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China Approves Seafood from Comoros

Earlier this month, China's customs agency announced that it started allowing seafood from the Union of Comoros (a small country made up of three islands in southeastern Africa). The move is unlikely to change the bilateral trade patterns in the

Legislation on U.S. TikTok Ban Introduced, Committee Vote and TikTok Testimony to Congress Coming Soon

There have been a number of recent developments on actions by the U.S. federal

U.S. Appeals Two WTO Panel Rulings on National Security Issues Related to China

At Friday's meeting of the WTO's Dispute Settlement Body (DSB), there were discussions of U.

Interview with China Expert Scott Kennedy on US-China Relations (Part II)

In the second part of China Trade Monitor's interview with Scott Kennedy, he talked about

U.S. Court Rejects Nigerian Sovereign Immunity Defense in Lawsuit over Arbitration Award on Chinese Investment

In an opinion issued last week, a U.S. court ruled against Nigeria's motion to

U.S. Sanctions Chinese Satellite Firm for Involvement in Russian Military Operation

Last week, the U.S. government sanctioned a Chinese company for providing assistance to the

WTO Panels Established To Hear EU Complaints against China

At Friday's meeting of the WTO's Dispute Settlement Body (DSB), panels were established in two

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WTO & Trade Agreements

China's Questions, U.S. Replies on Recent U.S. Subsidy Measures

At a WTO Committee on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures meeting last October, China asked questions about two major U.S. subsidy measures, related to electric vehicles and semiconductors. The U.

Ecuador Government: Trade Agreement with China Lowers Tariffs for 99% of Ecuador Exports

After ten months of trade negotiations, government officials from China and Ecuador revealed that the bulk of the agreement has been concluded, with only some procedural steps left to be

China Trade Issues at Latest WTO Council for Trade in Services Meeting

At a meeting of the WTO's Council for Trade in Services on October 14, 2022, several trade issues involving China that had been raised previously were on the agenda again.

China Trade Issues Discussed at Two WTO Council/Committee Meetings Earlier this Year

At two WTO meetings earlier this year for which the minutes have now been circulated, a number of issues related to China trade were raised by other Members against China



Chinese Laws & Cases

China Approves Seafood from Comoros

Earlier this month, China's customs agency announced that it started allowing seafood from the Union of Comoros (a small country made up of three islands in southeastern Africa). The move

Beijing Approves More Foreign Financial Companies

The Chinese government has sped up regulatory approval on foreign financial service business in recent months, after an official vowed last year to do more to "attract more outstanding international

Cyber Expert Comments on China's Data Governance

Samm Sacks, a Senior Fellow at Yale Law School’s Paul Tsai China Center and cyber policy fellow at New America, a think tank based in Washington, DC, recently made

U.S. District Court Finds No Conflict Between Chinese PIPL and Discovery Process, Grants Motion To Compel Document Production

In a recent case before the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, Magistrate Judge Barbara Moses dismissed the defendants' argument that legal obligations under China's Personal Information

Foreign Laws & Cases

Legislation on U.S. TikTok Ban Introduced, Committee Vote and TikTok Testimony to Congress Coming Soon

There have been a number of recent developments on actions by the U.S. federal government related to TikTok, including newly introduced legislation to ban it nationwide, a new House

U.S. Court Rejects Nigerian Sovereign Immunity Defense in Lawsuit over Arbitration Award on Chinese Investment

In an opinion issued last week, a U.S. court ruled against Nigeria's motion to dismiss a lawsuit by a Chinese company trying to enforce an international investment arbitration award.

Members of Congress Try To Undo Biden Administration Tariff Pause

A bipartisan group of members of Congress have introduced legislation to "roll back" a Biden administration action that suspends tariffs on solar imports from four Southeast Asian countries that are

Legislation Introduced in U.S. Congress Would Restrict Chinese Purchases of Farmland

A bicameral, bipartisan group of members of Congress has introduced legislation to "protect America’s agricultural industry from improper foreign investment," with Chinese farmland purchases as a key target.

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