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Japan Legal Update - Volume 27 | July 2017

by Jones Day on

On June 7, 2017, Japan signed the "Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty-Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting" ("MLI"). The MLI is a part of the OECD/G20 base erosion and profit-shifting...more

ITC Opens Section 201 Investigation of Imported Solar Cells

On May 23, 2017, the US International Trade Commission (ITC) initiated an investigation in response to Suniva Inc.’s recent petition under Section 201 of the Trade Act of 1974. As noted in our alert earlier this week, Suniva...more

Getting the Deal Through: Gas Regulation 2017

by Dentons on

Two of our lawyers recently co-authored the Global Overview of Getting the Deal Through: Gas Regulation 2017. Dentons' lawyers also authored the Mexico and United Kingdom chapters. This publication provides expert local...more

State aid: The European Commission approves support measures for renewable energy in France

by White & Case LLP on

On 17 August 2015, the French Parliament enacted the "Law on energy transition and on green growth" in order to bring the French renewable energy support model in line with the Commission's 2014 Guidelines on State Aid for...more

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 268-leadership lessons from Brexit

by Thomas Fox on

In this episode, Richard Lummis and I visit on the leadership failures and lessons to be learned from the Brexit vote and its aftermath. ...more

Food Industry Outlook for 2015

by McGuireWoods LLP on

For 2015, the food and beverage industry will experience governmental attention on a number of fronts. Given the Department of Justice’s recent success in prosecuting food manufacturing executives on criminal charges, the...more

Analysis: Vote is "Affirmative" in USITC's Final Determination of Injury to U.S. Solar Cell Industry from Imports of CSVP Solar...

by Stoel Rives LLP on

By a vote held on January 21, 2015, the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) made an affirmative final determination of “material injury” to the U.S. solar cell manufacturing industry due to low-priced Crystalline...more

Trade & Manufacturing - January 2015

by King & Spalding on

In This Issue: - Trade-Related Energy Issues at Forefront of Political Debate in 2015 - Customs and Border Protection Issues Update of Enforcement Activities Related to Trade Orders - News of...more

Department of Commerce Proposes New Solar Tariff on Chinese Panels

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

On January 2, 2015, the Department of Commerce (“DOC”) announced its preliminary decision regarding Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled into Modules, from the People’s Republic of China (“Chinese...more

Department of Commerce Reaches Affirmative Determinations on Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products from China and...

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

On December 16, 2014, the Department of Commerce (“DOC”) reached affirmative final antidumping determinations relating to Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products from the People’s Republic of China (“China”) and...more

Solar Installer Alert: US Dept. of Commerce Issues Affirmative Final Determinations in Chinese and Taiwanese Solar CSPV Products...

by Stoel Rives LLP on

On December 16, 2014, the U.S. International Trade Administration (ITA, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce) issued Affirmative Final Determinations in the alleged unfair subsidy investigation against Crystalline Silicon...more

Russian Legislation Update

by White & Case LLP on

In This Issue: - Currency Control - Banking - Patronage of Arts - Environment - Employment/Foreign Citizens - Excerpt from Patronage of Arts: On 4 November 2014 the President signed Federal...more

United States Claims Victory As WTO Appellate Body Issues Report In Dispute Over China's Rare Earth Export Restraints

by King & Spalding on

On August 7, 2014, the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body upheld a March 2014 Panel decision regarding China's export restrictions on rare earth materials including tungsten, molybdenum, and other rare earth...more

ML Strategies’ Energy & Environment Update: July 2014 #4

For several years, solar arrays utilizing silicon photovoltaics have been central to driving the exponential growth of installed domestic solar capacity. However, an ongoing trade war spanning three continents and impacting...more

Solar Installer Alert: New Countervailing Duties on Imports of Chinese Solar Products Take Effect June 10, 2014

by Stoel Rives LLP on

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

Solar Installer Alert: In Preliminary Determination, U.S. Commerce Department Imposes Countervailing Duties on Chinese Solar...

by Stoel Rives LLP on

Late on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, the International Trade Administration of the Department of Commerce (ITA) released a Fact Sheet announcing an affirmative preliminary determination in the countervailing duty case against...more

Solar Installer Alert: ITA Delays Trade Case Decision on Chinese Solar Modules | ITC's U.S. Solar Industry Injury Investigation...

by Stoel Rives LLP on

The U.S. International Trade Administration (ITA) has postponed its countervailing duty determination by about two months, leaving the solar industry hanging for a while longer....more

News Of Note - March 2014

by King & Spalding on

Court Of Appeals Affirms Decision Imposing Duties On Chinese Magnesium Exporter That Lied To The Commerce Department – Cole Pfeiffer and Joshua Snead – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit last month affirmed a...more

U.S. International Trade Commission Issues Preliminary Determination of Injury to US Solar Cell Industry from Imports of Certain...

by Stoel Rives LLP on

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

China Announces Final Determinations in Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations into Solar-Grade Polysilicon from Korea...

by White & Case LLP on

On January 20, 2014, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) published Notice No. 5 [2014], imposing definitive antidumping (AD) duties on imports of solar-grade polysilicon from Korea and the United States. On the same...more

Trade War Continues – China Hits U.S. Solar Material Suppliers with Final Anti-Dumping and Anti-Subsidy Duties

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

In a move viewed by many as retaliation against the U.S. for the anti-dumping and countervailing duties assessed by the U.S. against Chinese solar panels, China recently finalized its anti-dumping duties on imports into China...more

SolarWorld Files New Anti-Dumping and Anti-Subsidy Cases against China and Taiwan Solar Cells

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

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

EU/China Solar Settlement Becomes Effective

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

Solar Power in Europe: EU imposes anti-dumping tariffs on Chinese imports

by Reed Smith on

We commented in a previous alert that the European Commission had launched an investigation into "dumping" of solar panels in the European market by Chinese companies. Yesterday (4 June 2013) it was announced that the...more

Energy Newsletter - March 2013

by King & Spalding on

In This Issue: *REGULATORY: - U.S. Regulatory; EU Regulatory: Cybersecurity Efforts to Secure Critical Infrastructure including the Energy Sector Advance in the United States and European Union -...more

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