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 35 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


December 11, 2017

WTO Rejects Indonesia's Claims in Coated Paper Dispute
The U.S. scored a victory Dec. 6 when a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute panel thoroughly rejected Indonesia’s complaint against antidumping (AD) and countervailing...

Wassenaar Welcomes India as Newest Member
The Wassenaar Arrangement’s (WA) annual updating of its control lists Dec. 6-7 included dozens of changes to performance thresholds for computers, lasers and other items, and...

Industry Suggests New Definitions of Routed Export Transactions
In its quest to cut through industry confusion over routed export transactions (RETs), Census perhaps invited even more. The bureau received 44 responses to its request for...

WTO Ministerial Conference Begins with Challenges
The World Trade Organization’s (WTO) 11th Ministerial Conference runs Dec. 10-13 in Buenos Aires, where ministers are expected to tackle thorny issues, elect new officers and...

State Department Criticisms Follow Tillerson to Europe
Rumors about his length of stay at State and criticisms of his proposed department redesign followed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to Europe. While the secretary was...

NAFTA Intersessional Meetings Come to Washington
While their trade ministers are in Buenos Aires for the WTO ministerial, NAFTA negotiators will hold intersessional meetings in Washington Dec. 9-15 and are expected to...

Solar Companies Duke it out One More Time over 201 Case
With the exception of a new plan proposed by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), opponents and proponents of tariffs on imports of crystalline silicon photovoltaic...

Briefs: Trade Figures, Softwood Lumber, Export Enforcement

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