Economic trade war between USA and China

Senate Advancing Broad Legislation Confronting China

Bipartisan, wide-ranging legislation to address China is beginning to take shape in the Senate as Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) seeks to...
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Katherine Tai Unanimously Confirmed as U.S. Trade Representative

Katherine Tai was confirmed today as U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) by a 98-0 vote. Ambassador Tai enters the role...
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Michael Best Strategies Adds Principals Lucia Alonzo & Mike Dankler

Michael Best Strategies LLC announced today that Lucia Alonzo and Mike Dankler have joined as Principals in the D.C. office. Both government...
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American Companies Doing Business in China Face Tough Choice

One of the defining actions of the Trump Presidency was declaring a trade war with China.  The means for this trade action, was...
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Views of Democrat Presidential Ticket

With both the RNC and the DNC convention wrapped up and the democrat and republican presidential tickets determined, it is time to...
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President Trump Will Re-impose Tariffs on Aluminum Imports from Canada

President Trump announced Thursday that he’s removing Canada’s exemption from the 10% tariffs on aluminum imports under Section 232, effective August 16.
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The Rising Trade Battle Over Digital Services Taxes

The Trump administration’s increasing focus and investigations on digital services taxes are paving the path for the next trade battle. Without surprise, the...
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Takeaways from the List 4A Exclusion Filings

The end of January marked the deadline to submit exclusion requests under the Section 301 List 4A tariffs. Michael Best Strategies was...
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China 301 Tariffs on List 4A Reduction Date Set

PHASE ONE TRADE AGREEMENT IMPLEMENTATION BEGINS ON 2/14/20 UPDATE Last week, on January 15, President Trump signed a Phase One trade deal with China. The Section...

Phase One Deal Signed, Yet Many Issues Remain

President Trump has signed an initial trade deal with China. In a ceremony with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He at the White House today,...