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In This Week's Issue


May 14, 2018

Banking Committee Set to Consider Updated CFIUS Bill
Responding to industry and administration officials’ concerns about expanding the juris-diction of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS), Senate Banking...

President Trump Orders U.S. Withdrawal from JCPOA
The U.S. will cease to participate in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and will re-impose sanctions on Iran and perhaps impose new sanctions, President Trump...

Partners, Lawmakers React to Iran Decision
Former President Obama called the announcement “misguided” in a Facebook post. “Walking away from the JCPOA turns our back on America’s closest allies,” he wrote...

Speaker Issues NAFTA Deadline, Much Work Remains
If NAFTA is to be passed this Congress, then negotiators are running out of time. In order for a deal to get a vote in 2018, text must be submitted to lawmakers by May 17. Heading...

U.S. Formally Protests Indian Agriculture Price Support
The U.S. submitted a counter notification on India’s wheat and rice market price support (MPS) at the World Trade Organization (WTO) Committee on Agriculture (COA), USTR...

Lawmakers Unhappy with Pace of Section 232 Exemption Process
In both a letter and face-to-face meeting, bipartisan lawmakers urged Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to quicken the pace of the product exclusion process for Section 232...

China, U.S. Trade Accusations at WTO General Council Meeting
China and the U.S. traded barbs at the WTO General Council meeting May 8. China criticized the U.S. administration of undermining the global body, and Deputy USTR...

Briefs: Firearms, Cuba, ZTE, Russia

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