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.

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In This Week's Issue


October 26, 2020

DDTC Resurrects Single Export Application Form
In a potential sign of what may come in a new administration, State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) officials are actively working on resurrecting the “one...

Goldman Sachs Pays $2.9 Billion to Settle FCPA Charges
It was just a matter of time. Global financial institution Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and its Malaysian subsidiary agreed Oct. 22 to pay a record $2.9 billion to settle Securities and...

Commerce Will Need Staff to Process Exclusion Requests, IG Says
One of Commerce’s top management and performance challenges in fiscal year (FY) 2021 is again related to trade and enforcement promotion and involves BIS and the International...

Brazil Trade Deal Draws Congressional Rebuke
No good deed goes unpunished. As soon as the U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) office announced an updated Agreement on Trade and Economic Cooperation (ATEC) with...

House Committee Looking into Export Control Measures
The House Foreign Affairs Committee is reviewing potential export controls, especially on semiconductors and software to China, Ranking Member Michael McCaul (R-Texas) told...

U.S.-UK Trade Talks Bright Spot Amid EU Fight
After a week of rebuffing the European Union (EU) team, UK trade negotiators returned to the table in London Oct. 23, setting the deadline of mid-November for an agreement. In...

GOP Lawmakers Introduce 5G Bill to Beat China
Facing mounting 5G competition from China and far behind its allies in 5G coverage worldwide, a group of Republican lawmakers Oct. 19 introduced the “Beat China for 5G...

Briefs: Export Enforcement, Iran Sanctions, Stevia

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