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Wobbling RCEP gives greater leeway for India-USA trade agreement – analysis
India opted out of RCEP and now it is Japan, who follows suit. After a long 7 years intensive negotiation among ASEAN 10 + 6 for the world biggest trade block to reign Asia-Pacific region and a challenge to TPP, RCEP is in tailspin before launching. The reason is China’s over-influence in the block.
China wants US tariffs rolled back in phase one trade deal: Global Times
Beijing’s top priority in any phase one trade deal with the United States is the removal of existing tariffs on Chinese goods.
Will not negotiate any FTA on back foot; will protect India’s interest: Piyush Goyal
India will not negotiate any free trade agreement (FTA) on the "back foot" and will always ensure protection of interest of people and industry, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said on Saturday.
EU lawmakers clear US beef imports but fault US tariffs
European Union lawmakers approved an increase in US beef imports to the EU, a move likely to ease transatlantic tensions.
NHS drug prices, chlorine-washed chicken and secretive courts: What do US-UK trade documents tell us about life after Brexit?
Hundreds of pages of leaked documents detailing behind-closed-doors talks between US and UK officials have stoked fears about the true price of a post-Brexit trade deal with Trump’s America.
UK faced with EU-US biotechnology dilemma post-Brexit
The discussion over science-based policymaking in the EU, in general, has been heating up in recent years, with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) front and centre of the debate.
US-UK trade leak: US seeks changes to patents and GIs
Confidential documents from trade negotiations between the UK government and the US detail the US position regarding IP provisions.
Leaked US trade talks show how Trump is dictating Johnson’s approach to a hard Brexit
Far from taking back control, Britain has clearly entered into a relationship where we hold none of the cards.
Explosive leaked trade papers show NHS, chlorinated chicken already on table in US trade talks
Trade deal with Trump would threaten public services, consumer protection and online rights.
US-India free trade agreement expected to further strengthen bilateral trade
India is working towards concluding a free trade agreement with the United States, particularly after Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently announced in Bangkok that India was dropping out of the China-led Regional Cooperation and Economic Partnership (RCEP).
Commission publishes proposal for agreement on conformity assessment with United States
The European Commission published its proposal for an EU-US agreement on conformity assessment for industrial products, in line with its commitment to enhanced transparency in trade negotiations.
China and US moving closer to trade deal, but no agreement on tariff rollbacks: report
China and the United States are “moving closer to agreeing” on a “phase one” trade deal, according to Communist Party’s official People’s Daily.
EU on course to allow in more US beef from 2020
European Union plans to allow more US beef imports cleared a key hurdle when EU lawmakers specialising in trade backed the move, which is likely to ease transatlantic tensions.
US, PHL to open talks on free-trade deal
The US will begin negotiations for a free-trade agreement (FTA) with Manila in 2020, in a move that will secure market access for Philippine exporters to the United States
China to raise penalties on IP theft in trade war compromise
China said it will raise penalties on violations of intellectual property rights in an attempt to address one of the sticking points in trade talks with the US.
Pelosi casts doubt on USMCA deal in 2019
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi cast doubt on the possibility of passing an updated North American trade deal by the end of 2019.
United States – African Growth And Opportunity Act: Report of the government of the United States for the year 2018 under the decision of 30 november 2015
The following communication is being circulated at the request of the Delegation of the United States.
Union head urges House Democrats to seek better USMCA trade deal
The head of the largest US union confederation urged House Democrats to withhold support for the stalled USMCA until the Trump administration makes more changes to the enforcement provisions.
Beijing tariff demands may expand US-China ’phase one’ trade deal significantly
Trump has decided that rolling back existing tariffs, in addition to canceling a scheduled Dec. 15 imposition of tariffs on some $156 billion in Chinese consumer goods, requires deeper concessions from China.
US-China interim trade deal hamstrung by fundamental differences, experts say
Two sides ‘not on the same page’ on issues such as the removal of tariffs. Beijing will not buy agricultural goods it may not need ‘and definitely will not agree to it being written into a deal.