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Under U.S. Pressure, Mexico Reduces Steel Imports from China

Last week, President Biden pushed for the tripling of existing Section 301 tariffs on Chinese steel and aluminum, and the White House made clear that part of the plan is to work with Mexico on reducing Chinese products being shipped

EU Starts First Investigation under International Procurement Instrument

Today, the European Commission initiated its first investigation under its International Procurement Instrument (IPI), in

WTO Subsidy Committee Meeting Discusses CVDs, Overcapacity, U.S. Chips Subsidies

At a meeting of the WTO's Committee on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures today,

EU Publishes Official Notices for Solar Procurement Subsidies Investigation

In official notices published yesterday, the European Commission has provided additional details on the Foreign

U.S. Trade Rep. Tai Offers Thoughts on Chinese Overcapacity, Section 301 Tariffs

In a recent CNN interview, U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai offered a number of

MOFCOM Issues Final Anti-Dumping Ruling on Taiwanese Plastics

On April 19, China's Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) issued the final ruling on

UK Deputy Prime Minister's Economic Security Speech Raises China Concerns

Last week, UK Deputy Prime Minister Oliver Dowden gave a speech at Chatham House on

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WTO & Trade Agreements

China and El Salvador Officially Begin Trade Talks

Today, China and El Salvador officially kicked off talks for a bilateral trade agreement.

U.S. Makes WTO Submissions on Two China Agricultural Concerns in SPS Committee

At the March 20-22, 2024 WTO SPS Committee meeting, the U.S. made two statements relating to issues it had previously raised on Chinese measures, on the listing of foreign

China Makes Proposal for Improving WTO Information Technology Agreement

Last week, China submitted a proposal to the WTO related to the expansion of trade in information technology products under the Information Technology Agreement (ITA).

China Pushes for Investment Facilitation Agreement at MC13

Today, Chinese Minister of Commerce Wang Wentao attended meetings at the 13th Ministerial Conference of the WTO (MC13) and made statements regarding the WTO’s priorities, with a focus on

Chinese Laws & Cases

Beijing Opens up Telecom for Foreign Investment

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) announced last week that the government will open up foreign investment in the value-added telecommunication business in some cities as

Beijing Sanctions Two U.S. Firms for Taiwan Arms Sales

Today, China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced sanctions against two U.S. defense industry companies for their arms sales to Taiwan.

China Renews Efforts to Use Domestic Products in Government IT System

Multiple reports revealed that China has ramped up a campaign to phase out foreign products and software in government computers and servers with domestic replacements, a renewed effort in a

New Chinese SPS Announcements for Food Imports in March

Last month, China's Customs started allowing Austrian dairy and pork products to enter the Chinese market. On the other hand, it also suspended imports of some meat products

Foreign Laws & Cases

U.S. Appeals Court Upholds FCC Hikvision/Dahua Video Equipment Ban

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled this week that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) acted properly when it banned video equipment from Chinese companies

New Bills Proposed To Limit U.S. Investment in China

Four new bills have recently been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to limit U.S. investment in China.

Members of Congress Introduce Legislation To Prohibit Defense Department Use of Chinese Tutoring Website

Republican members of the House and Senate have each introduced a bill that would prohibit employees of the U.S. Department of Defense from using the Chinese-owned website

Australia, Canada, UK Consider TikTok Actions

Recent news reports in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom indicate that there is some pressure for a TikTok ban or forced sale along the lines of what is currently

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