In This Week's Issue


September 1, 2014

Judge Allows More Time for Due Diligence in Fokker Case
After a federal judge questioned Justice’s settlement with Fokker Services on charges of violating U.S. sanctions, the department is hustling to track down documents and ex-employees...

FTC Asked to Investigate “Safe Harbor” Data Privacy Violations
A non-profit consumer protection organization asked the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Aug. 14 to investigate and sanction 30 companies that the group claimed have violated the...

New York Hits Standard Chartered Bank Again with More Fines
The importance of complying with the requirements of a consent agreement was underscored by a new $300 million fine that New York State bank regulators imposed Aug. 19...

PwC Settles Charges It Altered Bank of Tokyo Report
In another example of how New York is following its own path in the enforcement of money-laundering and trade sanctions, the state’s Department of Financial Services (DFS)...

Samsung Pays $2.3 Million for “Made-in America” Violations
Samsung Electronics America will pay $2.3 million to settle charges that it violated “Made-in-America” rules by providing false information to firms that supply the General...

Ex-Im Needs to Monitor Dual-Use Exports, GAO Finds
The Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) needs to strengthen its monitoring of dual-use exports, especially when borrowers do not submit required documents on time, the Government...

USTR Tries to Salvage Guatemala Labor Pact
In an effort to forestall a decision that might force it to cutoff Guatemala’s free trade agreement (FTA) benefits, the USTR’s office has suspended for another month the dispute-settlement...

WTO Panel Rules Against Argentine Import Restrictions
U.S. officials say they hope a World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling Aug. 22 against Argentina’s import restrictions will send a signal to other nations not to impose such...

U.S., Burma to Work on Labor Rights Agreement
U.S. officials can’t seem to visit a foreign country without announcing a new initiative or at least announcing plans to develop one. USTR Michael Froman used a meeting in...

Antigua Makes New Offer to Settle Gambling Dispute
Despite continuing to get the cold shoulder from the U.S. in an attempt to uphold its WTO rights, Antigua and Barbuda has proposed another solution to its long-running dispute with...

Briefs: Export Enforcement, Kazakhstan, CIT Nomination, OCTG, Reexports

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