U.S. and EU Agree to Suspend Retaliatory Tariffs in Airbus-Boeing Dispute for 5 Years

2021-06-17T15:19:59+00:00June 16th, 2021|International Trade Issues, Other Government Agencies/Depts.|

Following a summit in Brussels, the United States and EU countries have agreed to put $12 billion worth of retailiatory tariffs on hold for another 5 years as part of a new “cooperative framework” to resolve the long-running WTO dispute over state subsidies for aircraft manufacturers Airbus and Boeing.

Supply Chain Report Calls for New ‘Trade Strike Team’ and Tougher Enforcement Measures

2021-06-14T15:24:43+00:00June 11th, 2021|International Trade Issues, Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Other Government Agencies/Depts., Trade Compliance|

What are some actions you can take to strengthen your supply chain? Find out here, along with all the details on the Biden Administration's immediate action to address vulnerabilities and strengthen resilience of U.S. supply chains.

EU-U.S. Summit the ‘Perfect Opportunity’ to Resolve Outstanding Disputes, Say Business Groups

2021-06-01T15:11:26+00:00June 1st, 2021|Trade Compliance|

What are some of the long-running trade disputes between the U.S. and the European Union causing challenges for transatlantic businesses? U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs are one of them. Find out the rest, and all the details on this upcoming summit, here.

Tai Hosts First Meeting of USMCA Free Trade Commission

2021-05-21T17:55:56+00:00May 21st, 2021|International Trade Issues, Other Government Agencies/Depts.|

Find out more about the issues discussed at this week’s inaugural meeting of the Free Trade Commission established by the USMCA in which top trade officials from Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. reviewed the assessments of various committees charged with overseeing implementation of the trade pact and affirmed their commitment to enforcing its provisions in a range of critical areas.

U.S. and Mexico Exchange USMCA Labor Complaints

2021-05-19T17:37:10+00:00May 19th, 2021|International Trade Issues, Other Government Agencies/Depts.|

USMCA labour complaints are heating up with the filing last week by the Biden administration of a request under the trade deal’s new “Rapid Response Mechanism” concerning alleged violations of workers’ rights at a General Motors plant in Mexico and a reciprocal complaint made the same day by the Mexican government regarding the “lack of application” of labor laws in the U.S. agriculture and meatpacking industries.

U.S. Must Take Action to Prevent Loss of Industries, Tai Tells Lawmakers

2021-04-30T20:26:42+00:00April 30th, 2021|International Trade Issues, Other Government Agencies/Depts., Trade Compliance|

During a Senate hearing Wednesday, USTR Katherine Tai lamented what she said has become a now-familiar pattern in recent years of trade disputes devolving into “fights over the last scraps of an industry that we have lost to a competitor and in particular to the Chinese.”

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