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

March 12, 2018

Trump Defies Advice to Implement Steel, Aluminum Tariffs
In an action that flies in the face of his own party and caused a top economic advisor to depart, President Trump fulfilled his promise to impose sweeping tariffs on imports of...

U.S. NATO Allies React with Anger, Resolve
U.S. allies, even those exempted from the tariffs, reacted angrily to the announcement and vowed to pursue a legal challenge at the World Trade Organization (WTO). For one, the...

Congress Responds to Tariffs Only Way It Can
Lawmakers opposed to the tariffs responded quickly. While there’s not much Congress can do to prevent the tariffs from being put into action, that didn’t stop all the hand-wringing...

Industry Response Falls Along Familiar Lines
Domestic industry response to the president’s formal announcement fell along the same lines that were visible throughout the Section 232 investigations...

Three NAFTA Chapters Closed, More Progress Needed
The seventh round of NAFTA renegotiations concluded March 5 in Mexico with the closing of three chapters and two annexes, but the talks are not moving fast enough, U.S. Trade...

Trading Partners Sign Pacific Agreement -- Without U.S.
At the same time the president formally imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum, 11 countries signed the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership...

Briefs: Trade Figures, Export Enforcement, North Korea

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