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In This Week's Issue


May 2, 2016

Final Night-Vision Rules Will Push Cut-Off Date
Final rules on transfers of products from U.S. Munitions List (USML) Category XII (night vision) likely will not be ready until late summer or early fall, Bureau of Industry and...

U.S. Steel Files Complaint with ITC Against Chinese Producers
In an unusual use of traditional patent law, U.S. Steel Corporation (USS) filed a Section 337 complaint April 26 with the International Trade Commission (ITC) against dozens of...

Treasury Establishes Currency “Monitoring List” of Trading Partners
While the recently passed Customs bill requires Treasury enhance its analysis of exchange rate policies of major trading partners that fulfill three criteria, the agency stepped back...

House Passes Tariff Relief Bill with Overwhelming Majority
It wasn't even close. In a vote of 415-2, the House passed the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016 (H.R. 4923) April 27. The bill, which includes a new ...

TTIP Negotiators Consolidate Texts, Avoid Sensitive Subjects
The Big Apple meeting between U.S. and European Union (EU) Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiators April 25-29 yielded further consolidation of...

Few Surprises in USTR Special 301 Report
In its annual review of the global state of intellectual property rights (IPR) protection and enforcement, the USTR's office named 34 of 73 countries reviewed to its watch lists, as ...

House Republicans Urge Renewed ZTE Sanctions
Two dozen House Republicans joined the debate over Chinese telecommunications company ZTE April 27, urging the Obama administration to reconsider its decision to...

Change in Statute Comes Too Late for Dumping Decision
A change in the Trade Act to make it easier for Commerce to use adverse facts available (AFA) in antidumping cases came too late to forestall a requirement for the department to...

Obama Administration Out in Force at Hannover Messe
For the first time in the 69-year history of the world's largest trade fair for industrial technology, the U.S. was named the partner country at Hannover Messe. In honor of that...

Briefs: Catfish, AGOA, Export Enforcement, Sri Lanka

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