Government Procurement

Total 19 Posts

China Raises U.S. EV/Semiconductor Subsidies at WTO Meeting

At the November 2022 meeting of the WTO's Council for Trade in Goods, for which the minutes were recently circulated, several issues related to trade with China were raised for the first time (including U.S. subsidies on clean energy and semiconductors), and various other previously raised issues were brought

The New Normal of U.S.-China Relations: Complex and Varied State Laws Have A Bigger Role To Play

As the Biden administration and Congress are debating and forming new China-related policies at the federal level, including policies on outbound investment to China and on government procurement, the stances of individual states on trade and investment with China are playing a bigger role these days and deserve greater attention.

UK Parliament Debates Restrictions on Chinese Surveillance Cameras

Last week, the UK's House of Lords discussed an amendment to a procurement bill that would further exclude Chinese-made surveillance technology from the supply chain.

UK Parliament Debates Electric Bus Manufacturing, Competition with China

At the UK parliament last week, there was a discussion of the importance of electric bus manufacturing in the United Kingdom, during which concerns were expressed that Chinese electric buses were a threat to UK bus manufacturers.

Biden Administration Official Discusses Chinese Scanners at Mexico Border

At a think tank event yesterday, Assistant Secretary of State Todd Robinson discussed Chinese scanning equipment being used in operations at the Mexico-U.S. border, and emphasized the Biden administration's security and economic concerns with such a practice.

Think Tank Study Looks at U.S. Federal/State Purchases of Chinese Equipment

A new report from a Washington D.C.-based think tank examines federal and state procurement of tech equipment, and concludes that state-level purchases of Chinese equipment are a significant problem, and that better coordination of federal and state policies is needed to address it.

Coverage of State Bans on Chinese Government-Linked Firms in Public Procurement May Be Broader Than Anticipated

We reported last month that some states in the United States have adopted rules that prohibit state government purchases from companies owned or operated by the Chinese government. The potential scope of the companies covered by this restriction is unclear at this point, but some experts have put forward broad
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