Washington Tariff & Trade Letter provides exclusive, behind-the-scenes news and analysis every week of U.S. trade policies, regulations and legislation, export controls, trade sanctions, and enforcement of antidumping and countervailing duty laws.

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


July 25, 2016

DDTC Offers Guidance for Gunsmiths
Trying to stem the number of questions from gunsmiths, State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) consolidated its previous advisory opinions and individual advice...

U.S., EU Launch Efforts Against China at WTO
The European Union (EU) launched a third challenge to Chinese measures restricting access to raw materials for foreign companies, and the U.S. expanded its request for...

Johnson Controls Settles SEC Bribery Charges
Milwaukee-based HVAC provider Johnson Controls (JCI) agreed July 11 to pay the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) almost $14 million to settle charges of...

WTO DSB Moves Forward with Search for Appellate Body Member
World Trade Organization (WTO) members agreed at the July 21 Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) meeting to fill the vacancy left by the non-reappointment of Appellate Body...

Letters Highlight Tension in Ongoing Softwood Lumber Dispute
Tit-for-tat letters highlight the ongoing tension in the softwood lumber negotiations between the U.S. and Canada. Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) sent a...

Industry Responds to Harmonized Definitions
Industry questions and complaints about harmonized export definitions are getting down to the nitty-gritty, according to comments DDTC posted July 21. DDTC published a final,...

Briefs: Brexit, Export Enforcement, Cuba, Ex-Im Bank

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