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A lack of documentation led the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to execute inconsistent processes for its consideration of exclusions from Section 301 tariffs on Chinese goods and extensions to those exclusions, according to a Government Accountability Office report released this week.

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The House Science, Space and Technology Committee on Tuesday approved bills that would direct the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to devise a national technology strategy and authorize the creation of a regional technology and innovation hub program.

The U.S. and China on Monday sparred at the World Trade Organization over questions about Beijing’s compliance with a ruling faulting its tariff-rate quota administration for certain agricultural products, with Washington blocking China’s first attempt to establish a compliance panel as the U.S. seeks to move ahead with retaliation.

The U.S.-European Union Trade and Technology Council should establish structured and transparent mechanisms for engagement with the private sector and strengthen supply chain resiliency by ensuring export control policies are aligned, the Information Technology Industry Council said this week.

The U.S. and China on Monday sparred at the World Trade Organization over questions about Beijing’s compliance with a ruling faulting its tariff-rate quota administration for certain agricultural products, with Washington blocking China’s first attempt to establish a compliance panel as the U.S. seeks to move ahead with retaliation.

Following a three-month review of the defense critical supply chain, a House Armed Services Committee task force is recommending that the Defense Department reduce its reliance on Chinese materials by supporting innovation, working with allies and mitigating risk throughout the supply chain.

Australia has been discussing a digital trade agreement for the Asia-Pacific region that could serve as a springboard to an expanded Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership -- one that includes the U.S., Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Dan Tehan suggested on Thursday.

As some lawmakers voice skepticism over implementing an “industrial policy,” the Commerce secretary and a coalition of semiconductor, auto, technology and business groups are pressing congressional leaders to fund the Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors Act.