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Based on nearly 40 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

July 15, 2019

Ross Expands on Huawei Export License Policy
More than 1000 industry attendees, foreign officials and journalists all had the same question: “Can you clarify the administration’s position on exports to Chinese telecom...

France Approves Digital Services Tax Against U.S. Opposition
In a sign that even potential U.S. tariffs cannot deter a country’s resolve, France July 11 adopted a 3% digital services tax (DST) on certain “giant” companies. The USTR’s office...

House Takes Shot at USML Firearms Transfers
In a 225-205 vote July 11, the House approved an amendment to the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would prohibit the long-awaited transfer of items...

New Rules Will Keep BIS Staff in Overdrive, Officials Say
If anyone was concerned, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) will certainly be busy in the foreseeable future. In addition to the ever-increasing Section 232 investigations and...

DDTC Will Issue Two ITAR Clean-Up Rules
This time, they really mean it. State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) is working on two new rules to clean up or “defrag” the International Trade in Arms...

BIS Officials Tackle Rules on Emerging, Foundational Technologies
At the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) annual conference July 10, Assistant Secretary Richard Ashooh and acting Under Secretary Nazak Nikakhtar addressed the...

Briefs: Export Enforcement, Antiboycott, KORUS

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