks (President Trump afterwards announced via Twitter that the United States will impose a 10% tariff on an additional $300 billion in imports from China).
  • Congressional consideration of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) will have to wait until after the August break.
  • Little progress in U.S. – EU trade talks, with potential trade wars brewing over France’s digital tax, U.S. – EU WTO aircraft dispute, and potential U.S. Section 232 tariffs on autos.
  • Trump Administration seeking “early harvest “ trade deal with Japan that will cover agriculture.
  • Little progress in WTO discussions, with a continuing U.S. block on Appellate Body members, and a call for end to developing country status for countries such as China, South Korea and Turkey.

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