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In This Week's Issue

May 22, 2017

BIS Nominee Ricardel Gets Day (or Hour) in Senate
At a Senate Banking Committee hearing May 16, Mira Ricardel, the president’s nominee to be Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) under secretary, generally got a friendly...

Lighthizer Formally Starts NAFTA Modernization Process
Mere days after being sworn in as U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), Robert Lighthizer issued a letter to congressional leaders May 18, notifying them of the president’s intent to...

Congress, Industry Respond Quickly to NAFTA Restart
Within minutes of USTR Lighthizer’s NAFTA letter reaching Capitol Hill, responses from lawmakers and industry groups, both enthusiastically positive and more cautious, flooded...

Treasury Issues New Iran Sanctions, State Upholds Nuclear Deal
The Trump administration May 17 said it will continue to suspend nuclear-related sanctions under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) negotiated and signed...

Services Industry Pushes Back at Trade Deficit Hearing
Focusing only on goods trade deficits does not accurately depict the U.S. economy, a services trade expert testified May 18 at a joint Commerce and USTR hearing on...

Sudan Looks to Boost Export Value of Crucial Raw Materials
Sudan aims to move up the value chain in the production and export of a raw material crucial to many U.S. industries as international trade with that country normalizes after...

Briefs: Export Enforcement, Syria, Sugar

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