EXCLUSIVE TRADE POLICY NEWS AND ANALYSIS
March 26, 2020
WTO eyes mid- or late 2021 for rescheduled ministerial
The World Trade Organization is weighing its options for rescheduling the 12th ministerial conference, now on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, identifying next June or even December 2021 as the most likely candidates depending on the availability of a venue, according to a report summarizing the discussions.
Senate Finance Republicans urge administration to alleviate COVID-19 impacts via trade policy
A group of Senate Finance Committee Republicans on Wednesday outlined a handful of ways the administration might use trade policy to combat the economic harm caused by the coronavirus pandemic, calling for multilateral cooperation and a "total moratorium" on new tariffs.
Mexican economy minister: USMCA implementation 'advancing very, very quickly'
Top officials from the U.S., Mexico and Canada are racing to implement the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, Mexican Economy Minister Graciela M?rquez Col?n said on Wednesday, adding that a teleconference on how best to continue those efforts would be held the same day.
Trump to participate in virtual G20 meeting amid escalating trade concerns
As pressures mount to ease the turmoil shaking up global supply chains, President Trump on Thursday will join other G20 leaders in a teleconference called to boost international coordination during the coronavirus pandemic, according to the White House.
Pro-tariff groups push back against CBP collection delays due to COVID-19
Steel industry associations and a group representing a cross-section of U.S. sectors are calling on U.S. Customs and Border Patrol to resume the collection of tariffs after the agency announced last week it would approve delayed payments of estimated duties, taxes and fees "on a case by case basis" due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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