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In This Issue:
- Regulation Authorities
..French Competition Authority
..Securities and Market Authority
..Authority for the Regulation of Electronic Communications
Some U.S. solar equipment manufacturers have lauded the Department of Commerce’s recent decision to impose high tariffs on solar panels imported from China as the end of China’s unfair market advantage; however, from the...more
On July 1, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a petition to hear an appeal by several companies contending that antitrust claims filed against them under state law over alleged manipulation of gas prices during the western...more
In This Issue:
- Quote of the week
- U.S.-China Relations
- Chinese Embassy News
-Excerpt from U.S.-China Relations:
White House Statement on Terrorist Attack in China -
On May 22,...more
The U.S. International Trade Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce (“ITA”) made the preliminary countervailing duty (“CVD”) rates announced last week effective today, June 10, in a published notice, 79 Fed. Reg....more
Two important electrical steel trade cases are advancing after affirmative preliminary determinations by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) and the Department of Commerce (Commerce). The first case involves imports...more
By a vote on February 14, 2014, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) made a preliminary determination of material injury to the U.S. solar cell manufacturing industry due to low-priced Crystalline Silicon...more
On February 14, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“ITC”) voted to go forward with the new antidumping and countervailing duty cases filed on New Year’s Eve by SolarWorld Industries America, Inc., the U.S. solar panel...more
On January 20, 2014, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) published Notice No. 5 , imposing definitive antidumping (AD) duties on imports of solar-grade polysilicon from Korea and the United States. On the same...more
On December 31, 2013, SolarWorld Industries America (SolarWorld), a U.S. manufacturer of solar panels, petitioned the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) for additional tariffs on...more
On December 31, 2013, SolarWorld Industries America Inc. filed petitions with the U.S. government seeking antidumping and countervailing (anti-subsidy) duties on U.S. imports of Chinese and Taiwanese crystalline silicon...more
In This Issue:
- The Sanctions Divide: The White House Pushes to Ease Trade Restrictions on Iran While Congress Contemplates a New Round of Sanctions Legislation
- Energy Industry Helps U.S. Set Exports...more
On December 31, 2013, SolarWorld Industries America Inc. petitioned the Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission to begin antidumping investigations against the People’s Republic of China and Taiwan and a...more
On December 31, 2013, SolarWorld Industries America, Inc. (“SolarWorld”) – the U.S. subsidiary of Germany-based SolarWorld AG – filed petitions for the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties (AD/CVDs) on...more
The South Australian parliament yesterday passed amendments to the National Electricity Law (NEL) and National Gas Law (NGL) to give effect to the policy position of the Standing Council on Energy and Resources (SCER) in...more
On 15 October 2013, the recently elected Federal Government released a Consultation Paper and exposure draft legislation to repeal the carbon pricing mechanism, otherwise known as the Carbon Tax.
A settlement between the European Union (EU) and the Chinese government on the import of photovoltaic solar cells to the EU became effective on August 6, 2013. The settlement resolves a US $27 billion dumping and subsidy...more
A recent article in the Antitrust Law Journal, “A Survey of Evidence Leading to Second Requests at the FTC,” by Darren S. Tucker, an attorney advisor to a FTC Commissioner who reviewed non-public information on the decisions...more
Mining projects require rail and port access to get the resource from the mine to the export market. Owners and users alike are constantly looking for ways to improve the efficiency of the supply chain...more
Joint venture structures are frequently used to undertake large resources projects. A joint venture may be used to both develop a project and sell the output from a project.
Such joint ventures...more
In a recent ruling involving a joint purchase agreement, the Alberta Court of Appeal held that an agreement between competitors in the oil and gas industry to exclusively use one supplier over another did not constitute an...more
On June 6, 2013, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) issued an Order conditionally accepting the New York Independent System Operator, Inc.’s (“NYISO”) proposal to implement buyer-side and supplier-side market...more
Users of open access supply chains frequently seek to collectively negotiate various arrangements between themselves and with the supply chain operator. These negotiations and subsequent agreements often...more
At long last, Glencore has overcome the final regulatory hurdle and secured the approval of China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) to acquire the 66 percent of Xstrata that it does not already own. But not before agreeing to...more
I. Introduction -
Take-or-pay provisions are now fairly common in long-term offtake and supply agreements in the energy sector, a notable example being gas supply agreements.
In essence, take-or-pay provisions...more
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