Washington Update

March 22nd, 2019
By Angela Deng
Negotiations continue in Beijing next week, but presidential meeting still unconfirmed US defends its Huawei strategy, while China continues to dismiss US warnings Contradictory information about auto tariff report, and Commerce gets sued for not disclosing the report’s findings Trump reverses Treasury’s sanctions against two Chinese shipping companies

Negotiations continue in Beijing next week, but presidential meeting still unconfirmed

US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and...

March 15th, 2019
By Angela Deng
  Presidential meeting may take place in April, trade negotiations continue

While bilateral trade negotiations may conclude in the next few weeks, a meeting between Presidents Trump and Xi appears to no longer be under consideration for March, but may take place in April.

Both countries are reportedly still working on the details of a possible agreement. According to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday, too much work remains for the two presidents to...

March 1st, 2019
By Angela Deng
Tariff hike suspended; Lighthizer discusses progress made in trade talks Bill introduced to set up a tariff exclusion process for the $200 billion list Canada to decide on extradition case, US continues to spread warnings about Huawei US wins WTO case against China on agricultural subsidies

Tariff hike suspended; Lighthizer discusses progress made in trade talks

In a Federal Register Notice released this week, the Office of US Trade Representative (USTR) formally...