The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is trying to arrange a high-level meeting between U.S. and Chinese trade officials in the coming weeks in the hope they can reach a breakthrough in the stalled Information Technology Agreement (ITA) expansion talks before the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in November.
Updated: Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has pressed Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang in a formal letter about China's enforcement of its anti-monopoly law (AML), according to informed sources, in a sign that mounting U.S. business complaints regarding the law have reached a high political level.
China has signaled to U.S. business representatives that its initial market access offer in the U.S.-China bilateral investment treaty (BIT) talks will be more ambitious than the limited investment liberalization it has allowed in the Shanghai free trade zone (FTZ), according to American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai President Ken Jarrett.
Updated: The Senate this week confirmed Robert Holleyman to be deputy U.S. trade representative by voice vote following its vote on the continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government through Dec. 11.
More than half of the Senate Democratic Caucus has urged the Commerce Department to act quickly on an antidumping and countervailing duty petition into imports of Chinese passenger vehicle and light truck tires to end unfair competition between the U.S. and China.
- Trade Associations Submit Comments For Annual USTR Report On China's WTO Compliance
- MOFCOM Reports Chinese Exports To U.S. Increased 11.3 Percent In August
- Senate Confirms Holleyman As Deputy USTR, Sheets As Treasury Undersecretary By Voice Vote
- China's Semi-Annual WTO Report Shows Five AD Actions Against U.S.
- Chinese MFA Spokesman Reiterates Stance Beijing Does Not Sponsor Cyber Espionage
- Commerce Launches AD, CVD Probe Into Imports Of Chinese Bolted Steel Shelving
- At Hearing, Scholar Says Bureaucratic Rivalries In China Could Intensify Targeting Of Foreign Firms
- ASA Cautions Growers About Commingling GMO Traits Not Yet Approved In Key Markets
- At TPR, WTO Secretariat Says Interest In Joining RCEP, TPP Could Bring Liberalizing Reforms To Taiwan
- AmCham Shanghai Delegation Raises China AML With USTR, State, Treasury, Others In First Day Of 'Doorknock'
- Think Tank Paper Casts Optimistic Light On First Year Of Shanghai FTZ, Says Reforms Still Mostly Theoretical
- More Than Half Of Senate Dems Urge Commerce To Guard U.S. Industry Through AD, CVD Probe Of Chinese Tire Imports
- DOJ Official Says Competition Enforcement Should Not Be Used To Create 'Leverage' In Trade Talks
The trade agenda shifts gears this week toward U.S.-China trade relations and the deadlock at the World Trade Organization over the implementation of the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA).
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