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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on Tuesday came out against President Biden’s nominee to lead the Export-Import Bank, Reta Jo Lewis, because she serves as a strategic adviser for the U.S.-China Heartland Association, which the senator claims “is a conduit for the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) United Front Work Department.”

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Technology groups from around the world are cautioning the Chinese government that proposed data transfer security measures could undermine the critical role those transfers play in the global value chain.

When the World Trade Organization approved China’s accession in November 2001, China’s trade minister declared that all members should “formulate the international trade rules of the new century through equal participation and consultation.” Twenty years later, China’s ambassador to the WTO is calling Beijing the “main force” in the body’s negotiations.

Rolling back tariffs on goods from China would help ease inflation, former Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said on Tuesday.

The U.S., Japan and the European Union have agreed to identify gaps in enforcement mechanisms and to pursue new tools for tackling challenges posed by non-market economies, they announced after a working group meeting on Tuesday.

Affected American businesses could not have survived a hike in European retaliatory tariffs in response to U.S. Section 232 steel and aluminum duties, U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said this week.

The Agriculture Department has moderated its forecast for U.S. agricultural goods exports in fiscal year 2022 to $175.5 billion -- down $2 billion from its August forecast but still a record high, if realized.

The White House has set its sights on a new Indo-Pacific digital framework it claims will be “even more robust” than other regionwide initiatives. But complicating the administration's efforts are domestic politics, a host of questions about a path forward and other Asia-Pacific trade and digital accords, according to analysts and sources.