In This Week's Issue


January 26, 2015

As Obama Leaves for India, Bilateral Relations Expected to Warm
As President Obama prepared to visit India Jan. 26, industry and members of Congress stepped up calls for India to reduce its trade barriers, while the Bureau of Industry and...

Senators Ask BIS to Reconsider Advice on Oil Exports
Two senators who previously questioned BIS’ classification of certain condensates as not covered by the ban on crude oil exports have asked Commerce to reevaluate and reconsider...

Obama Speech Ignites Fast-Track Lobbying Effort
President Obama’s Jan. 20 State of the Union (SOTU) address reignited the parsing of words, the speculation and the hand-wringing over the timing and sequencing of fast-track...

Lawmakers Respond to Call for Fast Track
In a Jan. 20 speech in Washington laying out the agenda for the Senate Finance Committee, Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said international trade would be a high priority...

Levin Lays Out What He Needs to Get to Support TPP
President Obama’s drive to win a few Democratic votes for fast-track trade promotion authority (TPA) and a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will likely depend on getting the...

Azevedo Sets Goals for Putting Doha Round Back on Track
Hope never seems to fade in Geneva for reviving the dormant Doha Round. In the latest effort at resuscitation, World Trade Organization (WTO) Director General Roberto Azevedo...

Florida Company, Ex-President Settle FCPA Charges
A Tampa, Fla.-based engineering and construction firm and its former president Jan. 22 settled Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charges that they offered bribes and...

Briefs: Paper, Export Enforcement, Solar Panels, Aluminum Extrusion, Wood Flooring

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