Tag Archives: China

White House Issues Executive Order to Strengthen Cybersecurity at US Ports

On February 21, 2024, the White House issued an executive order implementing various measures to bolster the security of US ports by expanding the US Coast Guard’s authority to regulate maritime cybersecurity, requiring the reporting of cyber incidents and investing in the US port critical infrastructure. With the increasing use of connected systems in the … Continue Reading

Department of Defense Updates Section 1260H Chinese Military Companies List

On January 31, 2024, the Department of Defense (DOD) released an update to the Chinese Military Company (CMC) List in accordance with Section 1260H of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021. DOD added sixteen entities to the 1260H CMC List and removed three previously designated entities that no longer met “some … Continue Reading

Semiconductor and Advanced Computing Export Control Rules Modifying and Reinforcing the Restrictions Initially Released on October 7, 2022

Today, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) released three rules to update the export controls issued on October 7, 2022, for advanced computing semiconductors, semiconductor manufacturing equipment, and items that support supercomputing applications and end-uses. We provide a top-line analysis of each of the following rules in turn: As these interim final … Continue Reading

TRADE ALERT:  New U.S. Action Against Extruded Aluminum Imports

Today, October 4, 2023, the U.S. Aluminum Extruders Coalition and the United Steelworkers (USW) union filed antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions against extruded aluminum imports claimed to be (a) dumped – i.e., sold into the United States at  less than fair normal value prices and (b) government subsidized. The AD petitions cover China, … Continue Reading

TRADE ALERT: New U.S. Action Against Aluminum Lithographic Printing Plates From China and Japan

On September 28, 2023, Eastman Kodak filed antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions against aluminum lithographic printing plates from China claimed to be (a) dumped – i.e., sold into the United States at less than fair normal value prices and (b) government subsidized; and just an antidumping petition against Japan.  Petition available at https://ids.usitc.gov/case/8144/investigation/8462.… Continue Reading

Deal Terminated: Yuhan Optoelectronic Technology Co., Ltd. and Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.

Status:  Unknown; Deal Terminated Acquirer: Yuhan Optoelectronic Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (China) Acquired: Manufacturing facilities located in the People’s Republic of China and certain assets related to the transceiver business and multi-channel optical sub-assembly products of Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (United States) Value: $150 million Industry Tags: Telecommunications; Electronics Design & Manufacturing… Continue Reading

Upcoming/New CFIUS Filing: Paccar Inc.; Cummins, Inc.; Daimler Trucks Group Company; EVE Energy Co., Ltd. – Joint Venture

Status:                  Upcoming/New Filing Acquirer:              Paccar Inc. (U.S.); Cummins Inc. (U.S.); Daimler Trucks Group Company (Germany); EVE Energy Co., Ltd. (China) Acquired:             New joint venture (U.S.) Value:                   $2-3 billion Industry Tags:    Battery and Electronic Component Manufacturing; Electric Vehicles… Continue Reading

U.S. Commerce Secretary’s Meetings in China Reinforce Trade Relations and Deepen Bilateral Discussions

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Raimondo’s recent visit to China in late August was “part of ongoing efforts to deliver on President Biden’s directive following his meeting with President Xi in November 2022 to deepen bilateral discussions.” (Commerce Press Release, Aug. 28, 2023.)  Throughout the meetings, the Commerce Secretary sought to reinforce U.S. economic interests in … Continue Reading

Updates Regarding Exports of Certain Nuclear Items to China and Macau

On October 14, 2023, the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) published in the Federal Register a final rule that amends the Export Administration Regulations, 15 C.F.R. parts 730-774 (“EAR”), “by adding additional nuclear nonproliferation controls on China and Macau.” Changes specifically apply to “items controlled for Nuclear Nonproliferation (NP) column … Continue Reading

Webinar: Recent Development in International Trade New Executive Order on US Outbound Investments in Emerging Technology in China — Issues, Impacts & Challenges – August 22, 2023

On August 9, 2023, US President Joe Biden signed a long-awaited executive order (EO) establishing a framework for outbound US investments in emerging technologies in China. The EO subjects certain investments in semiconductors, quantum technologies, artificial intelligence (AI) and other technologies to new notification procedures or outright prohibition on direct or indirect outbound investments. However, … Continue Reading

U.S. Outbound Investment Restrictions and Notification Requirements Mandated by Executive Order: Currently Limited to Certain Investments in China Tech

On August 9, 2023, U.S. President Joe Biden signed an Executive Order (“EO”) titled “Addressing United States Investments in Certain National Security Technologies and Products in Countries of Concerns,” mandating the establishment of an outbound investment regulatory regime.  The EO mandates that the Treasury Department, in coordination with other agencies, issue regulations to establish a … Continue Reading

U.S. Action Against Pea Protein from China

On July 11, 2023, PURIS Proteins LLC filed antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions against pea protein from China, claimed to be (a) sold into the United States at less than normal value (i.e., at unfairly low prices, that are below cost plus reasonable profit, based on market economy standards) and (b) government subsidized … Continue Reading

CFIUS Determines it Lacks Jurisdiction to Review Chinese Land Acquisition

In 2022, Fufeng USA, a subsidiary of Chinese company Fufeng Group, purchased 370 acres near Grand Forks, North Dakota, with the intention of developing the land to build a plant for wet corn milling and biofermentation,[1] prompting opposition from federal and state politicians.[2] North Dakota Senators, North Dakota’s Governor, and Senator Marco Rubio urged the … Continue Reading

Not a Covered CFIUS Transaction: Fufeng Group Acquisition of Real Property Near Grand Forks, North Dakota

Status:      Not a Covered Transaction Acquirer:            Fufeng Group (China) Acquired:           Real property near Grand Forks, North Dakota Value:                  Approximately $2.6 million                   Industry Tags:    Agri-Industrial; Agriculture… Continue Reading

Trade Alert: US Action Against Certain Paper Shopping Bag Imports

On May 31, 2023, Novolex and union workers filed antidumping duty (AD) petitions against certain paper shopping bags imports claimed to be sold into the US at less than normal value (i.e., at unfairly low prices, such as below cost or home or third-country prices) and requested the imposition of AD import duties of: Offsetting … Continue Reading

CFIUS Clearance: Sino Biopharmaceutical Limited and F-Star Therapeutics, Inc.

Status Tags:        Clearance; Mitigation; Withdraw and Refiled (2d Time); Interim Order; Withdrawn and Refiled Acquirer:            Sino Biopharmaceutical Limited (Hong Kong SAR, China) Acquired:           F-Star Therapeutics, Inc. (United Kingdom; U.S.) Value:                 $161 million   Industry Tags:    Pharmaceutical; Biotechnology; Healthcare… Continue Reading

Trade Alert: New Antidumping (AD) and Countervailing Duty (CVD) Petitions on Certain Tin Mill Products from Canada, China, Germany, Netherlands, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey and the United Kingdom

On January 18, 2023, Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. and the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, filed a petition to impose (a) antidumping (AD) duties on imports of Certain Tin Mill Products from Canada, China, Germany, Netherlands, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey and the United Kingdom; and, (b) countervailing … Continue Reading

BIS Amends EAR to Apply Recent Advanced Computer and Semiconductor Export Controls to Macau

On January 18, 2023, the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published in the Federal Register an Interim Final Rule, 88 Fed. Reg. 2821, amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 CFR Parts 730-774) by adding Macau to the recent controls implemented on certain advanced computing and semiconductor manufacturing items destined for … Continue Reading

Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act: U.S. House and Senate Reach Agreement

On December 14, 2021, lawmakers in the House and Senate announced that they had reached an agreement on compromise language for a bill known as the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act or “UFLPA.”  Different versions of this measure passed the House and the Senate earlier this year, but lawmakers and Congressional staff have been working to reconcile … Continue Reading
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