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


March 18, 2019

USTR Takes on Competition Practices Under KORUS
The U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) office March 15 formally requested the first consultations with South Korea under the competition chapter of the U.S.-Korea Free...

EU Parliament Rejects Trade Negotiating Objectives
That was fun while it lasted. The European Parliament (EP) March 14 rejected a proposal to open European Union (EU)-U.S. trade negotiations by a vote of 198-223. While the...

Court Affirms Departure from Substantial Transformation Test
Citing potential duty evasion, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) March 12 affirmed Commerce’s use of a new test to define the scope of countervailing (CVD) and...

At Senate WTO Hearing, Deja vu All Over Again
Finance Committee hearing March 12 was purported to tackle the future of the World Trade Organization (WTO), USTR Robert Lighthizer and committee...

Briefs: Russia, Nominations, USMCA

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