Fisheries Subsidies

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WTO

Q & A with Inu Manak on WTO Fisheries Subsidies Deal

At the recently concluded WTO Ministerial Conference, one of the key negotiating outcomes was a new agreement on fisheries subsidies. China is a leading provider of these subsidies, so the scope of the disciplines in this new agreement is of great importance to Chinese policymakers. At one point in the

Senate Committee Examines China's Role in Latin America and the Caribbean

Last week, a subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing on China's Role in Latin America and the Caribbean. In this piece we highlight the parts of the discussion most closely connected to economic issues in the region.

House Ways and Means Committee Hearing Discusses Chinese Trade Practices

At a December 2 House Ways and Means Committee hearing [https://waysandmeans.house.gov/legislation/hearings/trade-subcommittee-hearing-supporting-us-workers-businesses-and-environment] on "Supporting U.S. Workers, Businesses, and the Environment in the Face of Unfair Chinese Trade Practices," a number of witnesses testified, and members of Congress asked questions and made statements about various

U.S. Senate Hearing on Two Commerce Department Nominees Raises Various U.S.-China Trade Issues

The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing [https://www.finance.senate.gov/hearings/hearing-to-consider-the-nomination-of-lisa-w-wang-of-the-district-of-columbia-to-be-an-assistant-secretary-of-commerce-vice-jeffrey-kessler] today on the nominations of two Commerce Department officials: Maria Louise Lago as Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, and Lisa Wang as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Enforcement and Compliance. The questions from the
WTO

Latest WTO Fisheries Subsidies Negotiating Text Addresses Forced Labor

As we reported [https://www.chinatrademonitor.com/two-recent-biden-administration-actions-against-forced-labor-in-fishing/] in June, on May 26 the Biden administration put forward a proposal [https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/IssueAreas/Trade%20Organizations/WTO/US.Proposal.Forced.Labor.26May2021.final%5B2%5D.pdf] in the WTO fisheries subsidies negotiations that raised the issue of

Nomination Hearing for Two USTR Positions Discusses China Trade Issues

The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing [https://www.finance.senate.gov/hearings/hearing-to-consider-the-nominations-of-maria-l-pagan-of-puerto-rico-to-be-a-deputy-united-states-trade-representative-geneva-office-with-the-rank-of-ambassador-brent-neiman-of-illinois-to-be-a-deputy-under-secretary-of-the-treasury-for-international-finance-and-development-joshua-frost-of-new-york-to-be-an-assistant-secretary-of-the-treasury-for-financial-markets-samuel-r-bagenstos-of-michigan-to-be-general-coun

Two Recent Biden Administration Actions Against Forced Labor in Fishing

Last week, the Biden administration took two separate actions related to forced labor in commercial fishing. The first action was by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), and directly targeted Chinese practices with an import ban on certain products tied to a particular Chinese company. The second action was
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