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Based on nearly 35 years of experience and extensive sources, Washington Tariff & Trade Letter delivers a concise briefing on bilateral and multilateral trade negotiations, particularly at the WTO, and trade disputes that directly affect international trade and investment.

In This Week's Issue


July 16, 2018

Commerce Lifts ZTE Denial Order
Despite the best efforts of lawmakers in both houses of Congress, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) July 13 removed ZTE from its denied persons list, allowing U.S. firms...

Settlement to Allow Posting Gun Blueprints Online
The day after comments were due on the administration’s proposals to move control of commercial firearm exports to Commerce from State jurisdiction, the Second Amendment...

U.S. Lobs Additional Tariffs at China
Another week, another escalation in the trade spat between the U.S. and China. The administration announced July 10 it was seeking to place tariffs on $200 billion worth of...

Critics Pummel May Over Brexit Proposal
United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister Theresa May couldn’t catch a break. On July 6 her government emerged with a Brexit plan that was immediately decried by members of her...

Rebuke of 232 Tariffs Provides Rare Moment of Bipartisanship
Bipartisanship is rare in Washington these days, but a July 12 Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the impact of the administration’s Section 232 tariffs found...

Agencies Hear from Dueling Gun Advocates, Activists
After six years, State and Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) still got an earful in response to its parallel rules to transfer items from the last remaining U.S. Munitions List...

Pentagon Needs to Update Investment Policies, GAO Says
In an example of everyone being on the same page, Government Accountability Office (GAO) agrees that the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) needs to be...

U.S. Engagement Needed to Resolve WTO AB Standstill
The U.S. needs to decide to engage with WTO members on Appellate Body (AB) issues or risk undermining the entire system, former AB chairman Ricardo Ramirez-Hernandez...

Briefs: Iran, FCPA, AGOA

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