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GOP Members of Congress Call On Biden Administration To Crack Down On Sharing Critical U.S. Technology With China

The Republican-led China Task Force in the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo calling for a crack down on sharing critical U.S. technology with China, and in particular for enforcement of U.S. export control laws to be tightened. The China Task

House Foreign Affairs Committee Releases Data on Export License Decisions Related to Huawei and SMIC

The Foreign Affairs Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives decided to disclose aggregated data from the Commerce Department on licensing decisions for possible sales to Chinese telecoms company Huawei and semiconductor company SMIC for the six month period from November 2020 to April 2021. These companies are on

Review of Solar CVD Looks At Chinese Currency Undervaluation

In an administrative review for a U.S. countervailing duty order for imports of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells from China during 2019, the petitioners in the case alleged that Chinese currency undervaluation in this period constitutes a countervailable subsidy. The Department of Commerce (DOC) asked the Treasury Department for input

New Calls by Republicans to Add Huawei Spin-off Honor to Entity List

As we reported several weeks ago, the Biden administration is divided over whether to add Chinese smartphone maker Honor Device Co. Ltd. to an export blacklist on the basis of its past connections with Chinese tech company Huawei (the issue also came up at a recent Senate hearing). Now U.

Hong Kong Textile Company Fights Inclusion on "Entity List"

A Hong Kong textile company has gone to U.S. court to challenge its inclusion on the "Entity List" maintained by the U.S. Department of Commerce. While its request for a preliminary injunction was recently rejected by a U.S. judge, the company's complaint will continue as it protests

Commerce Department Initiates Section 232 Investigation on Neodymium Magnets

The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced on Friday that it has initiated an investigation under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 "to determine the effects on U.S. national security from imports of Neodymium-iron-boron (NdFeB) permanent magnets." The press release does not

Solar Importers/Purchasers Respond in AD/CVD Anti-Circumvention Case

Last month, we reported on anti-circumvention ruling requests filed by a group of solar manufacturers called the American Solar Manufacturers Against Chinese Circumvention (A-SMACC) related to AD/CVD orders that had been imposed in December 2012 on photovoltaic cells/modules from China. The requests were related to imports from Malaysia,
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