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In This Week's Issue


January 20, 2020

U.S., EU, Japan Tackle Industrial Subsidies
Continuing the trilateral effort to contain China, but without naming names, the U.S., European Union (EU) and Japanese trade and economy ministers Jan. 14 agreed to...

Final Firearms Rules Get 45-Day Transition
As previously reported, final rules transferring items from U.S. Munitions List (USML) categories I (firearms), II (guns and armament) and III (ammunition) to the Commerce...

Leaders Sign "Phase One" China Deal - What's Next?
President Donald Trump silenced skeptics and critics alike by ceremoniously delivering a phase-one trade deal with China Jan. 15. Now comes the hard part: implementing...

Observers Finally See Specifics of China Deal
After so many months, trade lawyers and observers were hungry to see the specific commitments under the phase-one China deal, and they got their wish. Over the next two...

Senate Moves USMCA Through Legislative Graveyard
So the Senate can move legislation lickety-split when it wants. After several committees approved the implementing legislation (H.R. 5430) for the U.S-Mexico-Canada agreement...

Treasury Finalizes Expanded CFIUS Reviews
Just in the nick of time, Treasury Jan. 17 published final regulations to expand the scope and jurisdiction of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) reviews as...

Retailers Plead for Exceptions to Possible Tariffs on French Goods
On the list of the trade disputes between the U.S. and the European Union (EU), France’s recently implemented 3% digital services tax (DST) ranks highly, both in practical effect...

Industry, Lawmakers Come to Praise, Not to Bury China Deal
While some officials are calling the phase-one trade deal with China the greatest thing since sliced bread, lawmakers and industry groups are approaching the deal signed...

Briefs: Export Enforcement, Iran, FCPA

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