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** Special note: Due to the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, we are sending the weekly newsletter on Wednesday, and will celebrate the holiday on Thursday and Friday and resume posting new content on Sunday. This past week, CTM covered

China Allows More Food Imports from Pakistan and Belarus

In November, China issued regulatory requirements that will allow imports of cherries from Pakistan and

BYD Expanding Electric Vehicle Sales, Production in Brazil, New Factory in Thailand

Recent months have seen announcements from Chinese battery and electric vehicle company BYD Co Ltd

Beijing Outlines 17 Measures to Revive Industrial Sectors

Yesterday, three Chinese government agencies outlined 17 measures for different sectors and regions to "revive"

Think Tank Paper Explores Chinese Financial Moves in Portugal, Emergence of "CCP Inc."

A new think tank paper looks at how the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been

Consultant's Report Discusses Chinese Circumvention of AD/CVD

A new economic study of circumvention of trade remedies shows that China is a leading

Confusion over Australian Statements on Taiwan CPTPP Bid Seems To Be Resolved

Last week, there was some confusion over Australia's position on Taiwan's CPTPP application when Prime

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WTO & Trade Agreements

China and El Salvador Start Trade Talks

This week, China and El Salvador announced that they will start the negotiations for a trade agreement. This will be the fourth set of trade talks between a Latin American

Chinese Anti-Dumping Measures, Anti-Dumping Measures against China Discussed at WTO Meeting

At the WTO's Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices meeting on April 27, 2022, Japan raised concerns about Chinese anti-dumping measures on Japanese steel; and China raised concerns about U.S., EU,

At WTO Meetings, Governments Raise Subsidy Issues Related to Overcapacity, Transparency; Chinese Nominee to Subsidy Position Blocked

At meetings of the WTO's Committee on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures in April, a number of issues related to Chinese subsidies and state-owned enterprises were discussed; China raised concerns about

U.S. Raises Questions on China's State-Trading Enterprise Notification at WTO

At a WTO meeting earlier this year, the United States continued its push for transparency in China's trade practices by pressing for more information on China's state-trading enterprises.



Chinese Laws & Cases

China Allows More Food Imports from Pakistan and Belarus

In November, China issued regulatory requirements that will allow imports of cherries from Pakistan and wheat flour from Belarus, in addition to other food products from these countries.

Beijing Outlines 17 Measures to Revive Industrial Sectors

Yesterday, three Chinese government agencies outlined 17 measures for different sectors and regions to "revive" the industrial sector of the economy, including the use of government funds to expand investment,

China Sets out Regulatory Requirements for Fresh Avocado from Tanzania

China's Customs recently published the regulatory requirements for fresh avocado from Tanzania, a follow-up on a previous meeting between the leaders of the two countries when they vowed to increase

China Allows New Food Imports from Vietnam

China is allowing imports of bananas, bird's nests, and sweet potatoes from Vietnam. The news came after a meeting between the leaders of both nations earlier this month, when they

Foreign Laws & Cases

BYD Raises Concerns with U.S. Electric Vehicle Tax Credit Conditions, Pushes for Flexible Interpretation

Under the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) signed into law this year, tax credits are available for purchases of electric vehicles, but they are subject to various conditions related

UFLPA Implementation Update: Republicans Push Back against Business Proposals on Implementation; Solar Producer Asks for Clarity

As implementation of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) continues, last week there were two new developments: Two Republican members of Congress pushed back against reported proposals for UFLPA

U.S. Appeals Court Rules on China-Linked Arbitration Claim

In a U.S. appeals court opinion last week, a panel of judges vacated a lower court decision on a dispute between a Chinese manufacturer and its U.S. distributor

UK Government Sued on Xinjiang Forced/Prison Labor Imports

In a hearing before Britain’s High Court this week, a Uyghur rights group argued that the British government has failed to investigate the importation of cotton produced with forced

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