Trade & Manufacturing Alert - February 2014


In This Issue:

- New Solar Case Filed To Close Enforcement Loopholes

- China Ends Duties On Cars And Begins Implementing WTO Decision On Chicken Products

- Shale Oil Production Leads To Fractured Debate On Crude Oil Export Ban

- News Of Note:

..Monthly Trade Deficit Falls To Lowest Level Since 2009

..USTR Issues Reports On China's and Russia's WTO Compliance

..The New Year Brings New Steps In Export Control Reform

..Senator Baucus Nominated As Ambassador To China And Senator Wyden To Chair Senate Finance Committee

..Trade Promotion Authority Legislation Introduced

- Excerpt from Monthly Trade Deficit Falls To Lowest Level Since 2009:

The monthly U.S. trade deficit fell to $34.3 billion in November, the lowest level since October 2009. Many analysts cited the U.S. economy's increasing energy independence as the driving factor behind the 12.9 percent drop from October.

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