National Security

Total 147 Posts

Chinese Associations Question the WTO-Consistency of Japan's New Export Controls

Multiple Chinese trade and industry associations expressed their opposition to new Japanese export control rules over the weekend, calling them "discriminatory" and a violation of WTO rules.

WTO Meeting Addresses Various China-U.S. Trade Issues

At a WTO meeting that was held yesterday and today, several long-standing and new China-U.S. trade conflicts were on the agenda.

Law Review Article Considers Huawei ISDS Complaint against Sweden

A new law review article discusses the Huawei investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) challenge to the Swedish government's decision to ban its products from the 5G network on the basis of national security concerns. The author concludes that "it is likely that the arbitral tribunal will substantially defer to Sweden’s

China Trade Issues Discussed at December 2022 WTO Council for Trade in Services Meeting

At a meeting of the WTO's Council for Trade in Services on December 8, 2022, several trade issues involving China that had been raised previously were on the agenda again.

Canadian Parliament Debates Foreign Investment Screening Bill, China Concerns Prominent

The Canadian Parliament has been debating legislation proposed by the Liberal Trudeau government that would amend Canada's investment screening procedures. During the debate, concerns about China have been raised a number of times by the Conservative opposition party, who are pushing to strengthen the bill in several ways.

Germany Moving Towards Chinese 5G Restrictions

Last week, after years of debate and discussion, Germany began taking steps towards excluding some Chinese products from its telecoms networks, although the process of removing existing products could be challenging.

CFIUS/UK Authorities Approve Chinese Purchase of Pharmaceutical Company

Nine months after reports of a security review by U.S./UK investment screening officials, the acquisition by a company with Chinese links of a U.S./UK pharmaceutical company has been approved by both governments.
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