Simon Lester

Raimondo Testimony at Senate Budget Hearing Touches on Tariff Evasion through Third Country Production, Auto Data Concerns

At a Senate budget hearing last week, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo discussed how to negotiate with the Chinese government on trade, tariff evasion through Chinese production in third countries, and data gathered by Chinese connected vehicles.

U.S. Commerce Department Initiates AD/CVD Cases against Asian Countries Linked to Chinese Solar Producers

Last week, the U.S. Commerce Department initiated anti-dumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations on silicon photovoltaic cells from Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam, with a focus on Chinese-headquartered companies that are producing in those countries.

EU Court Advocate General Issues Opinion on Cross-Border Subsidies Case

In an opinion issued last week, Advocate General Tamara Ćapeta of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) concluded that the European Commission's treatment of cross-border subsidies in anti-subsidy investigations was consistent with EU law.

Members of Congress Propose Tariffs on Autos, Drones

Last week, a U.S. Senator called for additional tariffs on Chinese automobiles, and members of Congress introduced legislation that would impose tariffs on Chinese drones.

CTM Weekly Newsletter

This past week, CTM covered the following issues. In China: * Russia-China trade * MOFCOM comments on "industrial overcapacity" rhetoric related to green goods * Xi’s visits to Serbia and Hungary In the U.S.: * USTR Section 301 tariff review * Blocked Chinese-linked investment in cryptocurrency mining facility * Biden administration actions

Biden Administration Adds 26 Textile Companies to UFLPA Entity List

The interagency Forced Labor Enforcement Task Force (FLETF) – which is chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and also includes the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and the U.S. Departments of Commerce, Justice, Labor, State, and the Treasury – has voted to add 26 companies

Biden Administration Official Highlights Transshipment through Mexico, Other China Trade Concerns

In a speech yesterday, Lael Brainard, the Biden administration's National Economic Advisor, spoke at a think tank on the topic of "Responding to the Challenges of China’s Industrial Overcapacity."
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