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In the News: China Talks, Brexit, Argentina-Chile FTA

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

China’s vice-premier accepts invitation to visit U.S. this month for talks to end trade war

“The Chinese side, meanwhile, has made a series of goodwill gestures since the Argentina summit, including a reduction in additional tariffs on US car products, the resumption of imports of US soybeans and the drafting of a law that explicitly prohibits forced technology transfers to local partners.”

[CNBC]

Brexit deal rejected by EU MEPs

“Former foreign secretary and leading Brexiteer Boris Johnson said it was a ‘bigger defeat than people have been expecting’ - and it meant Mrs May's deal was now ‘dead.’ But he said it gave the prime minister a ‘massive mandate to go back to Brussels’ to negotiate a better deal, without the controversial Northern Ireland backstop.”

[BBC News]

Argentina and Chile agree to free trade agreement

“The new commercial ties between Argentina and Chile will soon bear fruit, with a considerable increase in the exchange of goods, as well as the elimination of bureaucracy and red tape in customs offices on both sides of the Cordillera. There are other interesting features of the agreement as well. One of these is the end to roaming charges for Argentine cell phone users in Chile and vice-versa. Another is the reduction in barriers to electronic commerce between the two countries.”

[Panam Post]

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