Climate Change

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U.S. Senate Hearing on Two Commerce Department Nominees Raises Various U.S.-China Trade Issues

The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing [https://www.finance.senate.gov/hearings/hearing-to-consider-the-nomination-of-lisa-w-wang-of-the-district-of-columbia-to-be-an-assistant-secretary-of-commerce-vice-jeffrey-kessler] today on the nominations of two Commerce Department officials: Maria Louise Lago as Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, and Lisa Wang as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Enforcement and Compliance. The questions from the

Kerry Meeting with Chinese Officials Discusses Climate Change Cooperation and U.S. Import Restrictions on Solar Products

U.S. climate envoy John Kerry was in China last week to meet with Chinese officials on issues related to climate change, in advance of the November UN climate conference. The meetings did not make much progress in this area, however, and China took the opportunity to criticize U.S.

China Calls EU’s Carbon Border Tax Proposal WTO-Inconsistent

The European Commission recently proposed a package of legislative measures to reduce the EU's carbon emissions by at least 55% by 2030, including a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism [https://ec.europa.eu/info/sites/default/files/carbon_border_adjustment_mechanism_0.pdf] (CBAM). This proposal has drawn criticism from Chinese
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