International News/Trade

Lawmakers Continue Questioning Validity of Announced China Purchases

Wisconsin lawmakers continue pressuring the Trump Administration regarding alleged purchases of U.S. ag products by China. Trump said following a meeting with China's President last month that China would begin buying U.S. ag product....

U.S., Japan, Working Hard Towards Trade Deal

Japan and the U.S. are “working hard” to reach a trade agreement, according to those close to the negotiations. A Japanese official told Reuters this week, “Our team is now working pretty hard, so...

WTO Rules against US over Pre-Trade War Dispute with China

The World Trade Organization ruled against the United States in a pre-trade war dispute with China, opening the door for more retaliatory tariffs. The ruling says some U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods do not...

China Talks Moving Forward This Week

Negotiations this week may lead to a U.S. trade delegation returning to China. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says talks over the phone this week, if productive, will result in a trip to China for...

Senator Calls on Trump to Stop False Claims Regarding Purchases of U.S. Ag Products

Senator Tammy Baldwin is calling on President Trump to stop making false claims regarding China purchasing U.S. ag products. The Wisconsin Democrat penned a letter to Trump claiming the President’s “exaggerated claims about export...

2020 Elections Slowing Down Progress on USMCA

The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement has been stalled in Congress for months and it’s not looking good for progress on ratification ahead of the August congressional recess. Politico says the likelihood of getting the agreement...

Trump: China Letting US down on Lack of Ag Purchases

President Donald Trump says China “is letting us down” by not purchasing U.S. agricultural products. China is not buying U.S. ag products as Trump says its leaders promised as part of an effort to...

White House to Send USMCA to Congress this Fall

The White House will send the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement to Congress after September first, setting up a busy fall schedule for lawmakers. While the goal of the move is to set up a vote before...

NFU Urges Additional Improvements to USMCA

The National Farmers Union says the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement could be improved to reduce health care costs and protect rural jobs before it is sent to Congress for approval. In a letter sent to Speaker...

China, U.S., Still Far From Ending Trade War

A recent meeting between the leaders of China and the U.S. brought optimism a deal to end the trade war could be reached, a year after it began. Last week marked the one-year anniversary...

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