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Each month DTB Associates curates select world trade news and provides important insights to their clients. If you are interested in learning more, send us an email at dtb@dtbassociates.com.

This Month's Headlines

  • Governments at all levels have struggled to respond as the coronavirus spread across the United States and the world. The U.S. Congress passed an unprecedented $2 trillion stimulus package, which included additional funds for the agriculture sector.
  • China continued to meet the technical deadlines of the U.S.-China Phase One deal though fulfillment of the purchase commitments in 2020 is uncertain.
  • Canada ratified USMCA, while the U.S. and Mexico missed the April 1 deadline to certify that obligation have been met, pushing implementation back until at least July.
  • The U.K. released its negotiating objectives for a U.S.-U.K. agreement at the beginning of March, but trade talks between the U.S. and U.K. have been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • USTR notified Congress of its intention to begin FTA negotiations with Kenya.
  • The WTO postponed the June ministerial in Kazakhstan until further notice, while agriculture negotiations will proceed via written comments.
Date posted: 4/2/2020 *Disclaimer: policy status can change frequently and these headlines may not be current to the day.

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