USMCA
October 17, 2019
Background: In August 2017, the United States began negotiations with Canada and Mexico to update and replace the current North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The parties conducted several... READ MORE
Section 232 Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum
July 1, 2019
​Background: In 2017, the Secretary of Commerce, under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act, initiated investigations to determine the effects of steel and aluminum imports on America’s national... READ MORE
Section 232 Tariffs on Automobiles and Automotive Parts
October 17, 2019
Background: Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 allows the president to impose tariffs on imports that the Department of Commerce deems a threat to the United States’ national security... READ MORE
China Section 301 Investigation and Actions to Address Intellectual Property Violations
October 3, 2019
Background: Beginning in March 2018, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) began taking action against China to impose tariffs on billions of dollars’ worth of imports. These tariffs... READ MORE
U.S.-Japan Agreement
October 17, 2019
Background: In October 2018, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) notified Congress that the Trump administration intends to enter into negotiations for a trade agreement with Japan... READ MORE
U.S.-European Union Agreement
July 1, 2019
Background: On October 16, 2018, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) notified Congress that the Trump administration intends to enter into negotiations for a trade agreement with... READ MORE
U.S.-United Kingdom Agreement
July 1, 2019
Background: On October 16, 2018, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) notified Congress that the Trump administration intends to enter into negotiations for a trade agreement with... READ MORE
Other Key Trade Items
October 3, 2019
Airbus Tariffs: April 8, 2019: USTR proposes tariffs on EU products valued at $21 billion July 1, 2019: USTR threatened to impose additional tariffs on EU products valued at $4 billion after... READ MORE