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In This Week's Issue


September 9, 2019

Administration Tightens Cuba Sanctions
In just another step to reverse Obama administration policies, Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Sept. 6 tightened its Cuba regulations, capping family remittances...

After New Tariffs, U.S., China to Keep Talking
During a slow dance, only one party should lead, the other follow; otherwise, someone will step on the other’s toes. In the case of U.S.-China trade relations, several toes have been...

Juniper Networks Settles SEC Bribery Charges
Sunnyvale, Calif., networking firm Juniper Networks agreed Aug. 29 to pay $11.7 million to settle Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charges of violating the Foreign...

OFAC Designates Iranian Shipping Network
Despite the best efforts of U.S. allies, Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Sept. 4 stepped up sanctions on Iran. The agency designated a large Iranian shipping...

NAFTA Panel Returns Softwood Lumber Dispute to ITC
As Congress returns to Washington to debate the updated U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement, the dispute settlement provisions in the “old” NAFTA are still giving...

BIS Advises Stricter Due Diligence for Pakistan Exports
Exporters to Pakistan should “conduct additional due diligence to identify and resolve red flags associated with transactions potentially destined to nuclear- or missile-related...

EU Trade Chief Fact Checks U.S. Trade Policy
Dispensing with Pinocchios and fake news, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom took on U.S. trade policy, without ever mentioning the U.S. president by name. In a...

Huawei Accuses U.S. of Spying, Bullying
It wasn’t enough that the administration blocked U.S. companies from doing business with Huawei. Now the Chinese telecom giant has accused the U.S. government of breaking into...

Briefs: Trade Figures, Export Enforcement, Nicaragua

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