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In This Week's Issue


June 29, 2020

Section 232 Fight Ends at Supreme Court Door
One legal fight over the constitutionality of Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs ended June 22 when the Supreme Court again denied the American Institute for International...

Pharmaceutical Firm Settles More SEC Bribery Charges
Swiss pharmaceutical firm Novartis AG agreed June 25 to pay the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Justice a total of $345 million to settle charges that it...

Industry Wants DDTC COVID Relief Measures Made Permanent
Give them an inch, they want a mile. In the middle of a pandemic, members of the defense industry urged State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) to extend or even...

U.S. Lobster Industry Gets Attention, Trade Assistance
Citing retaliatory tariffs and free trade deals made without the U.S., the White House June 24 extended trade assistance and potential retaliatory tariffs to the U.S. lobster...

Ex-Im President Highlights Efforts to Fulfill Commitments
In her first appearance since Congress approved a seven-year reauthorization in December 2019 and a full board quorum, Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) President Kimberly...

Industry Groups Hope to Crush Aluminum Tariffs
Amid reports that the administration is planning on instituting Section 232 tariffs on Canadian aluminum to counteract a surge on imports, industry groups are using the...

Senate Approves Hong Kong Sanctions Bill
The Senate June 25 turned up the heat on China’s new security law in Hong Kong by unanimously passing legislation (S. 3798) that would impose mandatory sanctions on both...

Are Allies Shifting Away from Huawei or Taking its Money?
On the same day as Defense issued a list of Chinese military companies operating in the U.S. that included Huawei, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo June 24 made a frontal...

Briefs: WTO, Export Enforcement, Iran

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