Submitted by DC on Fri, 04/24/2020 - 14:01

This is an excellent list of President Trump’s trade-related moves and activity during his time in office.  It’s another example of taking a bird’s eye view of one segment of President Trump’s actions and appreciating how much this man has accomplished, upstream against the media and coup-attempts, in such a short amount of time.

I’ll post the latest 5 (sources and links are within the source blog post):

April 21, 2020: The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released the interim implementation guidelinefor the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Free Trade Agreement (USMCA). Appendix B of the guideline contains the detailed information for textile and apparel products. Until the entry-into-force date is announced, NAFTA will remain in force. [Policy document] [Trade agreement]

April 19, 2020: Following an Executive Order signed by President Trump on April 18, the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announce to offer a 90-day deferment period on certain payments for importers who have faced a significant financial hardship due to COVID19. However, imports subject to U.S. trade remedy measures, including anti-dumping, section 301, section 201 and section 232 are not eligible. [Policy document] [Trade remedy measures]

March 31, 2020: The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative released its 2020 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers. [Policy document] [Trade agreement] [Trade remedy measures] [WTO]

March 17, 2020: The Trump Administration officially notified Congress of its intention to negotiate a free trade agreement with Kenya, aiming to both deepen the economic ties between the two countries and complement Africa’s regional economic integration efforts. In 2019, U.S. imported $453million apparel from Kenya (or 0.5% of the total). While being a relatively minor apparel supplier to the U.S. market, Kenya accounts for about one-third of the total U.S. apparel imports from Sub-Sahara Africa. [Trade agreement] 

March 6, 2020: The Office of the United States Trade Representative released its 2019 annual reports assessing China`s and Russia`s implementation of their respective World Trade Organization (WTO) commitments. [Policy document] [Trade agreement]

Once the governors open the country back up for business, people are going to be shocked how fast things get back to normal and booming again.


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