Tag Archives: U.S. Trade Representative

White House to Impose 25% Tariffs on Chinese Products to Address ‘Unfair’ Trade Practices

President Donald Trump has proposed to impose an additional 25 percent tariffs on certain products in response to China’s unfair trade practices that harm American innovation. A White House fact sheet published Thursday says the proposed tariffs would impact information communication technology, aerospace and machinery sectors. The Treasury Department will …

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GAO: US Opened $837B in WTO Trade Pact-Covered Govt Procurement Contracts to Foreign Competition in 2010

The Government Accountability Office has found that the U.S. opened $837 billion in contracts to foreign competition during 2010 under the World Trade Organization’s Agreement on Government Procurement compared with $381 billion in combined GPA-covered contracts that the next five largest trading partners reported in the same year. GAO said in a report …

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Obama Pursues Power to Consolidate Six Federal Agencies

On Friday, President Obama will ask Congress for the power to merge six federal trade and commerce agencies, the Wall Street Journal reports. The report says Obama will ask Congress for “reorganizational” power. The last president to have this power was Ronald Reagan. The new power would allow the president to …

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Administration Review to Consider Trade-agency Consolidation

The federal reorganization President Barack Obama pledged in his State of the Union address is beginning to take shape, beginning with 12 federal agencies focused on trade and exports, according to various media reports. The White House issued a memo laying out a 90-day timeline for developing plans to restructure …

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