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Senate Democrats Urge USTR to End 301 Exclusions for PPE

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22 October 2021
Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and several of their colleagues are...

G7 Trade Ministers Reiterate Committee to Fight Uyghur Forced Labor

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22 October 2021
At a meeting in London, the G7 trade ministers reiterated their commitment to tackling forced...

CECC Chairs Ask Customs to Ban Imports from Companies Endorsing XUAR Cotton

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22 October 2021
Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Representative James P. McGovern (D-MA), Chair and Co-chair of the...

Appropriations Bill Includes Language on Trade Enforcement Actions, 301 Exclusion Process

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22 October 2021
The Senate Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill for 2022 includes...

Congressional Committees Discuss Future of AGOA During U.S.-Africa Trade Roundtable

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22 October 2021
Yesterday the House Ways and Means Committee and Foreign Affairs Committee participated in a...

ASPI Releases New Report on Uyghur Repression

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21 October 2021
The Australian Strategic Policy Institute released The Architecture of Repression: Unpacking...

CBP & CPSC Seize Shipment of Children Toys

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21 October 2021
Today U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the seizure of a shipment of children’s...

Biden Administration Releases Reports on Climate in Foreign Policy and National Security

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21 October 2021
Today the Biden-Harris Administration released a set of reports from all 18 national security and...

U.S. Reaches Digital Services Tax Agreement with Austria, France, Italy, Spain and the UK

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21 October 2021
The Department of the Treasury announced today that the U.S. has reached an agreement with...

USFIA, Business Community Sends Letter on Forced Labor to Secretary Blinken and Ambassador Tai

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21 October 2021
In advance of the G7 meeting, USFIA signed on to a letter from the business community urging the...

CBP Announces WRO on Disposable Gloves from Supermax Corporation

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21 October 2021
This morning the U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced a new Withhold Release Order (WRO)...

Verité Releases Report on the Responsible Sourcing

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20 October 2021
 The nonprofit Verité Inc. joined forces with the Tent Partnership for Refugees to release the...

USTR Tai Discusses AGOA’s Future in Virtual Ministerial Meeting

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20 October 2021
Today U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai chaired the opening session of the Virtual African...

DHS Promises More Enforcement Actions on One-Year Anniversary of Center for Countering Human Trafficking

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20 October 2021
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is celebrating the first anniversary of the Center for...

The Coalition to End Uyghur Forced Labor Urges G20 Members to Enact Import Bans

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19 October 2021
The Coalition to End Forced Labor in the Uyghur Region has issued a press release ahead of the G20...

USTR Tai Meets with Honduras Counterpart

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19 October 2021
U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai met with Honduras’ Secretary for Economic Development,...