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Brian Bradley

Based in Washington, D.C., Brian covers international trade policy for American Shipper and FreightWaves. In the past, he covered nuclear defense, environmental cleanup, crime, sports, and trade at various industry and local publications.
Sep - 2019 -
11 September
Brian Bradley

Trump announces two-week delay to planned China tariff increase

The announcement comes after Beijing announced its first round of tariff exemptions for U.S. goods earlier in the day.

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China announces first tariff exemptions on US goods

China’s Finance Ministry on Sept. 11 announced the first round of exemptions of U.S. goods from Chinese retaliatory tariffs. The exemptions will be effective from Sept. 17 to Sept. 16, […]

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10 September
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GAO releases yearly report on conflict minerals regulation compliance

Almost all companies required to conduct due diligence to determine the countries of origin for conflict minerals used in their products did so last year, according to a Government Accountability […]

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09 September
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NAFTA panel issues split ruling on ITC softwood lumber decision

A NAFTA binational antidumping and countervailing duty dispute panel on Sept. 4 issued a decision upholding the U.S. International Trade Commission’s (ITC’s) finding that imports of softwood lumber from Canada […]

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06 September
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In UK, Pence pushes for trade deal

Vice President Mike Pence on Sept. 5 in London made the case for a post-Brexit U.S.-United Kingdom trade agreement, asserting that such a deal could triple or quadruple bilateral trade. […]

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05 September
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Senator’s white paper suggests distributed ledger to stop trade-based money laundering

A white paper released Sept. 4 by Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., raises concern with the ability of the federal government to combat trade-based money laundering (TBML) and suggests that a […]

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04 September
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Mnuchin, French counterpart hope for early 2020 international tax deal

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire on Sept. 3 stated a shared commitment for their countries to work constructively on a solution to international taxation […]

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Attempt to smuggle 53 pounds of meth results in arrest at Arizona port of entry

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers arrested a 24-year-old woman on Sept. 2 at the Port of Lukeville, AZ, for attempting to smuggle 53 pounds of methamphetamine from Mexico to […]

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03 September
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China to file WTO dispute over latest US tariffs

China will file a dispute at the World Trade Organization (WTO) regarding U.S. tariffs across approximately $263 billion worth of goods from China in annual import value, China’s Commerce Ministry […]

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Aug - 2019 -
30 August
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USTR accepting comments on foreign trade barriers

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is accepting comments through Oct. 31 on foreign barriers to exports of U.S. goods and services, U.S. direct foreign investment, and protection […]

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