EU Parliament Meeting Discusses China Trade, Investment Issues

At a European Parliament International Trade Committee meeting held yesterday and today, members of Parliament discussed various China trade and investment issues with representatives of the European Commission.

Beijing Approves Broadcom Acquisition with Strings Attached

Last week, the Chinese market regulator conditionally approved Broadcom's US$69 billion acquisition of software vendor VMware. The reasoning and conditions are summarized below.

China, Uruguay Sign Deals on Trade and Investment, Agree to Work on FTA

Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou and four ministers finished a state visit to China last week. During the meetings, the two governments signed over 20 deals on the Belt and Road Initiative, trade, and investment.

Chinese-Owned Mining Company Files Investment Claim against Colombia

Various reports indicate that a Chinese-owned mining company operating in Colombia has filed a claim against the government of Colombia, arguing that the government's failure to protect its gold mine operation from violent attacks violates international investment obligations.

WTO Committee Meeting Addresses Chinese Concerns on CBAM, Solar Panels, EV Tariff Issues

At the WTO Committee on Market Access meeting held on April 26-27, 2023, China raised issues related to the EU Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM), Indian restrictions on solar panels, and Türkiye's (formerly known as Turkey) discriminatory tariffs on electric vehicles.

China, Japan, South Korea Want More Cooperation on Trade

The foreign ministers of China, Japan and South Korea met today for the first trilateral meeting since 2019 to advance cooperation in six areas, including economy and trade. The Chinese foreign minister also called for the restart of trilateral trade talks, as its trade with the two neighboring countries is

CTM Weekly Newsletter

This past week, CTM covered the following issues. (This will be a short week due to the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S.) At the international level: * China and U.S. commerce ministers meeting * WTO SPS Committee meeting * Law journal article on China's anti-suit injunction practice In China: * Approval of
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