Robert Emmet Lighthizer is an American attorney and government official who is the current United States Trade Representative.After he graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 1973, Lighthizer joined the firm of Covington and Burling in Washington, D.C.
Following the footsteps of France, Italy has approved a new tax to be levied on large tech companies, a move that is likely to put more strains on the country's relations with the US, the media reported.
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Wednesday urged countries to "suspend" their individual digital services taxes and to wait for an international taxation agreement on the matter to be negotiated by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
The US government has announced that it will impose tariffs of up to 100 per cent on $2.4 billion in imports of French products in response to France's tax on online services, which Washington claims discriminates against US tech firms.
China has reached a consensus with US trade negotiators on core bilateral trade issues after conducting high-level telephonic talks, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce said in a statement on Friday.
The Chinese government on Saturday confirmed the progress of trade agreement negotiations with the US and revealed that technical consultations on a part of the agreement's text had been completed.
The Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) has said that Washington and Beijing were close to finalising sections of an accord that aims to put an end to the ongoing trade war between te two economic giants.
The US has agreed to suspend its next tariff hike on Chinese imports after two days of trade talks in Washington, reports said.
US President Donald Trump has said that there was a "really good chance" of reaching a bilateral trade deal with China.
A group of 44 influential US Congressmen has urged the Donald Trump administration to reinstate India as a beneficiary nation under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) trade programme.
A bipartisan group of 44 US lawmakers have urged the Trump administration to reinstate the preferential trade treatment under Generalised System of Preference (GSP) program to India as a part of a trade deal between the two nations.