Human Rights

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Final U.S. AD/CVD Rules Allow Targeting of Inaction on Property, IP, Labor, Environment, Human Rights

Under a final rule published today, the U.S. Commerce Department will take into account "nonexistent, weak, or ineffective property (including intellectual property), human rights, labor, and environmental protections" in various ways as part of its anti-dumping/countervailing duty calculations. Chinese products are likely to be targeted here,

U.S. Commerce Department Considering AD/CVD Rule Changes for Inaction on IP, Labor, Environment, Human Rights

The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) has announced proposed rule changes that would take into account "inaction" by foreign governments in a number of policy areas as part of the calculation of anti-dumping and countervailing duties.

Canadian Office Investigates Companies' Uyghur Ties

The Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE) is taking action to investigate Nike Canada Corp. and Dynasty Gold Corp. for allegedly using forced Uyghur labor in their supply chains and operations, after the companies declined to enter into mediation over the complaints.

U.S. Government Commission Holds Hearing on China Trade/Rights Issues

At a hearing today entitled Corporate Complicity: Subsidizing the PRC's Human Rights Violations, the Congressional Executive Commission on China discussed a number of trade/labor/human rights issues with Robert Silvers of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, including the de minimis loophole, trans-shipment, and the forced

UK Commits To Remove Chinese Surveillance Equipment

The UK government announced yesterday that it would set a timeline for the removal of surveillance equipment produced by companies subject to China’s National Intelligence Law from sensitive central government sites.

U.S. House CCP Select Committee Calls for Trade/Investment Actions on Xinjiang Products

In a set of recommendations issued last week, the House Select Committee on the Strategic Competition between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party called for several specific Congressional actions to address issues related to production in Xinjiang.

U.S. and Hong Kong/China Continue to Spar on WTO Origin Marking Dispute

At the WTO's DSB meeting last Friday, the U.S., Hong Kong, and China all offered comments on issues underlying the recent WTO panel report that found U.S. origin marking requirements related to products from Hong Kong to be in violation of WTO rules.
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