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In This Week's Issue


May 21, 2018

House Committee Rejects Reversal of ZTE Denial Order
In a week of news about ZTE that seemed like a year, U.S. industry would not be blamed for suffering a severe case of whiplash. On Sunday, the president tweeted support for the...

Commerce Officials Scramble to Respond to Tweet
In response to the president’s instruction, Commerce officials were seeking a way to suspend but not revoke the denial of export privileges for ZTE, based on a new compliance...

Six Years Later, Agencies Propose Firearms Transfers
After six years, publishing proposed rules to transfer export control of firearms and ammunition that are widely available in retail outlets to Commerce from State jurisdiction...

NAFTA 'Nowhere Near Close to a Deal,' Says USTR
Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) NAFTA deadline came and went May 17 and along with it hopes that a vote on a renegotiated deal will take place this calendar year...

WTO Rules in Decade-Long Boeing-Airbus Dispute
In a case where both sides claimed victory, the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Appellate Body (AB) confirmed May 15 that the European Union (EU) and four of its...

Senators Aim to Protect Domestic Printers, Publishers
In a case where both sides claimed victory, the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Appellate Body (AB) confirmed May 15 that the European Union (EU) and four of its...

Treasury Adds Iran Sanctions for Hizballah Support
Treasury’s Office for Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) May 15 imposed sanctions on the governor and a senior official of Iran’s Central Bank, an Iraqi bank and its chairman, and...

Chinese Delegation Meets with Trump, Lawmakers in Washington
Amid rising tensions on a number of fronts, Chinese Vice Premier Liu He talked trade with members of Congress and the administration May 17-18. On the agenda was...

Industry Gets Day in Court on Section 301 Tariffs
Across town from where the Chinese delegation was meeting, an interagency commission May 15-17 heard three days of testimony from companies and associations both for and...

Briefs: Unverified List, GSP, Belarus, FCPA

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