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


May 20, 2019

BIS Adds Huawei to Entity List, Ignites Trade Fire
While one branch of the administration is proposing tariffs on almost all Chinese imports, another agency added Chinese firm Huawei Technologies and its affiliates to its Entity...

NAFTA Partners Sing Kumbaya, Agree to Lift Tariffs
Perhaps opening the final door to passage of the updated U.S. Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA), the three trading partners agreed May 17 to lift Section 232 steel...

Huawei Move Sparks Deja Vu
The administration’s actions on telecommunications and specifically Huawei come days after discussions with China on the trade front ended with no agreement and proposed...

Auto Tariffs Shift into Neutral While USTR Pursues Talks
Consider this one battle in the trade wars that the administration has chosen to postpone. Within hours of the statutory deadline, the president May 17 gave the USTR six months...

USTR Proposes Tariffs on All Chinese Imports
Maybe trade is a zero-sum game. In the same week that the U.S. agreed to remove tariffs on its closest trading partners, the administration proposed imposing 25% tariffs on the...

Administration Reduces Duties, GSP Benefits on Turkey
In a case of give a little, take a little, the administration May 16 reduced tariffs on Turkish steel imports, instead imposing a 25% ad valorem tariff commensurate with other...

Ex-Im Bank Could Improve Policies, GAO Says
Now that the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank is back to full functionality, guidance and recommendations on best practices are welcomed. In a report released May 14...

Briefs: Japan, Export Enforcement, FCPA

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