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WTO Government Procurement Committee Debates Appointment of Taiwanese Delegate as Chair

At a July 16 meeting of the WTO's Committee on Government Procurement, WTO Members that are parties to this Agreement debated the appointment of Ms Liang-Rong Lin of Taiwan -- or the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and

Chinese Telecom Company Challenges Order to Divest Its Canadian Investment

The telecom company China Mobile International (CMI) has filed a legal challenge to a Canadian

Democratic Senators Call for Tightening FTA Rules of Origin To Limit Chinese Imports

Three U.S. Senators -- Robert P. Casey, Jr. (D-PA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Elizabeth

Possible New Section 301 Investigation and China's Response

Last Friday, a number of media reports suggested that the Biden administration was considering opening

China and U.S. Continue Discussion of Waste Import Ban in WTO Import Licensing Committee

In recent years, the United States has raised many fundamental issues related to China's participation

Three U.S. Senators Call For Penalties Against Chinese “Internet of Things” Company

On September 9, U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Rick Scott (R-FL), and Tom Cotton

China Announces Preliminary AD Duties of up to 65.4 Percent on U.S. Chemicals

On September 10, China’s Ministry of Commerce issued its preliminary antidumping decision on certain

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WTO & Trade Agreements

WTO Government Procurement Committee Debates Appointment of Taiwanese Delegate as Chair

At a July 16 meeting of the WTO's Committee on Government Procurement, WTO Members that are parties to this Agreement debated the appointment of Ms Liang-Rong Lin of Taiwan --

WTO Anti-Dumping Committee Meeting Discusses Chinese AD Practices and Chinese Concerns with AD Practices of Other Countries

At the April 28, 2021 meeting of the WTO Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices, a number of issues were raised by China in relation to other Members’ anti-dumping laws and practices,

China Responds to EU Request for Information on Judicial Decisions and Regulations Relating To Patents

Following an EU request for China to provide more information about judicial decisions and regulations related to patents, China has now provided a response. However, it does not seem to

WTO Panel Composed in China - Barley AD/CVD Dispute

Yesterday, the WTO announced that on September 3, the WTO Director-General had composed the panel in the WTO complaint brought by Australia against China's AD/CVD measures on barley (DS598)



Chinese Laws & Cases

Murky Future for Chinese IPOs in the United States

As the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) presses Chinese companies to comply with U.S. requirements when they seek to list on a U.S. stock market, it

MIIT Calls Out 267 Apps That Violated User Rights

In August, China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) listed 267 apps in three batches, including WeChat and several major online streaming apps, that were found to have violated

China Issues Its First Personal Information Protection Law

On August 20, China’s Standing Committee of National People’s Congress passed the nation’s first Personal Information Protection Law (个人信息法) (PIPL) (informal English version here). It is modeled

Shenzhen Issues First Comprehensive Data Rules

On June 29, the Standing Committee of Shenzhen Municipal People’s Congress passed the Data Regulations of Shenzhen Special Economic Zone (hereafter referred to as “the Data Regulations”) (深圳经济特区数据条例, link

Foreign Laws & Cases

Australian Senate Approves Bill Banning Imports of Goods Made with Forced Labor

Last week, the Australian Senate passed a bill – Customs Amendment (Banning Goods Produced By Forced Labour) Bill 2021 – that would ban imports of goods made with forced labor. There are

U.S. Appeals Court Dismisses Antitrust Claim Against Chinese Vitamin C Exporters

In a recent ruling in a long-running litigation saga, on August 10 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit dismissed an antitrust lawsuit against Chinese exporters of

Senate Passes Infrastructure Bill With Requirement for Report on Forced Labor in China in Electric Vehicle Sector

Today the U.S. Senate passed a long-awaited $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, called the "Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act." One provision in this bill is of particular interest for

New SEC Rules Further Curb Chinese Companies’ IPOs

After the recent saga involving Chinese company Didi, which was subject to investigations by Chinese regulatory authorities only a couple of days after going public in the United States, the

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