Day: April 3, 2019

Global Trade
Sanctions

US Continues #Sanctions on South Sudan

April 1, 2019: The US President extended the existing sanctions on South Sudan.  As per the White House release, the sanctions, which comprise travel bans and asset freezes are necessary due to the country’s continued human rights abuses.  As such, the “national emergency declared in Executive Order 13664 of April 3, 2014, with respect to […]

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Anti-dumping
Global Trade
Investigations
ITC

Anti-Dumping Duties Imposed on Certain Steel Pipe Imports

April 2, 2019:  The US International Trade Commission (USITC) determined that certain large OD welded steel pipe imports are being sold at less than market value in the United States.  As such, the Commerce Department will issue: antidumping duty orders on imports of LDW carbon and alloy steel line pipe from Canada, Greece, Korea, and […]

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Anti-Corruption
Cases

Ex UAW Official Guilty: Misuse of Company Funds

Earlier this week, a former United Auto Workers official pleaded guilty to corruption charges in a US court.  According to Reuters, Mr. Norwood Jewell, “who headed the UAW’s FCA department from 2014 until his retirement in January 2018, pleaded guilty to a single charge of conspiring to violate the Labor Relations Management Act, which carries […]

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Anti-Corruption

El Salvador’s Former First Lady to Plead Guilty to #Corruption and Public Money #Laundering

April 3, 2019:  Earlier this week, it was reported that El Salvador’s former First Lady, Ana Ligia de Saca, has reached a plea deal to corruption charges in connection with her role in laundering of $25 million in El Salvador’s public money.  The former President, and her husband, is already serving a sentence for the […]

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