US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer

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Before India visit, Trump says 'saving' trade deal for later

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.

US and China sign deal to ease trade tensions

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.

Nirmala Sitharaman talks about India-US trade deal

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.

March 1 deadline extended, US to delay China tariff-increase: Trump

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.

US, Canada move WTO against India for 'under-reporting' of MSP

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.

US team reaches China to engage in trade deal talks

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.

No meeting with Xi expected before trade deadline: 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.

China and US begin talks to sort out trade differences

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.

Trade war: US announces 10% duty on additional $200bn Chinese-goods

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.

Trump admin calls retaliatory tariffs by China, India, EU unjustifiable

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.

Harley Davidson tariffs, GSP to be discussed in Indo-US talks

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.

Trump kick starts process to renegotiate NAFTA trade deal

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.