In This Week's Issue


September 15, 2014

BIS, State Want Comments on Anniversaries of Transition Rules
Happy Anniversary! Please tell us if you are happy. The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and State’s Directory of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) will ask for public...

U.S., EU Put Substantive TTIP Talks on Hold
The U.S. and European Union (EU) have agreed to put on hold substantive negotiations on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) to await the outcome of...

Ex-Im Getting Short Reprieve Until Next June
Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) opponents are still trying to block an agreement to extend the bank’s charter temporarily until June 2015 as part of a pending “continuing resolution”...

Chinese May Be Offered Concessions to Get Back into ITA
To get the suspended Information Technology Agreement (ITA) talks back on track, the U.S. and EU apparently are prepared to agree to some Chinese demands to exclude many...

Industry Responds to New MMIC Electronics Controls
Industry comments to BIS urged the agency not to put American firms at a disadvantage by imposing new controls on microwave monolithic integrated circuits (MMICs) and...

Labor, Environment Groups Urge U-Turn on Fast Track
More than 550 nonprofit organizations, including the Sierra Club, AFL-CIO, the Comunications Workers of America (CWA) and Public Citizen, wrote a letter to Senate...

India to Face More Pressure to Unblock Trade Facilitation Deal
U.S. and EU trade officials are trying to find out what India will need for it to stop blocking the implementation of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) trade facilitation...

New EU Trade Commissioner Will Have Full Plate
Jean-Claude Juncker, president-elect of the European Commission (EC), the administrative arm of the European Union (EU), moved Sept. 10 to fill 27 commission posts...

EU Hit with Barrage of Anti-State-Investor Comments
An orchestrated effort to block the inclusion of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) in TTIP nearly overwhelmed an EU call for public comments on the issue. The European...

Two Years Late, Single Export IT System Misses Deadline
One of the four “singles” of export control reform, the migration to all export licensing information technology (IT) systems to USXPORTS, has missed another deadline, two...

U.S., EU Expand Sanctions Against Russian Energy, Banking
The U.S. and EU decided Sept. 11 not to wait to see how the shaky cease-fire between Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists works out and issued sweeping new sanctions...

CAFC: Importers Should Maintain Records During Investigations
The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) ruled Sept. 12 that Commerce was entitled to use adverse facts available in a case where the importer had not maintained...

Briefs: Export Enforcement, Targeted Dumping, Sanctions, Garlic

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