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Chinese Trade Development Plan Envisions Expanding Foreign Trade over the Next Five Years

Last month, China’s State Council approved the 14th-Five-Year-Plan on High Quality Development of Foreign Trade (link in Chinese), which is the development plan for trade over the period of 2021-2025. The document highlighted expanding trade through trade agreements and

House Ways and Means Committee Hearing Discusses Chinese Trade Practices

At a December 2 House Ways and Means Committee hearing on "Supporting U.S. Workers,

New Congressional Legislation Addresses "U.S. Trade Leadership in the Indo-Pacific and China"

Two Republican members of the House Ways and Means Committee – Darin LaHood (IL) and Carol

Business Groups Comment on Chinese Proposal for Security Assessment of Data Exports

Previously, we reported that China released a draft measure entitled Measures on Security Assessment of

Chinese Legal Scholar Speaks at Webinar on "Two Decades of China in the WTO: The View from China"

In a webinar hosted by the U.S.-Asia Law Institute on "Two Decades of

China Promises More Debt Relief, Trade, Investment, and Health Support to African Countries

Previously, we reported that the 8th Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC

Governments Weigh In on Section 232 Investigation on Neodymium Magnets

As we reported here, in late September the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and

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WTO & Trade Agreements

Chinese Legal Scholar Speaks at Webinar on "Two Decades of China in the WTO: The View from China"

In a webinar hosted by the U.S.-Asia Law Institute on "Two Decades of China in the WTO: The View from China," Manjiao Chi, professor and founding director of

Australia Makes First Submission in China - Barley WTO Dispute, Makes Claim on Individual Dumping Margins

Following up on earlier posts about Australia's complaint and the panel composition in the China - Barley WTO dispute (DS598), Australia has now posted its first written submission in the

More Details Emerge on WTO Debate Over Appointment of Taiwanese Delegate as Committee Chair

As we reported here and here, there has been a debate over the appointment of a Taiwanese delegate as chair of the WTO's Government Procurement Committee, with most parties to

U.S. Renews Concerns at WTO Over China's COVID-related Trade Measures

Previously, we reported that the United States has raised concerns at the WTO about China’s trade measures related to COVID-19. On November 8, the United States made another submission



Chinese Laws & Cases

China Authorizes New Food Imports from Cuba, Uzbekistan, Central and Eastern European Countries

China’s Customs has announced that it will allow imports of aquatic products from Cuba, lemons from Uzbekistan, and frozen fruits from Central and Eastern European Countries. Under the General

China Issues Draft Regulations on Network Data Security

On November 14, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) issued a draft of the Regulations on Network Data Security (网络数据安全管理条例(征求意见稿) (link in Chinese)). The draft is open to public

China’s Rules on Registering Overseas Food Manufacturers Prompt Concerns over Trade Disruption at WTO

On November 2, China’s Customs agency issued the English version of the Regulations of the People's Republic of China on the Registration and Administration of Overseas Manufacturers of Imported

China Issues Rules for Fruit Imports from Thailand and Laos

China’s General Administration of Customs (GACC) recently issued notices to update rules for fruit imports from Thailand and allow imported passion fruits from Laos, if they meet the inspection

Foreign Laws & Cases

New Congressional Legislation Addresses "U.S. Trade Leadership in the Indo-Pacific and China"

Two Republican members of the House Ways and Means Committee – Darin LaHood (IL) and Carol Miller (WV) – have introduced the U.S. Trade Leadership in the Indo-Pacific and China Act.

Canadian Senator Introduces Bill To Ban Goods from Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region; Senate Discusses Enforcement of Existing Laws

There were two developments last week in the Canadian Senate related to imports of goods made with forced labor, with China specifically mentioned in both instances: (1) Amending existing law

Australian House of Representatives Considers Bill Banning Imports of Goods Made With Forced Labor

As we reported here, in late August, the Australian Senate passed a bill – Customs Amendment (Banning Goods Produced By Forced Labour) Bill 2021 – that would ban imports of goods made

New House Bill Would Restrict American Rescue Plan Funds from Being Used to Purchase Chinese Telecoms Equipment

Back in July, Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) introduced legislation entitled the "American Telecommunications Security Act" to "prohibit federal funding from the American Rescue Plan Act from

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