In This Week's Issue


April 14, 2014

House Bill Seeks to Protect Export License Data
The House moved April 7 to cut off a legal challenge seeking public release of Commerce export license application data under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). As...

Wyden Plans Own “Smart Track” Trade Promotion Bill
New Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) has upset hopes some in Washington still harbored for passing a fast-track trade promotion bill this year with his...

Australia Goes It Alone on Trade Pacts with Japan, Korea
Australia jumped the gun on a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal with the signing of bilateral free trade agreements (FTAs) with Japan April 7 and Korea April 8...

Unions Want Continued Monitoring of Colombian Labor Practices
Amid general agreement that Colombia has not yet fixed its long-standing anti-labor problems, U.S. and Colombian unions called April 7 for the U.S. to continue monitoring...

BIS Proposes Removing Export Documentation Requirements
Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has listened to industry complaints about out-ofdate recordkeeping requirements and proposed removing the requirement for written...

HP Pays $108 Million to Settle FCPA Charges
Three years after acknowledging it was under investigation for possible violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Hewlett-Packard (HP) and three of its subsidiaries...

Japanese Demands Chill Outlook for Trans-Pacific Deal
While U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Michael Froman was in Tokyo April 8-10 for reportedly fruitless talks with Japanese Economic Minister Akira Amari in an effort to...

Stanceu Sends Ruling on Steel Nails Back to Commerce
Rather than just following the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit’s (CAFC) ruling to change his opinion, Court of International Trade (CIT) Judge Timothy Stanceu April 8...

Briefs: Ukraine, Washing Machines, Export Enforcement, WTO

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