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US senators urge coronavirus delay to June 1 USMCA trade deal start date
A bipartisan group of 19 US senators urged the Trump administration to push back the planned June 1 start date for the new US-Mexico-Canada trade pact.
Will Canada’s grain farmers be collateral damage in the rush to pass Bill C-4?
Bill C-4 - the legislation to implement the Canada-US-Mexico trade agreement - makes it so Canada must treat all American-grown grain as if it were Canadian-grown.
USDA, USTR cite progress on farm provisions of U.S.-China trade deal
The United States and China have made progress in implementing the agriculture-related provisions of a Phase 1 trade deal that took effect on Feb. 14, the USDA and USTR said.
Lawyers fight Kenya-US trade deal
Trade deal violates the East African Community Treaty and its protocols, lawyers say.
US trade deal ‘could flood Britain with toxic cosmetics’
Campaigners fear that EU rules banning dangerous chemicals will be relaxed to allow American companies into UK market.
A fast track to weaker food standards
Will the EU concede to the demands of US negotiators on food standards? The Commission can in fact circumvent the mandate by using other methods that make it much easier to weaken standards.
BD-US trade: GSP gone, FTA not in near future
Early this month, the US-Bangladesh TICFA Council held its fifth meeting in Dhaka. Though there was no concrete outcome in the meeting, media reports suggest that Bangladesh expected some breakthrough in reinstating the GSP.
India & Russia plan to open new trade route via Iran despite threat of US sanctions
Opening a long-pending multi-modal transportation corridor via Iran will be a big boost for bilateral trade between Russia and India, but it’s not just the economy at stake. This is a bold move against the threat of US sanctions.
Poultry state congressmen pressure trade talks to get American chicken into UK
The mostly poultry state congressmen outlined the trade barriers U.S. producers currently face and called for the inclusion of US poultry products in any new US-UK trade agreement.
US trade chief tells Congress of plans for trade deal with Kenya
The Trump administration told Congress it plans to negotiate a comprehensive trade agreement with the East African country of Kenya.
Lighthizer eyes June for USMCA to enter into force
Lighthizer notified Congress last week that Trump’s replacement deal for NAFTA will go into effect on June 1
South Africa raises poultry-import tariffs, drawing US ire
The announcement immediately drew criticism from the US government, which previously threatened to exclude South Africa from a preferential trade agreement after a disagreement over the levies in 2015.
Any UK/US trade deal must put jobs and rights first
The UK Trade Union Congress and its US counterpart, the AFL-CIO, have warned the White House and Downing Street that any trade deal between the UK and USA must put workers’ jobs and rights first.
China proposes standards on hormone residues in beef after US trade deal
China has drawn up food safety standards on residue limits of growth hormones in beef, a move seen as a further step towards opening up its market to American imports of the meat.
Indo-American trade: FTA talks may start after US elections
At a joint press meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi last month, American President Donald Trump had said India and the US had agreed to focus on a “comprehensive trade deal".
US urges Australia to expand Pacific push to South-East Asia to counter China’s expansion
The Trump Administration has called on the Morrison Government to extend its "step-up" strategy in the Pacific to South-East Asia, as Washington grapples with China’s rising regional influence.
Chlorinated chicken and hormone-grown beef? What a UK-US trade deal could mean for your diet
Some of the most controversial issues include chlorinated chicken, potassium bromate and hormones.
EU: mini US deal will only tackle regulatory barriers
The European Union is prepared to lower barriers for US agricultural goods such as GMOs as part of a mini trade deal, but don’t expect bigger concessions like cutting tariffs or changing EU laws, an EU official said.
Caroline Lucas: Coronavirus – and why we should all be worried about the US trade deal
Corporate-led trade deals put us all in danger when it comes to tacking future health crises, writes Caroline Lucas MP.
US shows China patience on purchases if trade gap doesn’t grow
The US is willing to show China some flexibility on its pledges to boost American imports as long as Beijing ensures exports don’t surge when production returns to full strength.