National Security

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U.S. Appeals Two WTO Panel Rulings on National Security Issues Related to China

At Friday's meeting of the WTO's Dispute Settlement Body (DSB), there were discussions of U.S. appeals of panel reports on complaints by Hong Kong and by China, both of which involved a U.S. invocation of national security as a defense.

China Trade Issues at Latest WTO Council for Trade in Services Meeting

At a meeting of the WTO's Council for Trade in Services on October 14, 2022, several trade issues involving China that had been raised previously were on the agenda again.

WTO Panel Rules for Hong Kong in Complaint Against U.S. "Origin Marking" Rules

In a ruling circulated yesterday, a WTO panel sided with Hong Kong in a complaint filed against the United States in October of 2020, finding that U.S. requirements that products from Hong Kong be labelled as originating in China were inconsistent with the GATT and could not be justified

China Finalizes Measures on Data Security in the Industry and Information Technology

A Chinese regulatory agency recently finalized the new rules on data security in the industry and information technology sectors, which will come into force next year. The rules set forth requirements for data classification, data protection and cross-border data flows.

More States Ban TikTok on Government Devices; Congress May Adopt Federal Ban

Three more U.S. states, as well as the U.S. Senate, have now taken action to ban the use of TikTok by government employees.

BIS Adds YMTC and 35 Chinese Companies to the Entity List

The U.S. government added Yangtze Memory Technologies Co., Ltd. (YMTC) and more than 30 other companies to the Entity List, making it nearly impossible for these companies to have access to U.S. technology and products governed under the export control regime.

CFIUS Review Finds that Chinese-Owned North Dakota Corn Mill Project Not Covered, Can Go Forward

A Chinese company's plan to build a corn-milling plant in North Dakota was reviewed by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) due to national security concerns. CFIUS determined earlier this week that the transaction was not covered by the terms of the statute, and the investment
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