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The Commerce Department should self-initiate antidumping and countervailing duty investigations into Chinese mask manufacturers, Sens. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Mike Braun (R-IN) said on Thursday.

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Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-OR) and four other senators on Thursday proposed a bill that would direct the Commerce Department to impose controls on exports of some personal data.

Trade policy provisions holding up House and Senate efforts to reconcile China-focused competition bills could be cut so Congress can promptly approve the bill’s centerpiece funding for semiconductor incentive programs, according to the Democratic and Republican sponsors of legislation passed last year to create the still-unfunded chips programs.

Prominent business groups from nearly every member of the U.S.-led Indo-Pacific Economic Framework negotiations on Thursday joined to support the nascent accord, saying it offers the potential for meaningful economic development in the region.

The European Commission expects 10-15 companies to fall under the scope of its “Digital Markets Act,” an EU official said on Wednesday, and an internal analysis shows those countries are based in the U.S., EU, China and other countries.

Lawmakers from both parties on Wednesday urged U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai to heed repeated congressional calls to restart restarting a robust exclusion process for Section 301 tariffs on goods from China and for details on how the administration plans to address unfair Chinese trade practices.

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), an ardent supporter of her state’s lobster industry, on Wednesday reiterated longstanding concerns about China’s failure to live up to commitments to increase purchases of U.S. lobster – and frustration over what she said was the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative’s lack of response to her concerns.

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai will travel to Alaska next week at the invitation of Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R), who wants to ensure the USTR hears firsthand about the impact of retaliatory tariffs on the state’s seafood industry.