Foreign Legislation

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U.S. Senator Introduces China PNTR Revocation Bill to Support Taiwan

Senator James Lankford (R-OK) has introduced a bill that would use Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) as leverage to deter Chinese coercion and military aggression against Taiwan.

U.S.-Taiwan Trade Legislation Takes Effect

Yesterday, President Biden signed into law H.R. 4004, the “United States-Taiwan Initiative on 21st-Century Trade First Agreement Implementation Act,” which "approves" the June 1, 2023 trade agreement between the United States and Taiwan, and establishes requirements for consulting with Congress on future trade agreements between the two.

New U.S. Legislation Would Require Scrutiny of Chinese "Greenfield" Investments

Legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate would expand the scope for reviewing Chinese investments in the United States to include all real estate purchases that are for the purpose of establishing a business, and, at least formally, ties this new restriction to the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

U.S. House of Representatives Passes U.S.-Taiwan Trade Deal Legislation

The legislation still needs to be considered by the Senate; legal and political impact unclear.

U.S. Legislation Introduced To Limit De Minimis Rule for China Trade

Members of Congress continue to push back against the current de minimis rules that allow products sold for US$800 or less to avoid duties and certain customs requirements.

Members of Congress Push Legislation on U.S.-Taiwan Trade

Legislation may only have limited impact on Biden administration approach to Taiwan trade.

U.S. Senators Introduce Trade Remedy Bill that Targets China, Including Latest Effort on Transnational Subsidies

Earlier this week, U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Todd Young (R-IN) introduced the Leveling the Playing Field 2.0 Act, which they characterize as "bipartisan legislation to strengthen U.S. trade remedy laws and ensure they remain effective tools to fight back against unfair trade practices and
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