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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


November 28, 2016

Dispute Settlement Body Approves Two New Appellate Members
After months of disagreement, the World Trade Organization (WTO) Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) approved two new Appellate Body (AB) members at a busy meeting Nov. 23...

JCCT Participants Hope to Maintain China Relations
At the 27th meeting of the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) Nov. 23, Obama administration officials expressed hope that any progress made over the...

CAFC Clarifies Meaning of 'High Proportion' in Duty Rate
Classification under the tariff schedule referencing a “high proportion” of one component means there is a “high ratio of that component compared to the other components,” not...

President-Elect Names Economic Landing Teams
President-elect Donald Trump’s trade and economic advisors are coming into focus as he floated nominees for major Cabinet secretaries and he named members to "landing teams"...

APEC Meetings Address Trade Secrets, TPP, Steel
At the 24th annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting in Peru Nov. 19-20, leaders endorsed best practices in trade secret protection and...

Officials Seek to Stem Uncertainty, Power of WTO Appellate Body
Tools that could avoid a significant expected backlog for processing World Trade Organization (WTO) appeals in the coming years, and which could shore up confidence in...

Briefs: Airbus, Sanctions, Lumber

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