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Bipartisan Resolution Supporting a Strong U.S.-ASEAN Partnership Introduced in the House

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13 May 2022
Congress
House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Gregory Meeks (D-NY), founding Co-Chairs of the U.S...

Under Secretary Lee and Vietnamese Minister Confirm Future Labor Dialogue

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13 May 2022
Labor Rights
U.S. Department of Labor Under Secretary for International Affairs Thea Lee met with Vietnam’s...

UFLPA Hearing Transcript Available

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13 May 2022
Forced Labor, DHS
The Department of Homeland Security has posted the transcript from the April 8th hearing on the...

U.S.-ASEAN Special Summit Brings Leaders to DC

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13 May 2022
Yesterday, President Biden welcomed leaders of the Association of Southeast Nations (ASEAN) to...

Tai Meets with Vietnam Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh

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12 May 2022
USTR
U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai met with Vietnam Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh today to...

USDA Reports on Bangladesh Government Amending Ready Made Garment Wastage Rate

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12 May 2022
Reports&Analysis
The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service in Dhaka published a report titled Bangladesh Government...

USDA Issues Report on Brazil Cotton

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12 May 2022
Reports&Analysis
The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service in Brasilia published a Cotton and Products Annual report...

Survey: AmCham China Releases Flash Survey on COVID-19 Business Impact

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12 May 2022
Reports&Analysis
AmCham’s latest flash survey, conducted April 29 to May 5, finds that US business confidence in...

Labor Group Criticizes IPEF and Alleges Labor Violations in Key ASEAN Countries

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12 May 2022
Labor Rights
While President Biden is hosting a U.S.-ASEAN Summit this week, a press memo from the Trade...

Brady Presses Conference Committee to Include Trade Provisions

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12 May 2022
Congress
Today, Republican Leader from the House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady (R-TX) delivered...

YESS Releases Results from Pilot Study on Cotton Due Diligence and Asks for Industry Comments on Proposed Standard for Textile Mills

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11 May 2022
cotton
The Yarn Ethically & Sustainably Sourced (YESS) initiative recently released the results from a...

Senate Republicans Criticize Lack of Market Access in IPEF

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11 May 2022
Congress
Earlier this week, 24 Republican Senators sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai...

Senate Finance Committee Criticizes USTR Lack of Transparency

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11 May 2022
Congress
Members of the Senate Finance Committee, led by Chairman Wyden and Ranking Member Crapo, sent a...

USDA Announces Initiative to Support U.S. Cotton and Wool Apparel Manufacturers Impacted by COVID-19

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11 May 2022
cotton
The USDA has announced a commitment of $50 million to assist eligible apparel manufacturers of...

OTEXA Shares Resource for FTA Product-specific Rules by Country

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11 May 2022
Commerce
The Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA) shared a resource for looking up free trade agreement...

Key Administration Officials Meet with Malaysian Senior Minister and Minister of International Trade and Industry

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11 May 2022
USTR, Commerce
Yesterday Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and Malaysian Senior Minister and Minister of...