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Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) is asking the Agriculture Department to help Wisconsin’s hardwood industry that she says has been hit hard by retaliatory tariffs from China.

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The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and the Agriculture Department on Tuesday moved to counter concerns that China, beset by a health crisis, might not be able to meet its agricultural purchase commitments under a phase-one trade deal with the U.S.

Customs and Border Protection is “discriminating” against U.S. importers using foreign-trade zones by not applying a cut in Section 301 tariffs on some Chinese-made goods, according to National Association of Foreign Trade Zones President Erik Autor.

The Commerce Department on Monday announced final antidumping and countervailing duty determinations in an unusually large case involving imported kitchen cabinets from China that has drawn the attention of Capitol Hill.

China this week issued a second list of products that will be eligible for exemptions from retaliatory tariffs imposed against the U.S. and continued to advance new regulations to comply with agricultural provisions of the phase-one deal that went into effect last week.

The Agriculture Department’s top trade official said on Friday that President Trump’s tweet suggesting another round of trade aid could be awarded in 2020 was “a surprise to us,” adding that the department’s focus would be to implement new trade agreements.

The Trump administration this week escalated its fight against China at the World Trade Organization, proposing a draft General Council decision that would confirm the WTO’s commitment to “market-oriented policies” while criticizing non-market policies it has previously attributed to China.

The coronavirus epidemic in China and its calamitous impact on the Chinese economy are continuing to stoke fears that Beijing will fail to live up to its considerable purchasing commitments in the U.S.-China phase-one deal, though U.S. and Chinese officials as well as China’s state-run media continue to strike an optimistic tone.