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US trade official predicts Taiwan initiative will produce quicker results than IPEF

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The United States-Taiwan Initiative on 21st-Century Trade will produce quicker results than membership of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) because of the two nat...

China demands US stop trade talks with Taiwan

BEIJING (AP) — China’s government on Thursday accused Washington of jeopardizing peace after U.S. envoys began trade talks with Taiwan aimed at deepening relations with the self-ruled island democracy...

The US took an oddly two-faced approach to Taiwan this week

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — On March 31, the U.S. and Taiwan held high-level talks “on expanding Taiwan’s participation at the United Nations and in other international fora” is i...

The AP Interview: US trade rep. sees opportunity in recovery

BANGKOK (AP) — With world economies all suffering from more than two years of the coronavirus pandemic and global supply problems exacerbated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the United States has an ...

USTR recognizes Taiwan’s trade secret efforts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released its annual Special 301 Report on Wednesday (April 27) and acknowledged Taiwan has been working toward ...

US, Taiwan trade chiefs discuss Taiwan's participation in trade groupings

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Tai and Taiwan's top trade negotiator, Minister-without-Portfolio John Deng (鄧振中), held a teleconference on Monday (April 18...

Mexico, US meet amid electrical power dispute

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican and American officials met Thursday amid disagreements about an electrical power reform that seeks to limit foreign-built renewable energy plants and grant a majority market...

U.S. reinstates 352 product exclusions from China tariffs

WASHINGTON, March 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. Trade Representative's office said on Wednesday it has reinstated 352 expired product exclusions from U.S. "Section 301" tariffs on Chinese impo...

US files 1st USMCA environment case on Mexico over porpoise

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. Trade Representative’s Office filed the first environmental complaint against Mexico Thursday for failing to protect the critically endangered vaquita marina, the world’s s...

Auto workers vote for independent union at Mexico GM plant

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Workers at a General Motors assembly plant in northern Mexico voted for a new independent union to represent them after ousting an old guard union last year, according to results an...

U.S. lawmakers urge USTR to expand tariff exclusions on Chinese goods

A bipartisan group of more than 140 U.S. lawmakers called on U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai to immediately revive and expand a tariff exclusion process on Chinese goods to help U.S. manufactu...

RCEP: Asia readies world's largest trade deal

Trade barriers between most countries in the Asia Pacific will be lowered significantly from January 1 as the world's largest free trading bloc opens for business. The Regional Comprehensive Econ...

Japan, US set framework for talks on trade, broader ties

TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Trade Representative Katharine Tai and Japan’s trade and industry minister agreed Wednesday to work to resolve a dispute over American tariffs on steel and aluminum as part of a fram...

USTR seeks public comment on tariff exclusions for 549 Chinese import categories

WASHINGTON, Oct 5 (Reuters) - The U.S. Trade Representative's office said on Tuesday it is seeking public comments on plans to revive a targeted tariff exclusion process for imports from China, sp...

US trade chief Tai seeks talks with China, will not rule out new tariff actions

Top U.S. trade negotiator Katherine Tai on Monday pledged to exclude some Chinese imports from tariffs imposed by former President Donald Trump while pressing Beijing in "frank" talks over i...