In This Week's Issue


July 21, 2014

U.S., EU Sanctions Hit More Russian, Ukraine Entities
After weeks of threats, the U.S. and European Union (EU) announced more sanctions July 16 against Russian and Ukrainian entities in response to Moscow’s support for...

Solicitor General Opposes Supreme Court Review of Byrd
The U.S. Solicitor General urged the Supreme Court July 14 to reject a petition for a writ of certiorari to review the constitutionality of the Byrd Amendment’s requirement...

Holleyman Gets Short, Sweet Confirmation Hearing
At a Senate Finance Committee hearing July 16, Robert Holleyman, the nominee to be deputy U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), got mostly softball questions and in return...

Trade Facilitation Agreement Awaits G-20 Talks
As WTTL was going to press, “India and South Africa continue to take a hard line” against World Trade Organization (WTO) adoption of a protocol to implement the trade...

WTO Panel Ruling Could Force Reopening of China Cases
Although the U.S. is certain to appeal the ruling, a WTO dispute-settlement panel report July 14 could force Commerce to reopen several antidumping and countervailing duty...

Theft of F-35 Documents May Lead to Export Charges
A man charged with the interstate transfer of stolen documents containing technical data on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) could face additional charges of violating the...

WTO Panel Finds Fault with ITC Use of Cumulation in India Case
In the second adverse WTO ruling against U.S. trade remedy practices on the same day, a WTO dispute-settlement panel report released July 14 found the U.S. acted inconsistent...

TTIP Talks Keep Focus on Technical Issues
If trade negotiators are like the foxes and hedgehogs described by philosopher Isaiah Berlin, U.S. and European Union (EU) negotiators working on a Transatlantic Trade and...

OCTG Makers Say Imports Cut Them Out of "Golden Age"
The oil and gas boom is changing the U.S. economy, but makers of oil country tubular goods (OCTG) complained July 15 that they have not fully benefitted from it because of...

NAFTA Mixed Effect Due to Economic Conditions, Not Trade Pact
Twenty years after the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was enacted, it still engenders controversy and disagreement over whether it helped or hurt the U.S....

ITC Violated Its Own Rules in Reversing ALJ Order, CAFC Rules
The ITC violated its own rules when it reversed an administrative law judge’s termination order in a Section 337 case, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC)...

Briefs: OFAC, FCPA, EX-IM, TPP, Trade People

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