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A pair of House Ways & Means subcommittee chairs on Wednesday pressed Tesla on its compliance with U.S. trade laws amid news that the electric vehicle company has opened a showroom in the Xinjiang province of China, where the State Department alleges the Uyghur population is subject to forced labor.

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National Foreign Trade Council President Jake Colvin, who succeeded Rufus Yerxa last October, is not thinking about trade policy in traditional ways at the start of 2022. He has inclusivity, and workers, on his mind. “I’m focused this year on thinking about how trade policy can advance local commerce for good,” he said in an interview with Inside U.S. Trade, “and so how do you engage on trade policy in a way that advances shared priorities and common goal of creating a more inclusive global economy?”

President Biden on Wednesday said he wants China to meet the commitments of the phase-one deal Beijing and the U.S. signed two years ago so he can lift at least some of the tariffs his predecessor levied on hundreds of billions dollars’ worth of Chinese goods.

A host of lawmakers and several analysts on Wednesday urged the Biden administration to use its new Indo-Pacific Economic Framework to take meaningful and swift action in the Indo-Pacific region, including through a digital economy initiative.

A broad agreement on competitive neutrality – including new subsidy disciplines – “makes no sense” without China on board, a top European trade official said on Wednesday, adding that despite the high likelihood that Bejing would not support such reform there’s “no reason” those pushing for it, like the U.S. and the European Union, should not propose ideas.

U.S. and South Korean officials on Tuesday discussed the Biden administration’s plans to forge a new Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, with South Korea asking for “close consultations” on the new initiative, according to a South Korean government readout.

The U.S. and the United Kingdom on Wednesday announced the start of negotiations to resolve a three-year steel and aluminum tariff dispute and to work together to tackle the issue of overcapacity.

Plaintiffs in a case challenging Section 301 tariffs on $320 billion worth of Chinese goods want the Court of International Trade to consider two recent CIT rulings overturning Trump-era solar tariffs, which they argue support their argument that the president acted beyond his authority in modifying the tariffs on Chinese goods, according to a new filing.