EU LAUNDRY LIST: A draft of potential U.S. products that could be hit with punitive European Union duties is being circulated among EU members, and it includes man-made and cotton apparel and textiles. The draft, sent Tuesday to EU members, is a laundry list of U.S. exports drawn up two years ago when Europeans first challenged a U.S. export tax subsidy at the World Trade Organization. The list then, and now, is being used as a basis to create a final list for retaliatory tariffs. Two years ago, the EU delayed retaliation over the U.S. tax, which the WTO has deemed to be in violation of the global trade body’s rules as an illegal subsidy. EU leaders have expressed exasperation that Congress hasn’t yet revoked the tax, although lawmakers say they plan to do so.

FILLING A GAP: Bob Martin, former president and chief executive of Wal-Mart Stores’ International division, has been added to the Gap Inc.’s board of directors, returning the group to the 12-person configuration it had in 2000. During a 15-year tenure at Wal-Mart, Martin also served as its chief information officer. A Gap spokesman said that the San Francisco-based firm’s board has fluctuated between 10 and 12 members since 1999.

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