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

August 10, 2020

Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Stop Drone Sales
Two weeks after the administration relaxed its export polices on certain Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), a bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill (S. 4474) to stop the sales...

Canada Quickly Responds to Aluminum Tariff Escalation
So much for playing nice. A month after the U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agree-ment had its implementation day festivities, the White House Aug. 6 decided to reimpose...

Alternate WTO Mechanism Unveils Formal List of Referees
With the naming of ten official arbitrators, the Multi-Party Interim Appeal Arbitration Arrangement (MPIA) is now operational, the European Union announced Aug. 3. More...

S.C. Loan Company Settles SEC Bribery Charges
Consumer loan company World Acceptance Corporation (WAC) in Greenville, S.C., agreed Aug. 6 to pay the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) $21.7 million in disgorgement...

Democrats Demand Inspector General for USTR
It was all fun and games until the grownups had to ruin it. House and Senate Democrats Aug. 6 introduced bills (S.4493) to establish an Inspector General (IG) at the U.S. Trade...

President Bans TikTok, WeChat After Microsoft Push
In a move that could be superseded by a commercial deal that President Trump pushed just days before, the White House banned transactions with not one but two Chinese IT...

Briefs: Trade Figures, Export Enforcement, Hong Kong

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