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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

February 12, 2018

Export Agencies Seek Input on Reform Implementation
As promised, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) published long-awaited parallel notices of inquiry (NOI) Feb. 12...

U.S. Exports, Imports in 2017 Rebound
While the change in administration saw an almost immediate change in attitude toward trade, imports and exports both rebounded in 2017, leading to the highest goods trade...

Senator Lifts Hold on Deputy USTR Nominees
U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer moved closer to having a full team Feb. 7 after Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released his hold on deputy USTR nominees C.J....

Trade Deficit with FTA Partners Hard to Wish Away
As the Trump administration continues talks to renegotiate two of its largest free trade agreements (FTAs) and bemoans trade deficits as the root of all economic evil, statistics...

Clarity Lacking on WTO Appellate Body Issues
Clarity appears in short supply when it comes to the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Appellate Body (AB), panelists at an Asia Society event in Washington argued Feb. 7...

Briefs: Trade People, Congo, GSP, Solar

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