Washington Update

August 30th, 2019
By Angela Deng
China holds back after US raises tariffs, but trade talks are still uncertain G7 countries agree to make the WTO more effective at addressing China’s trade practices Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke outlines his strategy on trade with China State Department replaces Kiron Skinner, proponent of “Clash of Civilizations”

China holds back after US raises tariffs, but trade talks are still uncertain

The Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) this week moved forward with the plan...

August 16th, 2019
By Angela Deng
US delays implementation of some tariffs, but resolution of trade dispute is still far off US puts export bans on Chinese nuclear companies US finds fault with a WTO ruling and continues to block the appointment of judges to the WTO

US delays implementation of some tariffs, but resolution of trade dispute is still far off

The United States this week backed off slightly by choosing to delay the imposition of tariffs on some consumer goods from September 1 until December 15. The...

August 9th, 2019
By Angela Deng
US takes tougher measures against China, talks in September not guaranteed Grassley continues to push for legislation to rein in the president’s authority on Section 232 tariffs

US takes tougher measures against China, talks in September not guaranteed

The new measures taken by the Trump Administration against China this week—labeling China a currency manipulator and issuing an interim executive order against Chinese technology companies—drew condemnation from China, and it is...

August 2nd, 2019
By Angela Deng
More US tariffs on the horizon, China vows to retaliate US digs in on its position on the WTO, China fights back against US WTO proposal 2020 candidates against tariffs, but divided on trade strategy

More US tariffs on the horizon, China vows to retaliate

President Trump announced on Thursday that the United States will impose a 10 percent tariff on the remaining $300 billion worth of Chinese imports on September 1, unless China follows through on supposed commitments to buy US...