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Commerce Department Finds Neodymium Magnet Imports Threaten National Security, But Won't Impose Tariffs

Last week, the Biden administration announced that a U.S. Commerce Department investigation "found that [Neodymium-iron-boron] magnet imports threaten national security," and that President Biden agreed with that determination. The Biden administration said it would take a number of actions to address the threat, but tariffs and quotas are not

Republican Congressman Presses Commerce Department on Huawei Cell Towers

Republican Congressman Mike Flood of Nebraska sent a letter to Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo expressing concern about "the reported use of Huawei hardware in U.S. cell towers" in Nebraska, and particularly that cell towers "within a certain range of military installations such as missile silos and bases, have been

U.S. Treasury Offers Currency Undervaluation Guidance in Solar CVD Case

In a letter to the Commerce Department as part of an annual countervailing duty (CVD) review, the Treasury Department has determined that the Chinese currency was undervalued during the review period, but that this undervaluation was not the result of government action.

Raimondo Spells Out China "Guardrails" on CHIPS Act Funding

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo offered some comments yesterday on the implementation of the CHIPS Act's subsidies to semiconductor companies and how restrictions on investing in China might be applied.

U.S. Government Imposes New Export Restrictions on Advanced Graphics Chips

The U.S. government crackdown on the export of advanced technology to China continues, with new actions on a specific type of semiconductor produced by U.S. chipmakers NVIDIA and AMD.

Commerce Department Suspends Belgian Company's Exports over Sales to Chinese Entities

Yesterday, the U.S. Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security ("BIS"), through its Office of Export Enforcement ("OEE"), suspended the export privileges of a Belgian company and its owner for 180 days for attempting to sell sensitive technology to Chinese entities, in violation of U.S. regulations.

U.S. Commerce Department Adds Seven Chinese Entities to Blacklist

Yesterday, the U.S. Commerce Department, through its Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), added seven Chinese entities to the "Entity List" due to "activities contrary to U.S. national security and foreign policy interests, specifically for acquiring and attempting to acquire U.S.-origin items in support of the
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