Huan Zhu

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Brazil-China Beef Trade Held Up Due to Mad Cow Cases

The Brazilian government is reportedly anxious about renewing its beef trade with China after a suspension of Brazilian exports due to cases of mad cow disease. It seems as though China is taking longer than expected to resolve the issue with its Brazilian counterparts. Brazil is a major source of

China Issues Preliminary Countervailing Duty Ruling on U.S. Polyphenylene Ether

On October 14, China’s Ministry of Commerce issued a preliminary ruling (link in Chinese) in the countervailing duty investigation on polyphenylene ether/polyphenylene oxide (PPO) (聚苯醚) imports from the United States and imposed 17.7% deposits on these U.S. imports. The preliminary ruling is open to public comments

China Revises List of Industries for Which Investment Is Restricted or Prohibited

On October 8, China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and Ministry of Commerce unveiled a draft version (link in Chinese) of a list of industries for which investment (both domestic and foreign) is restricted or prohibited (negative list). The draft negative list is open for public comments until

China Updates Its Trade Data for the First Three Quarters of 2021

China's State Council Information Office hosted a press conference on September 13, during which Chinese customs officials explained China’s trade data for the first three quarters of this year. Overall, China’s trade grew 22.7 percent over the period compared to the same timeframe last year. According to

China Extends Anti-Dumping Duties on U.S. Plastics

On October 12, China’s Ministry of Commerce issued an expiry review determination for the anti-dumping duties currently in effect on Polyamide-6,6 slices/chips originating in the United States. In the determination, No. 29 Announcement (link in Chinese) of 2021, MOFCOM decided to continue to impose anti-dumping duties of

China’s Administrative Decision on Meituan's Anti-Competitive Practices

On October 8, China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) issued an administrative decision (link in Chinese) relating to certain anti-competitive practices by Meituan, a leading online food delivery company. The investigation started in April 2021 and resulted in a finding that Meituan had abused its market dominance. The

China’s Reaction to Recent Statements by U.S. Officials on U.S.-China Trade Relations

As we reported last week, U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai’s recent speech on U.S. trade policy towards China did not reveal many details about the administration’s plans. The absence of new information has contributed to a mixed reaction from Chinese officials, scholars and media. At an
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