In This Week's Issue


November 24, 2014

U.S. Warns Firms Against Exports to Crimean Projects
U.S. officials are warning American firms not to export to infrastructure projects in Crimea even though the projects and firms involved have not been blocked by either the...

Justice Won’t Prosecute for Pre-Acquisition FCPA Activity
The improper conduct of a foreign company that occurred prior to its acquisition by a U.S. firm would not warrant enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)...

Agencies Clarify Restrictions on Shale Oil Drilling in Russia
OFAC and BIS responded Nov. 18 to industry concerns that vaguely worded restrictions that were imposed on exports of goods and technology to Russia for shale oil exploration...

Froman Tries to Explain TTIP “Fresh Start”
There is no deep conflict between the U.S. and EU in Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations, claims U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Michael...

Customs Process Weakens Section 337 Enforcement, GAO Says
Weaknesses in the way Customs and Border Protection (CBP) enforces exclusion orders that the International Trade Commission issues under Section 337 against unfair imports...

Elections in Japan Could Delay Talks on TPP Issues
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s call Nov. 18 for early elections to bolster his faltering economic plans could further delay already slow progress toward a U.S.-Japan...

Sugar Proposals with Mexico Not as Sweet as Pumpkin Pie
Proposed suspension agreements between Commerce and Mexican sugar producers to put aside the antidumping and countervailing duty (CVD) cases against imports from Mexico...

China Following Old Path, Not Reforms, Report Contends
China is continuing to use a low-value renminbi to boost exports rather than increasing domestic consumption as Chinese President Xi Jinping had advocated when he took...

Satellite Controls Still Need Clarity, Industry Comments Suggest
As the transition of commercial satellites from the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to the Commerce Control List (CCL) went into effect, some specific controls still need clarification...

WTO Panel Issues Mixed Findings on Vietnam Shrimp Case
Changes Commerce made to its use of “simple zeroing” in antidumping investigations and reviews led a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute-settlement panel Nov. 17 to...

Briefs: Trade People, House, FCPA, India, Chemical Weapons, Surveillance

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