USMCA
January 17, 2020
Status: On May 30, 2019, the Trump Administration sent a Draft Statement of Administrative Action to the Congress, which is required as part of the Trade Promotion Authority process. This... READ MORE
Section 232 Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum
November 14, 2019
  ​BACKGROUND: In 2017, the Secretary of Commerce, under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act, investigated the effects of steel and aluminum imports on America’s national security.... 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
December 20, 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
January 2, 2020
Background: In December 2018, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released the final Summary of Specific Negotiating Objectives for the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement... 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