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In This Week's Issue


May 23, 2016

Administration Considering End to Vietnam Arms Embargo
While most of the attention on President Obama’s upcoming trip to Vietnam is focused on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the White House also is considering lifting the arms...

ITC Report on TPP Will Satisfy Everyone - Or No One
The TPP will have positive effects on the U.S. economy, albeit small as a percentage of its overall size, according to the long awaited International Trade Commission (ITC) report...

Industry Uses Report to Push for Congressional Action
Reactions to the ITC report on the TPP released May 18 came quickly, with proponents and detractors of the deal issuing a flurry of press releases and phone calls. “The ITC...

Commerce Hits Chinese Steel with Huge Tariffs
In its latest salvo in the war on the global steel glut, Commerce said May 17 Chinese cold-rolled steel imports could soon be subject to duties of approximately 522%. The increased...

Obama Administration Eases Sanctions on Burma
Just six months after the country held successful elections in November 2015, the Obama administration May 17 loosened some sanctions against Burma, also known as Myanmar...

EU TTIP Draft Report is Moderately Optimistic
The European Commission draft report on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement published May 13 describes the expected economic impacts...

Briefs: Export Enforcement, Colombia, Iran, Steel

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