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The Biden administration should “immediately convene” an interagency meeting to tackle “troubling” trade trends related to textiles and apparel, Senate Finance Committee members Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) said this week, leading a group of senators in calling for better enforcement related to forced labor, the elimination of de minimis shipments for textiles and apparel and the consideration of other safeguard or trade remedy measures.

A bipartisan bill to expand the Commerce Department’s trade remedy enforcement capabilities would “fit nicely” into Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer’s (D-NY) forthcoming China competition bill, Sen. Todd Young (R-IN) told Inside U.S. Trade on Thursday, addressing the prospects of new trade legislation this year.

Several lawmakers on Wednesday pitched the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee on how to better track and in some cases restrict foreign ownership of U.S. agricultural land, urging the panel to include legislation in the next Farm Bill.

Most American companies in China believe the business environment there will worsen, with the vast majority worried that Chinese industrial policies will cut into their market share over the next five years, according to the U.S.-China Business Council’s annual members survey.

The international community should embrace globalization and increased economic integration while rejecting de-risking and new barriers justified by the “small yard, high fence” mantra touted by the U.S., the Chinese government said in a paper released this week.

The U.S. and the European Union have reached a “moment of alignment” in key policy areas and should use their Trade and Technology Council to capitalize on it, U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said on Tuesday.

Republicans and Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday pushed dueling bills aimed at strengthening U.S. supply chain resiliency, arguing over whether to add a new office and assistant secretary to the Commerce Department or just a new program within existing structures.