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CFIUS Reform Bill (FIRRMA) Expands U.S. Foreign Investment Review Process

After passage with overwhelming bipartisan support, on August 13, 2018 President Trump signed the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA) into law. The new law reforms and expands the foreign investment review process of the Department of the Treasury’s Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS or the Committee), an inter-agency committee … Continue Reading

Recent Measures Highlight Critical U.S. Sanctions and Export Controls Considerations for Chinese Companies

In recent months, the United States has implemented a number of high profile trade-related sanctions measures. While the new U.S. tariffs imposed on a variety of Chinese goods have received much attention in the media, the United States has also subjected Chinese companies to fines and other penalties for alleged violations of separate U.S. sanctions … Continue Reading

USTR Publishes List of Section 301 Tariffs on Certain Goods from China

On April 3, 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) published a list of products imported from China on which it recommended imposing 25 percent tariffs, in addition to any other existing tariffs on those goods. USTR issued this list in the context of an investigation conducted under section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, … 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

China Announces New Rules for Rare Earth Minerals

China has announced new rules for rare earth mineral producers, that became effective July 26, which may lead to a reduction in Chinese rare earth mineral production as much as 20%.  The new rules place minimum production requirements on certain types of rare earth mining, and also impose more stringent environmental protections on mining activities.  It is … Continue Reading