This past week, CTM covered the following issues.
- Imports of pineapples from Indonesia and soybean meal from Zambia were authorized.
- Loans to African countries were forgiven; a new loan for Huawei to build communications towers in the Solomon Islands was announced.
- The lists of demonstration and pilot cities for intellectual property rights protection were updated.
In the U.S.:
- Legislation was introduced to restrict Chinese investment in agricultural land and businesses.
- Exclusions of Chinese companies from government purchases of electric vehicles.
- Seven Chinese entities were added to a Commerce Department blacklist.
In other parts of the world:
- A UK order that prevents the acquisition of a UK electronic design firm by a Hong Kong company, on the basis that it "is necessary and proportionate to mitigate the risk to national security."
- At the WTO, an SPS Committee meeting discussion of SPS measures imposed by China or imposed by other Members against Chinese goods.
- China submitted its report to the WTO on recent anti-dumping actions.
- Papers/articles on Chinese economic coercion and the Chinese sanctions regime.