This past week, CTM covered the following issues.
In China-U.S. relations:
- Business surveys show pessimism among Chinese and U.S. companies for bilateral trade and investment.
- Chinese and U.S. regulators announced a deal on audit cooperation.
- Authorization was granted for additional imports from Brazil.
- A Chinese official talked about cooperation on energy, agriculture and other areas with the Philippines.
- New Chinese guidelines on security reviews for data outflows were released.
In the U.S.:
- Export restrictions were imposed on a Belgian company attempting to sell sensitive technology to Chinese entities.
- Approval was granted for an acquisition of a U.S.-based semiconductor IP developer.
- The USITC released a report that touches on various China trade issues.
- USTR is soliciting comments on its review of China's WTO compliance.
- A federal judge allowed most claims in Hytera's antitrust lawsuit against Motorola to go forward.
In the rest of the world:
- Prospects for Chinese mining of lithium in Mexico and Afghanistan.
- An Australian Senator pressed Didi on privacy issues.
- A WTO dispute brought by Canada against Chinese restrictions on canola seeds has been suspended; a WTO panel hearing Australia's complaint about Chinese wine tariffs announced the timing of the issuance of its report.