Washington Tariff & Trade Letter provides exclusive, behind-the-scenes news and analysis every week of U.S. trade policies, regulations and legislation, export controls, trade sanctions, and enforcement of antidumping and countervailing duty laws.

Based on nearly 40 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

September 16, 2019

BIS Fires Back in FedEx Suit Against Export Regulations
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) fought back Sept. 10 against claims that delivery services do not need to comply with the agency’s Export Administration...

White House Delays China Tariff Increase
First there was the telegram, then the daily paper, then the nightly network broadcast, or perhaps the regular White House press briefing, where citizens and trading partners...

Congress Urges Review of Hong Kong Export Controls
Amid months of protests in Hong Kong, a bipartisan group of 10 senators Sept. 10 requested State and Commerce assess the adequacy of the U.S. export regime in...

Privacy Shield Review Shows Progress, Sunshine
Third time’s a charm. The third annual review of the U.S.-EU Privacy Shield Sept. 12-13 ended on a much brighter note than previous reviews, as a key administration position...

Agencies Clarify Huawei Entity Listing, General License
As companies wait for export licenses to be approved, the administration attempted to clarify its reasoning on putting Huawei and dozens of its non-U.S. affiliates on the BIS...

Past, Present Arms Export Policies Show Similar Data, GAO Says
While it’s early yet, data shows that rates for approvals and denials for arms transfers were “fairly constant in recent years,” despite the administration’s highly touted...

Briefs: Export Enforcement, Trade People, Ex-Im Bank

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