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In This Week's Issue


April 15, 2019

Trump Nominates Nikakhtar to Be BIS Under Secretary
As previously rumored, the president April 11 formally nominated Commerce Assistant Secretary for Industry and Analysis Nazak Nikakhtar to be Bureau of Industry and...

Standard Chartered Pays $1.1 Billion More for Sanctions Violations
Some people pay a high price to learn. Under a global settlement with federal, state, local and United Kingdom (UK) government partners, UK-based Standard Chartered Bank...

Univar Pays $62.5 Million for Circumvention of Antidumping Order
Univar USA Inc. agreed April 9 to pay $62.5 million to settle allegations the firm acted with gross negligence and “reckless disregard for the truth when it misrepresented the...

UK Firm Settles OFAC Cuba, Iran Sanctions Charges
In yet another case that highlights the importance of ensuring subsidiaries are complying with sanctions obligations, UK-based subsea service provider Acteon Group and its...

WTO Panel Rules on "Zeroing" in Lumber Dispute
Giving the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) another example of Appellate Body over-reach, a WTO dispute panel on softwood lumber April 9 upheld one of Canada's...

USTR Targets EU Products in Aircraft Dispute
In response to previous WTO rulings on European Union (EU) subsidies to Airbus, the USTR April 8 proposed a list of $21 billion worth of EU products to “which additional...

Impulse for WTO Subsidies Reform Building
Decisions from recent World Trade Organization (WTO) disputes over claims of subsidies, safeguards and national security carve-outs are shaping reform initiatives expected to up...

Briefs: Unverified List, Export Enforcement, Peru

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