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Based on nearly 35 years of experience and extensive sources, Washington Tariff & Trade Letter delivers a concise briefing on bilateral and multilateral trade negotiations, particularly at the WTO, and trade disputes that directly affect international trade and investment.

In This Week's Issue


September 19, 2016

BIS Officials Expect Wassenaar Changes This Week
Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) officials still have a long list of rules that should be published before the end of the Obama administration, BIS Assistant Secretary Kevin...

U.S. Goes After China for Excessive Grain Subsidies
The Obama administration Sept. 13 launched the 14th formal complaint against China at the World Trade Organization (WTO), taking aim at the country’s excessive government...

India Hits Back in Fight over Renewable Energy Programs
In what is likely retaliation for a challenge to its domestic solar power program, India requested consultations Sept. 9 with the U.S. at the WTO over alleged domestic content...

Single Export Application Form Still Ways Off
Information technology (IT) projects are harder than they look. As part of the export control reform effort, BIS and State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC)...

Administration Reinstates Burma's GSP Eligibility
After a beautifully choreographed meeting with Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, President Obama Sept. 14 said his administration is prepared to lift remaining U.S....

Obama "Not Letting Up" on TPP
While pundits are already handing out advice to the next president, the current administration is still sending signals that he’s committed to working with Congress to get...

Export-Import Bank Returns to Argentina
While the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) board is still short of its quorum allowing for full financing, the bank announced Sept. 14 it will once again offer short and medium-term...

House Committee Airs Old Cuba Debates
During a hearing Sept. 14 on a bill that would take a small slice out of the decades-old Cuba embargo, members of the House Agriculture Committee revisited the old debate over...

Advice for the Next President on Trade
What should the next president do about trade is the dominant question on the minds of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) proponents and opponents alike. Four former U.S. Trade...

Briefs: Cote d'Ivoire, TTIP, Steel, FCPA

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