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In This Week's Issue

February 8, 2016

White House Confirms U.S. to Rework Wassenaar Cyber Rules
The White House confirmed in a letter made public Feb. 2 that the administration will not issue a final rule regarding implementation of the Wassenaar Arrangement without...

Administration Tries to Woo Republicans After TPP Signing
With the official yet symbolic signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Feb. 4 in New Zealand, the Obama administration will enter an “important phase of Congressional...

Negotiators Conclude Deal on Safe Harbor Agreement
U.S. and European Union (EU) negotiators raced to complete a new transatlantic agree-ment on “Safe Harbor” rules for the transfer of personal data to the U.S. from Europe...

New Safe Harbor Agreement May Face Judicial Scrutiny
Despite official assurances that the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield addresses concerns of the European court that overturned the previous Safe Harbor agreement, privacy advocates...

U.S. Exports, Imports in 2015 Down
Just as two wrongs do not make a right, twelve months of negative growth cannot add up to positive growth at the end of the year. Total merchandise exports in 2015 fell 7.2% from...

House Passes Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act
In a repeat of a vote vacated in mid-January, the House passed legislation Feb. 2 that would restrict President Obama’s ability to lift sanctions on Iran as outlined in the Joint...

Trade Deficit with FTA Partners Looks Worse than Reality
As the Obama administration continues its push for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), statistics released Feb. 5 show that the U.S. racked up a $60.1 billion trade deficit with...

Tariff Phase-Outs Lessen TPP Benefits, Report Shows
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will deliver significant economic benefits to the 12 participating countries, but long tariff phase-outs and other provisions may limit the...

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