Foreign Legislation

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Procurement Bans on Goods, Services from Chinese-Government Linked Companies May Start Proliferating in U.S. States

U.S. state level laws that prohibit purchases from companies owned or operated by the Chinese government may start proliferating, as several states have moved forward with their laws and a national conservative organization is pushing them. An example from earlier this year is legislation enacted in the state of

Florida Governor Takes Actions against Chinese Cyber, Investment Threats

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has announced several actions related to the activities of Chinese companies in Florida, including on data practices and land purchases.
WTO

China Raises WTO Concerns Related to U.S. Electric Vehicle Tax Credit

A spokesperson for China's Ministry of Commerce has raised concerns about the discrimination against foreign products that is part of the electric vehicle tax credits in the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).

Two Months In, What's the Impact of the U.S. UFLPA?

The U.S. Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, which took effect earlier in the summer, imposes legal obligations that some experts have described as "very difficult, sometimes near impossible" to satisfy. Serving as a near embargo on imports of goods sourced from Xinjiang, the law not only affects trade activities

Proposed U.S. Legislation Would Prevent China, Others from Purchasing U.S. Farmland, Farm Businesses

Republicans in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate have proposed legislation that would restrict investment from China, Iran, North Korea and Russia in U.S. agricultural land and businesses.

China Criticizes U.S. CHIPS Act, Questioning WTO-Consistency

As President Biden signed the CHIPS Act of 2022 yesterday, Chinese government officials and trade associations expressed their opposition to specific aspects of the law, calling it an example of "US’s practice of economic coercion" and raising questions as to whether it is consistent with WTO rules. When talking
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