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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


January 15, 2018

Supreme Court Decision Aims Spotlight on Firearms Rules
The Supreme Court’s decision Jan. 8 to deny a petition for a writ of certiorari to Defense Distributed in a case over publishing gun blueprints online came just a day before an...

President Extends Iran Sanctions Relief for Final Time
President Trump Jan. 12 waived nuclear sanctions against Iran for the final time, he said, in a move that’s meant to pressure European allies into making the Joint Comprehensive...

U.S. Requests Retaliation in India WTO Solar Dispute
The years-long dispute between the U.S. and India over renewable energy measures heat up Jan. 12 at a meeting of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Dispute Settlement...

Canada, U.S. Smile in Washington While Trading Blows in Geneva
Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland’s Twitter feed is full of photos from her latest trip to Washington to shore up U.S. support for NAFTA, but belying those smiles is...

USTR Issues Annual Shame List of Notorious Markets
\In the current environment of naming names, the U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) office Jan. 12 issued its annual Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets. The...

KORUS Talks Focus on Industrial Goods
The first round of U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) renegotiation talks in Washington Jan. 5 touched mainly on moving towards “fair and reciprocal trade in key...

Trump Stand on Agricultural Trade Unclear
While President Trump received a warm welcome for rolling back environmental regulations during a speech at the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Annual...

Chamber Warns Administration Against Leaving Trade Deals
U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue issued a warning on international trade to the administration during his 2018 State of American Business address Jan. 10...

Briefs: Steel, Export Enforcement, Trade People

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