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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


June 18, 2018

BIS Ready for ZTE Senate Fight
U.S. companies that do business with ZTE will have to wait a bit longer to know when they can ship their products to the Chinese telecom company. Despite a deal that...

U.S. Slaps Tariffs on Chinese Goods; China Retaliates
Tensions with China further escalated June 15 with the release of a list of $50 billion worth of Chinese imports subject to an additional 25% duty. Tariffs on 818 products worth...

Congress, Industry Step Carefully in Reaction
As expected, congressional leadership and industry responded quickly, yet carefully to the White House announcement. Many officials had denounced other tariffs because they did...

Senate GOP Blocks Corker Amendment Aimed at 232 Tariffs
Steel and aluminum tariffs will not require congressional approval after Sen. Bob Corker’s (R-Tenn.) own party scuttled his proposed amendment to the National Defense Authorization...

Southwest Senators Propose Repeal of Solar Duties
In a bid to repeal the administration’s safeguard tariffs on imports of solar cells and panels, Sens. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Dean Heller (R-Nev.) June 7 introduced the...

NAFTA Negotiations to Continue Through Summer
While in Washington June 13 to meet with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and to accept Foreign Policy magazine’s Diplomat of the Year award, Canadian Foreign Affairs...

Six of G7 Endorse "Free, Fair, Mutually Beneficial Trade"
After a spat with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and tense exchanges with other heads of state, President Trump declined to endorse the G7 Communique at the end...

Senate Finance Holds Hearing for ITC, Commerce Nominees
At a brief hearing June 12, Senate Finance committee members pressed nominees to the International Trade Commission (ITC) Amy Karpel and Randolph Stayin, and Commerce...

Briefs: Magnitsky Act, Solar, India

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