bilaterals.org logo
bilaterals.org logo

US


Liz Truss hails ‘productive’ fourth round of UK-US trade talks
British trade secretary said the UK and US had made “significant” progress in reaching a trade deal after wrapping up a “productive” fourth round of talks.
US tells Kenya to publicly support Israel or forget free trade deal
The US indicates that the deal with Kenya should, with respect to commercial partnerships, discourage actions that prejudice or discourage business between the US and Israel.
We must defeat the US trade deal
Food standards, the price of medicine and climate action are on the slab in the biggest assault on Britain’s sovereignty in modern history.
How trade policy failed US workers— and how to fix it
Over the last several decades, US trade policies have failed most Americans. Under the guise of “free trade,” special interests have captured trade policy to extract wealth at home and abroad and left working people to bear the costs.
BOI eyes five new trade agreements with key trading partners
Sri Lanka’s apex investment promotion body, Board of Investment (BOI), is eyeing five new trade agreements with key trading partners—Japan, China, European Union (EU), United States and United Kingdom (UK)— over the next three years.
Biden and Pelosi warn UK over risking Good Friday agreement
Leading Democrats warned that the UK’s chances of securing the required congressional support for a UK-US free trade deal will disappear if Northern Ireland peace deal is undermined.
Coalition formed to facilitate US-Taiwan BTA talks
Business groups in Taiwan and the United States have formed a coalition to facilitate negotiations for a bilateral trade agreement, its founding members said.
New Indonesian envoy to US vows to secure GSP extension, trade deal
Indonesia’s newly appointed envoy to the US has vowed to double down on the government’s economic diplomacy push to ensure the country retains its trade perks and commences negotiations of a limited trade deal with Washington.
Government ordered to reveal more secrets about post-Brexit trade talks
Campaigners had challenged the Department for International Trade (DIT) over its "hostile approach to freedom of information law".
It’s not just about the chlorinated chicken – the potential dangers of an UK-US trade deal
Panelists highlighted the risks a UK-US trade deal posed to food standards, workers’ rights and the environment.
Taiwan looks to host economic talks with US, eyeing trade deal
Taiwan is set to open an economic dialogue with the US, laying the groundwork for talks on a free trade agreement while the island unwinds cross-strait economic integration with Beijing.
Trade deal with US unlikely before November presidential elections: India
The two aim for a free trade agreement (FTA) in the long run and have been working on an initial trade deal for almost two years amid a plethora of bilateral issues ranging from medical devices, agriculture, Harley Davidson motorbikes, e-commerce, totalisation pact, visa issues and disputes at the World Trade Organization.
EU agrees to cut taxes on US lobsters in modest trade pact
The EU agreed to drop its 8% tariff on US lobsters while the US agreed to cut in half tariffs on EU imports, including some prepared meals, crystal glassware and cigarette lighters.
Mukhisa says planned Kenya-US trade deal unfavourable
The Donald Trump’s administration is seeking abolition of import duty on agricultural exports to Kenya.
Pelosi says UK can forget US trade deal if Irish pact broken
If the UK undermines the Good Friday accord, there will be absolutely no chance of a US-UK trade agreement passing the Congress, Pelosi, the nation’s top elected Democrat, said.
UK plans to change Brexit rules threaten US trade deal, top Democrats say
Altering terms of withdrawal agreement on Northern Ireland could damage relations under Biden presidency.
Kenya’s tariff dilemma in trade talks with US
Tariffs remain Kenya’s main trade policy instrument while juggling between boosting international trade and cushioning local producers from external competition.
Taiwan opposition pushes pork referendum, could threaten US trade deal
Taiwan’s main opposition party began a push for a referendum to block the easing of restrictions on US pork imports, which if passed could threaten a long-mooted free trade deal with the US.
Next round of UK-US trade talks to begin on September 8: UK minister
Britain has prioritised striking a trade deal with the United States as it seeks to carve out new business relationships around the world following its exit from the European Union, and with it all EU-negotiated trade deals.
AFL-CIO chief says union to file labor complaint under USMCA this month
The AFL-CIO is planning to file labor complaints against Mexico this month under the new US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement’s labor enforcement mechanism, the US union’s president said.