US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer
19 Feb 2020
Before India visit, Trump says 'saving' trade deal for later
United States President Donald Trump, who is scheduled to visit India on February 24 and 25, indicated the much-talked-about trade deal will not be signed.
16 Jan 2020
US and China sign deal to ease trade tensions
The United States has signed a partial trade deal with China after nearly two years of tough negotiations, which included the suspension of talks for months.
20 Oct 2019
Nirmala Sitharaman talks about India-US trade deal
For the second time in a week, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman spoke about a trade deal with the United States.
25 Feb 2019
March 1 deadline extended, US to delay China tariff-increase: Trump
US President Donald Trump yesterday announced the extension of the March 1 deadline for increasing tariff on import of Chinese products, saying there had been "significant progress" made in negotiations with a visiting trade delegation from the far-east nation.
16 Feb 2019
US, Canada move WTO against India for 'under-reporting' of MSP
The US and Canada yesterday said they have jointly approached the World Trade Organization (WTO) against India for allegedly "under-reporting" market price support (MSP) for five varieties of pulses and have submitted their own steeper calculations for scrutiny of members.
11 Feb 2019
US team reaches China to engage in trade deal talks
US negotiators were in Beijing today for another round of talks on a trade deal with the clock ticking towards a March 1 deadline set by US President Donald Trump.
08 Feb 2019
No meeting with Xi expected before trade deadline: Trump
US President Donald Trump said yesterday he didn't expect to meet his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping before a March 1 deadline in trade-war negotiations between the two economic superpowers.
12 Dec 2018
China and US begin talks to sort out trade differences
Top officials from the US and China have begun talks to sort out their trade differences, in particular, to identify steps that address the concerns of US President Donald Trump on intellectual property and reduce the balance of trade, a media report said.
11 Jul 2018
Trade war: US announces 10% duty on additional $200bn Chinese-goods
The US today announced beginning the process of imposing tariffs of 10% on an additional $200 billion of Chinese imports, intensifying the trade war between world's two largest economies.
27 Jun 2018
Trump admin calls retaliatory tariffs by China, India, EU unjustifiable
Retaliatory tariffs imposed by the European Union, China, India, Turkey, and other countries on US exports are "completely without justification" under international norms, the Trump administration said.
12 Jun 2018
Harley Davidson tariffs, GSP to be discussed in Indo-US talks
After a long-drawn tension between the US and India over trade disputes, Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer are set to discuss terms in Washington.
19 May 2017
Trump kick starts process to renegotiate NAFTA trade deal
The Trump administration has formally informed the US Congress that it intends on renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico.