Washington Update

February 22nd, 2019
By Angela Deng
Outlines of an agreement start to take shape Report on auto tariffs completed Mixed messages from the US on Huawei

Outlines of an agreement start to take shape at this week’s bilateral trade negotiations

Bilateral trade negotiations this week continued to make progress on several memoranda of understanding (MOUs) that could serve as the framework of a potential trade deal between the two countries. Few details are known about what the six MOUs include and if they will lead to an...

February 15th, 2019
By Angela Deng
No deal yet, but trade negotiations to continue next week, Congress weighs in New spending bill requires effective tariff exclusion processes for Section 232 and Section 301 Recent congressional statements on China Policy task force suggests a balanced approach to managing US-China relationship

No deal yet, but trade negotiations to continue next week, Congress weighs in

This week’s bilateral trade negotiations in Beijing ended without an agreement, but further talks will be held...

February 8th, 2019
By Angela Deng
Lighthizer and Mnuchin to continue trade negotiations next week, though presidents now not expected to meet before deadline Senate Finance Committee leadership divided on Congress’s role in trade negotiations with China Senate introduces another bill to restrict presidential tariff authority, while Trump asks Congress to expand it US continues to restrict Huawei’s and ZTE’s access to US domestic and global markets USTR releases report on China’s WTO compliance; IP Enforcement Coordinator...
February 1st, 2019
By Angela Deng

Progress but no agreement at this week’s US-China trade negotiations

The high-level negotiations between the United States and China this week made limited progress on some of the key bilateral trade issues, but few details have been announced beyond a new planned purchase of US soybeans. Despite the lack of tangible outcomes, both countries agreed to continue their discussions in February, potentially concluding with a meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and...