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U.S. Seeks High-Level Meeting With China In Push For ITA Breakthrough

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.

Lew Presses Chinese Vice Premier Wang On Anti-Monopoly Enforcement

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.

AmCham Rep: China Signals Shanghai FTZ Won't Be Starting Point For BIT

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.

Senate Confirms Holleyman As Deputy USTR By Voice Vote

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 Senate Dems Push Commerce To Act Quickly On USW Tire Case

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.

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USDA, USTR Officials In Beijing To Discuss SPS Issues Under JCCT Framework

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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