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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.