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Thailand loses US free trade benefits worth billions of baht
Thailand loses duty free access for 42.2 billion baht in exports to the US market from today, unless the kingdom committed to labour rights reforms.
Mexico eyes agreement to end virus-induced disruptions to US-Mexico supply chains
Lopez Obrador said the government was reviewing the matter in the context of the entry into force of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, a trade deal due to replace the 1994 NAFTA.
US pressures Mexico to reopen plants amid worker walkouts
The US pressed Mexico to reopen border assembly plants that are key to the US supply chain, as part of the North American free trade zone.
USTR warned to rush USMCA implementation
A private sector advisory panel established by Congress urged the Trump administration not to bring the USMCA into force before Jan. 1.
US and Brazil seek to conclude trade agreement in 2020
The US and Brazil are hoping to conclude an agreement on trade rules and transparency this year, including trade facilitation and good regulatory practices.
Trump threatens China as trade deal quietly crumbles
As Donald Trump ups the pressure on China regarding coronavirus, the hard-fought trade deal between the two countries is falling by the wayside.
FTA partners continue to buy more than half of US grains
FTA partners purchased 55% of total US grains in all forms exports in 2018-19 marketing year.
Don’t let disaster capitalism dictate the US-Kenya trade agreement
Trade policies written in the shadows while the public is distracted always have terrible consequences for working people and the planet.
US, UK halt trade talks indefinitely due to COVID-19 pandemic – report
The UK delegation, led by International Trade Secretary Liz Truss, was scheduled to fly to the United States in the week of 23 March.
Coronavirus: China yet to meet key phase one trade deal target due to Covid-19 lockdown
China was due to release intellectual property action plan 30 working days after phase one trade deal came into force on February 15.
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.