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Trade Talk: Week in Review (5-11 December 2016)

Both chambers of the U.S. Congress recessed last week after passing a Continuing Resolution to fund the U.S. Government until April.  The 114th Congress stands adjourned for the year.  The 115th Congress will convene on Tuesday, 3 January 2017. China – Trump’s Call with Taiwan.  In an interview that aired on Sunday, President-Elect Donald Trump … Continue Reading

CFIUS Clearance: ASML Holding NV and Hermes Microvision, Inc.

Status:  Clearance   Acquirer:  ASML Holding NV (The Netherlands) Acquired:  Hermes Microvision, Inc. (Taiwan) Value:  Approx. NT$100 billion (US$3.1 billion) Industry:  Semiconductors   ASML Holdings NV, a Netherlands company that manufactures “chip-making equipment,” announced on October 26, 2016, that it received all necessary regulatory clearance, including from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United … Continue Reading

Trade Talk: Week in Review (28 November – 4 December 2016)

Iran – Sanctions Measure Advances.  Last week, the Senate passed the Iran Sanctions Extension Act (H.R. 6297) by a vote of 99-0, sending the measure to President Obama’s desk. Members of Congress and Administration officials have said they do not believe renewal of the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) would violate terms of the nuclear agreement … Continue Reading

CFIUS Filing Withdrawn, Deal Abandoned: San’an Optoelectronics and GCS Holdings

Status:   Withdrawn and Abandoned   Acquirer:  San’an Optoelectronics Co., Ltd. (China) Target:  GCS Holdings, Inc. (Caymen Islands) / Global Communications Semiconductors, LLC (California) Value:  US$226 million Industry:  Semiconductors   On August 1, San’an Optoelectronics Co., Ltd., announced that its subsidiary, Xiamen San’an Integrated Circuit Co., Ltd., had agreed with the Taiwan publicly traded company GCS Holdings … Continue Reading
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