Trade Barrier Investigations

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Beijing Suspends Some ECFA Tariff Benefits

As the result of a recently completed trade barriers investigation, Beijing announced that it would suspend tariff concessions to Taiwan under the Cross-Strait Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA). The scope of the suspension is very limited, although it may serve as an early warning for further restrictions down the road.

MOFCOM Issues Affirmative Finding in Taiwan Trade Barrier Investigation

Last Friday, China's Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) issued the final ruling in the trade barrier investigation against Taiwan, and unsurprisingly found that Taiwan's trade restrictive measures constitute trade barriers. MOFCOM did not, however, discuss what the next steps might be.

Beijing Extends Trade Barrier Investigation Against Taiwan

Today, China's Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) announced that it will extend a trade barrier investigation against Taiwan's import bans for another three months.

Beijing's Trade Barrier Investigation Could Lead To Trade Conflict

The spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, Zhu Fenglian, said last week that her agency supports the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) investigation of Taiwanese trade barriers, with the potential result of the investigation being the suspension of preferential tariff treatment for some Taiwanese imports. In response

MOFCOM Comments on U.S. Outbound Investment Restrictions and Trade Barrier Investigation

At yesterday's press conference, the spokesperson for China's Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) commented on the recent U.S. executive order that restricts outbound investment in China, and provided updates on the ongoing trade barrier investigation against Taiwan and China's export controls on gallium and

China Launches Trade Barrier Investigation Against Taiwan

China's Ministry of Commerce announced today that it will start a trade barrier investigation against Taiwan's long-standing import bans on over 2,000 items from China. This is the third trade barrier investigation that China has launched in its history, and the first case in the

Guest Post: Trade Barrier Investigations in China, by Zhiguo YU

This is a guest post by Zhiguo YU, partner at Zhong Lun Law Firm, fellow of Institute of International Dispute Settlement, Tsinghua University and the Institute of International Economic Law, Georgetown Law Center, and arbitrator of Tianjin Arbitration Commission. 1. INTRODUCTION Trade barrier investigations in China are designed to address
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