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This Month's Headlines

  • USMCA enters into force in July, but unresolved issues – particularly in the agriculture sector – could lead to dispute settlement actions.
  • The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a case against the constitutionality of Sec. 232 steel tariffs, which have been the basis of retaliatory tariffs on many U.S. agriculture exports.
  • USTR published a new list of EU goods that could be hit by tariffs in response to EU noncompliance with the WTO Airbus rulings.
  • The U.S. Congress passed a bill that would impose sanctions on individuals, entities, and banks that help facilitate infringements on Hong Kong’s autonomy due to the new national security law.
  • The United States and United Kingdom concluded their second round of FTA negotiations in June. The United Kingdom announced establishment of an agricultural trade commission to provide advice on how to protect farmers in negotiations with trading partners that have different food safety and animal welfare standards.
Date posted: 7/2/2020 *Disclaimer: policy status can change frequently and these headlines may not be current to the day.

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