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USITC Weighs In On Section 337’s Domestic Industry Requirement

On Friday, June 29, the US International Trade Commission (USITC) issued an opinion (in Certain Solid State Storage Drives, Stacked Electronics Components, and Products Containing Same, Inv. No. 337-TA-1097), which expresses the Commission’s view on an important aspect of Section 337’s “domestic industry” requirement. USITC stipulates that investments in non-manufacturing activities, such as engineering and … Continue Reading

CFIUS Filing Cleared: Ultra Electronics Holdings and Sparton Corporation

Status:  Clearance   Acquirer:  Ultra Electronics Holdings plc (England and Wales) Acquired:  Sparton Corporation (US) Value:  Approx. US$234.8 million Industry:  Integrated Circuits; Electronic Engineering; Electronic Manufacturing… Continue Reading

CFIUS Filing Cleared: Zhengzhou Coal Mining Machinery Group Co., Ltd. (China), China Renaissance Capital Investment (China) and Robert Bosch Starter Motors Generators Holding GmbH (Germany)

Status: Clearance   Acquirer: Zhengzhou Coal Mining Machinery Group Co., Ltd. (China); China Renaissance Capital Investment (China) Acquired: Robert Bosch Starter Motors Generators Holding GmbH (Germany) Value: Approximately $595 million Industry: Automotive… Continue Reading

Trade Talk: Week in Review (26 September – 2 October)

The U.S. Congress is in recess until after the 8 November elections. JASTA – Congress Overturns the Veto.  Both chambers of Congress voted last week to override President Obama’s veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA; S. 2040), marking the first time lawmakers have successfully overridden a veto during his eight years … Continue Reading

CFIUS Clearance: Suzhou Dongshan Precision Manufacturing Co., Ltd. and Multi-Fineline Electronix, Inc.

Status:  Clearance   Acquirer:  Suzhou Dongshan Precision Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (China) Acquired:  Multi-Fineline Electronix, Inc. (US) Value:  US$610 million Industry: Printed Circuit Boards   The $610 million acquisition by Suzhou Dongshan Precision Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (“Suzhou”), of Irvine, CA based Multi-Fineline Electronix, Inc. (“MFLX”) was cleared on June 2, 2016 by CFIUS, which issued a … Continue Reading

DDTC Implements New Versions of Export Licensing Forms and “Guidelines for Preparing Agreements”

At the end of March, US Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) issued new versions of export licensing forms used with its DTrade online license application system, including the DSP-5, -6, -61, -62, -73, and -74. DTrade users now are required to use only the newly issued versions of those forms, version 9.2, which are available for download on … Continue Reading

TPP in the Spotlight

Our firm recently became one of two sponsors of Washington International Trade Association (WITA)’s TPP Series. The series aim to convene diverse stakeholders in the TPP game to discuss various aspects of the ambitious agreement over the next few months. The first event launched on November 19 at WITA’s home in the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center in … Continue Reading

October 15 Deadline to Confirm Compliance of Licenses and Approved Agreement for Aircraft, Aircraft Engines and Aircraft Parts and Components

On 15 October 2013, as part of the US Government’s Export Control Reform (ECR), the US Departments of State and Commerce transitioned certain military aircraft, aircraft engines and aircraft parts and components from the United States Munitions List (USML) of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to the Commerce Control List (CCL) of the … Continue Reading
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