This past week, CTM covered the following issues.
- Chinese antitrust penalties and acquisition approvals;
- final rules on data transfers;
- the launch of an FTA negotiation with Nicaragua;
- eased rules on the import of food products related to COVID concerns;
- a Chinese company's planned purchase of a lithium miner in Argentina.
In the United States:
- U.S. concerns about Dutch exports to China related to semiconductors;
- Biden administration criticism of Chinese coercive influence and theft of U.S. technology;
- a Commerce Department finding on currency undervaluation in relation to a countervailable subsidy in an administrative review;
- an International Trade Commission report on the economic impact of foreign censorship, including in China;
- a Congress-Executive Branch discussion of the World Bank and China;
- Congressional pressure on enforcing the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act and on TikTok data issues.
Rest of the world:
- TikTok data issues in Australia;
- a UK trade remedies decision to withdraw a measure imposed on Chinese steel;
- a UK Parliament discussion of development aid to China;
- an EU official talking about U.S.-EU views of trade policy towards China;
- India adding new restrictions on Huawei and ZTE.