Foreign Legislation

Total 57 Posts

The EU's New International Procurement Instrument and Its Impact on China

The EU's new International Procurement Instrument (IPI) was signed on June 23, 2022 and published on June 30, 2022. It enters into force on August 29, 2022. In general terms, the IPI "introduces measures limiting non-EU companies’ access to the open EU public procurement market if their governments do not

U.S. Defense Bill Provision Would Ban Chinese Goods in Commissaries; White House Opposes

A provision in the current version of the U.S. House of Representatives annual defense bill would ban all Chinese goods from U.S. military stores. The White House has announced its opposition to the provision.

Restricting Financial Transactions in the Xinjiang Region

On June 9, a bipartisan bill was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that would restrict banks from doing business with entities operating in Xinjiang and other regions where human rights abuses occur.

U.S. Senators Introduce Legislation To Prevent Personal Information Going To "High-Risk" Countries

Five U.S. Senators have introduced bipartisan legislation "to create new protections against Americans’ sensitive personal information being sold or transferred to high-risk foreign countries," a category which is certain to include China.

Proposed Legislation Would Promote More Funding for U.S. Indo-Pacific Strategy

Two members of Congress have introduced bipartisan legislation designed "to strengthen United States diplomatic and aid presence in the Indo-Pacific" in order to counter the influence of China in the region.

New Senate Bill Calls for Enhanced Development and Economic Cooperation between U.S. and Taiwan, Adds Sanctions on China

A new bipartisan U.S. Senate bill would promote the U.S. defense of Taiwan, as well as enhancing trade ties between the United States and Taiwan and establishing sanctions for hostile Chinese actions towards Taiwan.

U.S. Legislation Introduced in House to End Reliance on China for Rare-Earth Elements

Last week, two members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced bipartisan legislation that "seeks to decrease America’s reliance on the Chinese Communist Party for rare-earth supplies and would enhance the Department of Defense’s rare-earth element reserves."
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