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Department of Commerce Seeks Public Input on Pipelines “Made in America;” Comments Due April 7, 2017 On March 16, 2017, the Department of Commerce published a Federal Register notice requesting input on the use of American-made materials in the construction and maintenance of American pipelines. Referring to President Trump’s January 24, 2017 Presidential Memorandum calling for…

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TWEET-SIZED XI PREVIEW

What should the trade world expect next week when Xi heads to Mar-a-Lago for a two-day meeting with the president? “The meeting next week with China will be a very difficult one in that we can no longer have massive trade deficits and job losses,” @realDonaldTrump tweetedThursday evening. “American companies must be prepared to look at other…

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USTR targets Chinese barriers to digital trade, ‘Made in China 2025’ program in new NTE

The 2017 National Trade Estimate Report features a new set of grievances concerning Chinese “barriers to digital trade” and blasts Beijing’s state-directed “Made in China 2025” plan for seeking to provide domestic companies advantages over foreign ones. [Jack Caporal] March 30, 2017 [Inside US Trade] The report from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, released annually,…

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