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U.S. official warns against efforts to defy forced labor crackdown

“We’re looking more broadly than [Xinjiang], and we have the bandwidth and resources to do so,” a CBP official said. “That includes Greater China…It also includes other countries.”

[The Wall Street Journal]

U.S. presses allies to tighten up sanctions enforcement on Russia

“To tighten the finance and trade cordon established by Western countries, the U.S. is sending senior officials from major cabinet agencies to foreign capitals. Their mission: to share intelligence on sanctions evasion networks, quietly threaten reluctant authorities and firms with punitive action, and gather information on networks suspected of ferrying supplies into Russia, according to administration officials.”

[The Wall Street Journal]

How Colombia's new tax reform will affect free trade zones

“For decades, Colombian Free Trade Zones (FTZs) helped attract investment and grow the economy – but all of that is about to change. On August 8 2022, the Colombian government passed legislation that will strip FTZs of most of their tax incentives.”

[Econlib]

Potential for rail shutdown rises as largest union rejects labor deal

“If an agreement isn’t made before the deadline, Congress may intervene under the Railway Labor Act to prevent significant supply chain disruptions.”

[Supply Chain Dive]

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