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Thursday, June 14, 2018
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Nine countries unite against EU export controls on surveillance software

“EU officials are concerned that a bill to regulate the export of so-called dual use products could be toppled ahead of next year’s European Parliament election. Dual use products can be used for either civilian or military purposes and fall under special export controls. Nine countries, led by Sweden, have united against the proposal’s clampdown on exports of technology products that could be used to harm human rights.”

[Euractiv]

Building blocks for blockchain

“’It’s not going to replace ACE,’” said ST&R’s Tom Gould. “‘It’s going to enhance ACE and enhance those of us that interact with ACE in our ability to deal with ACE and to really trust what’s in ACE.’”

[American Shipper]

China to take measures for expanding imports

“China will implement measures on lowering import tariffs, reduce intermediate links of distribution and clear unreasonable price markups to let the people enjoy the benefits from lower tariffs, the statement said. The country will also develop the trade in emerging service sectors and expand the imports of production-related services, including design, logistics, consulting, energy conservation, and environmental protection services.”

[Xinhua]

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