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Trade Talk: Week in Review (20 December 2016 – 3 January 2017)

Welcome to 2017.  The 115th Congress convened on Tuesday, 3 January.  U.S. businessman Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on Friday, January 20. Trump Transition News.  President-Elect Trump continues to announce senior officials who will serve as part of his Administration.  The Trump Transition Team noted at … Continue Reading

Trade Talk: Week in Review (18-24 July 2016)

U.S. businessman Donald Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination last week at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.  In his acceptance speech, Mr. Trump called for a “new, fair trade policy that protects our jobs and stands up to countries that cheat.”  He also said that he would “make individual deals with individual countries.  … Continue Reading

US Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Implements New Economic Sanctions Against Burundi

OFAC has issued new regulations (at 31 C.F.R. Part 554) implementing the President’s Executive Order 13712, of 22 November 2015, imposing sanctions against Burundi. The sanctions consist of measures blocking property and interests in property of persons listed in or designated pursuant to Executive Order 13712, published in the Federal Register and incorporated into OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked … Continue Reading

TPP Next Steps: A Washington Perspective

Following the conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, President Obama has committed to working with Congress to secure support for TPP, saying today: Once negotiators have finalized the text of this partnership, Congress and the American people will have months to read every word before I sign it. I look forward to working with lawmakers … Continue Reading

TPP Negotiations Conclude with a Final Deal

After multiple extensions of negotiations in Atlanta, Georgia, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Ministerial Meeting concluded early Monday morning with the announcement of a final deal. TPP negotiators spent Saturday into Monday morning hashing out final compromises on biologics exclusivity, dairy market access, sensitive products, investor-state dispute settlement, and other last-minute issues. The deal culminates negotiations … Continue Reading
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