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Export Controls Action by the U.S. Department of State Relating to H-1B Visa Holder

Between December 2009 and June 2010, a Chinese national and H-1B visa holder working at Microwave Engineering Corporation, a U.S. company located in Massachusetts, (Microwave) was provided with technical data which otherwise would have required a license from the U.S. State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC). Specifically, the technical data to which the … Continue Reading

New Tougher Rules for Chinese Antidumping Cases

A  series of new rules proposed and implemented by the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) makes it tougher for Chinese companies to navigate antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) cases in the United States.  In particular, two of the most recent rules are likely to result in substantially higher AD rates in Chinese cases. 1.  … Continue Reading

U.S.-China Trade Frictions Lead to More U.S. Imports Targeted by China

During the last three years, China has initiated a record number of antidumping and countervailing duty cases against U.S. imports.   The products targeted range from chicken to automobiles to steel and various types of chemical products.  All these cases have a common thread: imports from the United States were relatively small and did not appear … Continue Reading

U.S. Continues to Find Chinese Commercial Banks to be Government Entities

The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) has found illegal subsidies for loans made by Chinese commercial banks.  The rationale was that such commercial banks were in fact “public entities”  under the Chinese system of governance and the use of state-invested enterprises. Under this approach all loans made by commercial banks to Chinese companies are considered … Continue Reading

New Rumored Chinese Antidumping Case Against Polycrystalline Silicone

There have been persistent rumors that China is planning to bring an antidumping duty investigation against imports of polycrystalline silicone from the United States and Korea.  At this point, there is no indication that European Union imports would also be targeted, but that could change if the EU initiates trade remedy proceedings against solar modules/cells … Continue Reading
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