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April 18 , 2019
  • Reuters reports, "The United States won a World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling on Thursday against China's use of tariff-rate quotas for rice, wheat and corn, which it successfully argued limited market access for U.S. grain exports. The case, lodged by the Obama administration in late 2016, marked the second U.S. victory in as many months. It came amid U.S.-China trade talks and on the heels of Washington clinching a WTO ruling on China's price support for grains in March. A WTO dispute panel ruled on Thursday that under the terms of its 2001 WTO accession, China's administration of the tariff rate quotas (TRQs) as a whole violated its obligation to administer them on a 'transparent, predictable and fair basis'. TRQs are two-level tariffs, with a limited volume of imports allowed at the lower 'in-quota' tariff and subsequent imports charged an 'out-of-quota' tariff, which is usually much higher."

  • CNBC reports, "As the U.S. and China work through the final stages of trade negotiations, Chinese officials are identifying international travel dates on President Donald Trump's calendar that might offer potential for a summit away from U.S. soil, according to three sources briefed on negotiations. One trip in particular that's risen to the top of the list: Trump's expected visit to Japan at the end of May, putting him in the Asia-Pacific region around the time negotiations are expected to conclude.Neither the White House nor the Embassy of Japan would confirm the trip, in which Trump would be the first foreign leader received by Crown Prince Naruhito after he accedes to the throne on May 1. But the three sources briefed on the negotiations, requesting anonymity to protect their relationships with the Trump administration, said it's one option being considered."
  • The Washington Post reports, "U.S. officials are moving to block a Chinese state-owned telecom company from operating in the United States, citing the firm as a spying risk and widening a rift between the two countries over the security of Chinese technology products. If approved, the plan by the Federal Communications Commission would deny permission to China Mobile, whose U.S. subsidiary is incorporated in Delaware, to offer international phone service to American customers. The decision could put an end to a years-long effort by China Mobile to gain access to the U.S. market. In 2011, the company applied to the FCC for clearance to connect U.S. customers to callers around the world. But on Wednesday, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said China Mobile 'raises substantial and serious national security and law enforcement risks' that cannot be mitigated."
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