In This Week's Issue


February 23, 2015

State Clarifies Licensing Policies for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
A year after industry advisors urged State to clarify its export licensing policies for unmanned aerial systems (UAS), the department announced a broad set of guidelines Feb. 17...

House Members Urge Asians to Reach TPP Deal Soon
A delegation of House members led by Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) urged leaders in Asia to move quickly to reach a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) but...

God Opposes Trade Promotion Authority, Trade Critics Suggest
Opponents of fast-track trade promotion authority (TPA) have appealed to a higher power in their effort to block legislation to give the president trade negotiating authority and to...

EU Adds More Ukraine-Related Sanctions as It Seeks Peace
If anyone was confused about U.S. and European Union (EU) policies on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, recent actions haven’t clarified those goals. After negotiating a truce...

BIS, OFAC Open Communications Exports to Sudan
The Obama administration Feb. 18 took steps to increase the free flow of communications to Sudan, adopting export licensing policies that are similar to those announced...

EU Trade Commissioner Takes on TTIP Critics
In the midst of negative public opinion in Europe and the U.S. about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), European Union (EU) Trade Commissioner...

UMass Reverses Ban on Iranian Engineering Students
Export controls, especially on deemed exports and trade sanctions, have long confused and troubled university admissions offices, faculty and research labs. The latest example...

WTO’s Doha Round Talks Are Back to the Future
The new effort to revive Doha Round negotiations has produced a lot of meetings but not much progress in last two months, World Trade Organization (WTO) Director-General...

Briefs: Trouble in Paradise, Silicomanganese, Export Enforcement, CDMA Patents

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