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Trade Official: China Supports WTO Agricultural and Fishery Talks, E-Commerce Duty Moratorium, and DS Mechanism

On the sideline of the 13th Ministerial Conference of the WTO, China's Minister of Commerce Wang Wentao met with the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) regarding China's agenda at the WTO, as well as

USTR Issues 22nd Report on China's WTO Compliance

Last Friday, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued its 22nd report

Reactions to Volkswagen Labor Rights Story

As a follow-up to a recent piece on Volkswagen products being caught up by the

CTM Weekly Newsletter

This past week, CTM covered the following issues. In China: * Foreign Minister remarks at Munich

China and Honduras Sign Early Harvest Agreement

China and Honduras recently signed an early harvest agreement as their trade talks on a

Biden Administration Announces Port Cybersecurity Actions

In an Executive Order issued yesterday, the Biden administration announced a series of actions to

Chinese Solar Company Files Complaint against U.S. Customs Withhold Release Order

Hoshine Silicon (Jia Xing) Industry Co., Ltd. filed a complaint at the U.S. Court

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WTO & Trade Agreements

Trade Official: China Supports WTO Agricultural and Fishery Talks, E-Commerce Duty Moratorium, and DS Mechanism

On the sideline of the 13th Ministerial Conference of the WTO, China's Minister of Commerce Wang Wentao met with the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) regarding

USTR Issues 22nd Report on China's WTO Compliance

Last Friday, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued its 22nd report on China's compliance with "commitments made in connection with its accession to

China and Honduras Sign Early Harvest Agreement

China and Honduras recently signed an early harvest agreement as their trade talks on a free trade agreement (FTA) continue. A key part of the agreement covers Honduran shrimp.

WTO Meeting Discusses Chinese Anti-Dumping Practices, Chinese Concerns with Others' Practices

At the meeting of the WTO's Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices on October 26, 2023, for which the meeting minutes were recently circulated, Japan raised concerns about Chinese anti-dumping



Chinese Laws & Cases

China Lifts Spanish Beef Embargo

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi recently announced that China will lift a two-decade long ban on Spanish beef, while calling for China and Spain to work together to provide a

Beijing to Encourage New Energy Vehicle Trade

Last week, Beijing issued a document outlining measures to support the sale of new energy vehicles in international markets, focusing on seven areas: international operation, logistics, financial support, trade promotion,

Punitive Penalties Granted in CHARLES & KEITH Trademark Infringement

Chinese courts recently granted punitive penalties of four times the amount of damages in a trademark infringement case involving Singaporean fashion brand CHARLES & KEITH. This is one of the

New Chinese SPS Requirements for Food Imports in January

In January, China's General Administration of Customs (GACC) published sanitary requirements for food products from Brunei, Belgium, and Russia.

Foreign Laws & Cases

Chinese Solar Company Files Complaint against U.S. Customs Withhold Release Order

Hoshine Silicon (Jia Xing) Industry Co., Ltd. filed a complaint at the U.S. Court of International Trade against various U.S. government entities and officials, including the Department of

U.S. Appeals Court Blocks Florida Real Estate Law Restricting Purchases by Chinese

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a preliminary injunction against enforcement of a Florida law restricting real estate purchases by Chinese citizens. A hearing on the merits of

European Commission Investigating Subsidies to Chinese Train Manufacturer

On Friday, the European Commission announced the first ever in-depth investigation under its new Foreign Subsidies Regulation, targeting CRRC Qingdao Sifang Locomotive Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of CRRC Corporation, a

Hesai Plans Lawsuit against Inclusion on Defense Department Blacklist

Hesai Technology, an electronics company headquartered in Shanghai, has said it will bring a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Defense in order to get itself taken off a

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