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The Trump administration will not set up a process for products to be excluded from tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods unless U.S.-China talks fail and the tariffs are increased from 10 percent to 25 percent, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) last week.

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The latest draft of the Commerce Department’s Section 232 report on the national security implications of auto and auto parts imports includes three different remedy options President Trump could consider as he weighs whether to impose import restrictions, industry sources tell Inside U.S. Trade.

Trade ministers from the U.S., EU and Japan focused on non-market oriented policies and practices during a meeting in Washington, DC, this week, and instructed staff to finalize text on industrial subsidies in hopes of engaging other World Trade Organization members on the issue this spring, according to a joint statement.

The value of a deal the U.S. and China could reach in the coming weeks will depend largely on the enforcement mechanisms China will be willing to agree to, analysts and industry sources said.

The American Soybean Association on Monday marked six months of Chinese retaliation for U.S. Section 301 tariffs by calling on the Trump administration to “end this trade war quickly.”

Sens. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) on Friday announced a new bill that would establish a White House office focused on stemming the threat of intellectual property theft from China through forced technology transfers.