New Congressional Bill Targets Chinese Economic Coercion

A new bipartisan bill (H.R. 5580) introduced on October 15 in the U.S. House of Representatives by Ami Bera (D-CA) and six co-sponsors would establish an interagency task force "to respond to People’s Republic of China coercive economic measures." The task force will submit a series of

Taiwan Representative Testifies before Australian Parliamentary Committee on Joining CPTPP

On October 12, the Trade Subcommittee of the Australian Parliament's Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade heard testimony from Elliott Charng of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Australia as part of its inquiry on "Expanding Membership of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Two Provisional EU AD Measures Discuss Role of CCP in Company Management

Continuing its trend of looking at the role of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in company management when carrying out the normal value calculation in anti-dumping cases, the European Commission last week issued two decisions adopting provisional measures in which it examined this issue. One case involved imports of certain

China Issues Preliminary Countervailing Duty Ruling on U.S. Polyphenylene Ether

On October 14, China’s Ministry of Commerce issued a preliminary ruling (link in Chinese) in the countervailing duty investigation on polyphenylene ether/polyphenylene oxide (PPO) (聚苯醚) imports from the United States and imposed 17.7% deposits on these U.S. imports. The preliminary ruling is open to public comments

Senator Cotton Calls on U.S. Trade Representative to "Stop China’s Admission to" CPTPP

In a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai dated October 5, Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) called on Tai "to use tools available under the USMCA to stop China’s admission to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)." The letter starts with Cotton saying he is

Republican Senators Keep Pressure on Biden Administration BIS Nominee

Following up on questions he asked Alan Estevez -- the Biden administration's nominee for Under Secretary for Industry and Security at the U.S. Department of Commerce -- about general export control policies relating to China, the Entity List, and the companies Huawei and Honor during the nomination hearing, Senator

U.S. Solar Companies Argue that Chinese Economic Coercion Justifies Keeping Identities Secret in AD/CVD Proceeding

As we described here, on August 16 a group of U.S. companies called the American Solar Manufacturers Against Chinese Circumvention (A-SMACC) filed anti-circumvention petitions related to AD/CVD orders that had been imposed in December 2012 on photovoltaic cells from China. The petitions relate to imports from Malaysia, Thailand,
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