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After the conclusion of the G20 meetings in Germany, and Chancellor Merkel's first joint press conference with President Trump, we look to Europe for the sixtieth anniversary of the Treaty of Rome as well as to Prime Minister Theresa May who announced the triggering of article 50 (the article to kick off the UK's exit negotiations out of the EU) for March 29. Analysis here.

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While President Trump hosts Chancellor Merkel at the White House today, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin talked trade and economy with his German and British counterparts, Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble and Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond earlier this week. While President Trump released his first budget proposal this week, the European Union focused on the Dutch elections. 
Starting today, finance ministers and central bank governors of the G20 meet in the German town of Baden-Baden. Main topics to be discussed.
 

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As we commemorate International Women's Day (Check out the story behind the "fearless girl" on Wall Street), EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström visits Singapore, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin met with José Antonio Meade, Mexico's Secretary of Finance and Public Credit, to talk economic ties between the two neighbors. On Tuesday, Trump administration officials levied a record-breaking $1.19 Billion fine against Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE.

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This week in the newsletter: After his first full month in office, US President Donald Trump made his first address to a joint-session of Congress, USTR released its 2017 trade policy agenda, and Wilbur Ross got confirmed as Commerce Secretary on Monday.  On the European side, President of the European Commission Jean- Claude Juncker released A White Paper on the Future of Europe. International: Brazil's Roberto Azevedo got re-elected as the director- general of the World Trade Organization.

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This week in the newsletter: After negotiations ended in 2013, the WTO's Trade Facilitation Agreement entered into force. On the European side, global leaders met at the Munich Security Conference, and the EU and Japan agreed to work towards an early conclusion of their FTA negotiations, while Chancellor Merkel met with IMF's Christine Lagarde and President Juncker. In the US, Wilbur Ross is scheduled to be confirmed as US Secretary of Commerce next Monday.

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This week, TRADEinACTION.. is about relations with Canada on both sides of the Atlantic: The European Parliament approved the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) on Wednesday after 7 years of negotiations with Canada, while Canadian PM Trudeau visits the White House; Steven Mnuchin gets confirmed as Treasury Secretary, Linda McMahon confirmed to head White House's Small Business Administration, while President Trump meets with PM of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss future US- Israel relations.

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This week in TRADEinACTION: IMF's Christine Lagarde visits Atlantic Council, President Trump to meet with Japan's PM Abe in Washington, DC on February 10, with Canadian PM Justin Trudeau on February 13, and the IMF releases its country report on Greece.

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This week in TRADEinACTION: President Trump roils relations with Mexico, British PM Theresa May announced she will trigger Brexit negotiations on March 9, IMF's Christine Lagarde visits the Atlantic Council on February 8, and Japan's PM Abe to meet with President Trump in Washington, DC on February 10.

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This week in TRADEinACTION: President Trump abandons TPP and announces to renegotiate NAFTA, British  Supreme Court says Parliament must give Article 50 go-ahead, European Parliament's trade committee endorses CETA, , and UK's Theresa May to visit DC on Friday.

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This week in TRADEinACTION: European Parliament announces new President, US- EU take stock of trade relations, World Economic Forum in Davos - and a new US President on Friday.

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