Washington Tariff & Trade Letter provides exclusive, behind-the-scenes news and analysis every week of U.S. trade policies, regulations and legislation, export controls, trade sanctions, and enforcement of antidumping and countervailing duty laws.

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


October 16, 2017

Trump Kicks Iran Deal, Sanctions to Congress
As expected, President Trump will not certify to Congress that Iran is meeting its obligations under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), he announced Oct. 13...

OFAC Designates Iranian, Chinese Entities
In parallel with the White House decision, Treasury’s Office for Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) pursuant to...

Congress, Allies, Experts Responded Quickly
Response to the White House’s decision on the Iran deal came quickly, some even before the formal announcement. Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), who voted against the Iran nuclear...

Bombardier Drama Continues, Delta Wades into Fray
The Canadian government is making moves to purchase fighter jets from Australia rather than U.S.-based Boeing in the wake of an ongoing dispute between Boeing and...

Senators Highlight Missed Deadline for Russia Sanctions
Ten days past the congressional deadline for implementing further Russian sanctions, Sens. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) Oct. 11 questioned the White...

Businesses Shy Away from Section 301 China Hearing
Only 14 witnesses testified at an interagency panel the U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) office held Oct. 10 to investigate China’s “acts, policies and practices related to...

U.S. Stokes Tensions in Fourth NAFTA Round
Round four of NAFTA negotiations kicked off Oct. 11 with the announcement that the U.S., Canada and Mexico had closed the chapter on competition and added two more days...

Officials Call for Faster Pace, Focus Before WTO Ministerial
At an informal ministerial gathering in Marrakesh Oct. 9-10, trade officials recognized that much more work needs to be done before the World Trade Organization (WTO) 11th...

Ways & Means Democrats Want NAFTA Hearing
Democrats, not normally the most vocal trade supporters, want NAFTA renegotiations to succeed, lest the deal be scrapped, but are nervous about the administration’s positions, as...

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