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 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 14, 2020

U.S. to Restore Full UN Sanctions on Iran
Undeterred by its allies’ rejection, the administration Sept. 21 will announce a “snapback” of Iran sanctions with an Executive Order blocking conventional arms sales and additional...

WTO Dispute Panel Sides with China on Section 301 Tariffs
Adding insult to the administration’s already perceived injury, a World Trade Organi-zation (WTO) dispute panel Sept. 15 found that U.S. Section 301 tariffs on two lists of...

Census Requests Comments on Puerto Rico Filing Requirement
While Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory and shipments do not require an export license, filing requirements set it apart from state-to-state shipments. Census Sept. 17 published its...

CBP Blocks Imports from Xinjiang over Forced Labor
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Sept. 14 issued five withhold release orders (WROs) on products from China that are produced with state-sponsored forced labor in the...

U.S. Steps Back from Imposing Canadian Aluminum Tariffs
Surge shmurge. The administration Sept. 15 reversed its decision to reimpose 10% Section 232 tariffs on Canadian aluminum to counteract a surge on imports, after determining...

Treasury Finalizes Clarifying CFIUS Changes
After two years of proposals, comments and a pilot program, Treasury Sept. 15 finalized changes to Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) regulations, modifying...

Commerce Exclusion Process May Delay Tariff Relief, GAO Says
Until Commerce takes additional steps to improve the timeliness of its exclusion request decisions, companies will continue to encounter delays in obtaining relief from Section 232...

Administration Pushes Full TikTok Ban Until After Election
Citing national security and absolutely nothing to do with politics, the administration Sept. 18 announced the implementation of its ban on Chinese technology giants, TikTok...

U.S., Russia Draft Updates to Uranium Suspension Agreement
Commerce and the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom Sept. 11 initialed a draft amendment to the antidumping suspension agreement with Russia on imports of...

UK Further Infuriates EU, Reassures U.S.
Despite angry cries from the European Union (EU), the U.S and former United Kingdom (UK) prime ministers, Boris Johnson throttled up his push to override the Brexit...

Briefs: WTO, Export Enforcement, Comoros

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