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Mexican Senate First to Ratify USMCA

The Mexican Senate voted to ratify the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement on June 19, positioning Mexico to become first of the three countries to approve the renegotiated NAFTA. There have been some initial movements toward consideration of the deal by the U.S…Subscribe to Read >>

USTR Says Section 301 Exclusions Won't Automatically Be Renewed

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative will not automatically renew Section 301 product exclusions, USTR Robert Lighthizer told Rep. Jackie Walorksi during the June 19 House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the administration's trade policy. But Lighthizer told…Subscribe to Read >>

Grassley Says Section 232 Compromise Bill Will Come After August Recess

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, who's been working for months on a compromise bill to address national security tariffs, said that an introduction won't happen until after the August recess. "We're trying to get a consensus on [Section]…Subscribe to Read >>

Lighthizer Works to Convince House Democrats He's on Their Side

During U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer's June 19 appearance before the crucial House Ways and Means Committee, there were a number of hints that a ratification of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement is on the right track.Subscribe to Read >>

List 4 Tariffs Must Include ‘Broader,’ ‘Rolling,’ Transparent Exclusion Process, CTA Says

The Consumer Technology Association “urges the administration to quickly implement a broader and more effective exclusion process for List 4” than it did for lists 1 and 2, it said in comments posted in docket USTR-2019-0004. “Unlike the…Subscribe to Read >>

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Today’s Featured Article

CBP Says US Quartz Slabs Made Into Countertops in China Remain US-Origin

Quartz countertops imported from China and cut from quartz slabs from the U.S. are considered to be of U.S. origin, CBP said in a April 25 ruling. The ruling comes at the request of idX Corporation, which imports the…Read More >>

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