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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

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

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

CFIUS Clearance: Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP and FirstEnergy Transmission, LLC

Status:               Clearance Acquirer:                         Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP (Canada) Acquired:                        FirstEnergy Transmission, LLC (U.S.) Value:                              $2.375 billion Industry Tags:             Energy; Regulated Utilities… 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

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 Expands Reach of its Covered Real Estate Authority with the Addition of Eight New “Military Installations”

On May 5, 2023, the U.S. Department of Treasury, the agency tasked with administering the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), published a Proposed Rule (88 Fed. Reg. 29003) expanding the list of “military installations” that could trigger CFIUS authority over certain real estate transactions in 31 C.F.R. Part 802 (“Part 802”).  … Continue Reading

US Actions on Russia and Russia-related Sanctions

The US has responded to the conflict in Ukraine with the following sanctions measures (listed by date, beginning with most recent). With relevant developments, we will update this post on a weekly basis. The latest developments occurred on April 1 and April 6. Additional jurisdictions we are tracking include: EU, Japan, Republic of Korea and … Continue Reading

Russia-related Sanctions and New US Export Controls – Implications for US Trade Contracts and Negotiations

Our Trade Practitioners recently provided an overview on Russia-related sanctions and newly imposed export controls by the US, and shared insights on how to manage US trade contracts and negotiations via two webinars. Please visit our Learning Center for the webinar recordings and presentation slides.… Continue Reading
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