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July 28, 2014

India Throws WTO Bali Deals into Chaos
India, which almost sank the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) ministerial meeting in Bali in December, has created another crisis by blocking a protocol to implement a deal...

Uncovered Affidavit Questions Fokker’s Voluntary Disclosure
The Fokker Services B.V. (FSBV) case is getting curiouser and curiouser. Two weeks after a federal judge put a stick in the wheels of Justice’s deferred prosecution agreement...

CBP Releases Eligibility Conditions for Export Version of C-TPAT
In the first step toward creating an “export entity” under its current Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program, which is now only for importers, Customs...

Russia Takes Complaints about Trade Sanctions to WTO
The U.S., EU and other countries that imposed trade sanctions on Russia in response to Moscow’s interference in Ukraine and its annexation of the Crimea violated WTO rules...

BIS Advisors Look Toward Wassenaar List Changes in 2015
Even as technical working groups are still working on potential changes to Wassenaar Arrangement controls list for adoption at the regime’s annual plenary meeting in December...

Advisory Opinion Clarifies BIS Policy on Voice Recorders
Some new devices for speech processing don’t fall under export licensing requirements as long as the signals are not intelligible to human listening, BIS said in an unpublished...

House Panel Subpoenas Ex-Ex-Im Employee Under Investigation
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), who has issued subpoenas for almost everyone in the Obama administration except the...

WTO Package Offers Aid to African, Least Developed Countries
WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo appears to have appeased the opposition of some African and least-developed countries (LDCs) to a trade facilitation agreement with the...

European Ministers Adopt More Sanctions Against Russia
After overcoming initial disagreements, the European Union’s Council of Ministers agreed July 25 to impose additional sanctions against Russian and Ukrainian entities and persons...

Briefs: Export Enforcement, FCPA, Iran, Iron and Steel, Section 337

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