Democrats, USTR Prepare to Keep Working on USMCA



Sabrina Rodriguez | Politico

House Democrats are back in Washington and ready to continue talks with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to secure changes to the new North American trade pact. And while the Trump administration is legally allowed to send the implementing bill for the deal as soon as today, it’s not expected to do so.

— The big purchases of U.S. agricultural products that President Donald Trump said Beijing would make “almost immediately” after the G-20 have yet to materialize. Just when, or if, that will happen could come up this week when Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are expected to speak with the Chinese vice premier.

— The Trump administration is giving India a another chance to find a solution to its trade concerns before moving ahead with more drastic action.But it’s a tight window for New Delhi to figure it out.

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