COVID

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Chinese Officials Strive to Stabilize Foreign Investment, But Can They?

Chinese officials are making an effort to stabilize major foreign investments in the nation, but some key obstacles and challenges for foreign investors, as illustrated by recent comments from European and American business groups and experts, seem unlikely to be resolved in the near future.

China Drops Some COVID-Related Import Measures

China's Customs agency and health authorities recently announced that they will lift COVID test requirements on some imports and abolish the practice of emergency import suspension when goods have tested positive for COVID. This change addresses an issue that trading partners, including the United States, have complained about in the
WTO

U.S. Reiterates Concerns over Chinese Covid and Overseas Food Regulation Measures

In recent submissions at a WTO Committee, the United States has reiterated some of its previously raised concerns about specific Chinese food regulations.

Chinese Premier Stresses Importance of Trade amidst Government Policies to Facilitate Trade and Supply Chain

During a nation-wide teleconference designed to stabilize the economy, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang emphasized the importance of supporting and enhancing foreign trade and investment. His statements came alongside some new government measures that aim to stabilize and boost foreign trade.

Beijing Outlines Measures to Stabilize Supply Chains, Creating Company White List; Shanghai Is First to Test

During a recent virtual meeting, Chinese Vice Premier Liu He announced multiple measures to stabilize domestic supply chains. This is the most recent effort by the Chinese central government to ensure economic growth, as many cities in China are under some level of lockdown. While the implementation measures remain to

Beijing Issues Documents on Logistics as Lockdown Affects Supply Chain

As COVID spreads quickly in China, many cities have imposed stringent measures to contain the outbreak. With disruptions to supply chains continuing to grow, Beijing recently issued documents to ensure smooth logistics and transportation.
WTO

U.S. Reiterates Concerns at WTO about China's Actions Related to COVID Affecting Trade in Food and Agricultural Products

As we previously reported here, here, and here, the United States has expressed concerns about China's actions related to COVID-19 that affect trade in food and agricultural products. At the WTO SPS Committee meeting held on March 23-25, 2022, the United States raised the issue again, and in response to
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