Simon Lester

Congressional Hearing Raises Concerns about World Bank Contracts Benefiting China

At a recent hearing in the U.S. House of Representatives, members of Congress discussed concerns with the number of World Bank contracts awarded to Chinese companies and with World Bank lending to China, as well as with Chinese lending to developing countries more generally.

Republican Candidate Haley Weighs In on China Trade

The 2024 U.S. presidential race is underway, with several declared Republican candidates actively campaigning. One of these candidates is former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, who also served as UN Ambassador during the Trump administration.

Key Members of Congress Call for Action in Response to China's Micron Ban

Following the Chinese government's May 21 decision to ban its critical information infrastructure operators from purchasing chips made by Micron, two key members of Congress called on the U.S. Commerce Department "to work with Japan and South Korea to ensure their companies do not take market share lost to

CTM Weekly Newsletter

This past week, CTM covered the following issues. In China: * Elon Musk's visit to China * China-U.S. trade officials' meetings * Extension of tariff exclusions on U.S. products * Guideline on using standard contracts to export personal data * Requirements for imports of pet food from Serbia In the U.S.: * AD/

Members of Congress Push Biden Administration on Chinese Chicken Access

In a letter sent last week, Rep. Barry Moore (R-AL), Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) and 41 other members of Congress called on Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai to urge the General Administration of Customs China (GACC) to engage with the U.S. Department of

Chinese Subsidies at Issue in Indonesia-EU WTO Dispute

A recent WTO complaint filed by Indonesia against EU countervailing and anti-dumping duty measures on Indonesian steel imports involves several claims related to subsidies provided by the Chinese government.

U.S. Senate Committee Holds Hearing on "Countering China"

At a hearing today on "Countering China: Advancing U.S. National Security, Economic Security, and Foreign Policy," the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs talked with several Biden administration officials about a wide range of issues, including the export licenses issued by the Commerce Department, Chinese
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