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US China Trade War Developments - Trade, IP, Antitrust and Securities

There have been major developments in the trade, Chinese Antidumping, 337, litigation, US/Chinese antitrust, and securities areas. TRADE - THE ANTICOMPETITIVE IMPACT OF US ANTIDUMPING LAW IN CHINA AND THE US...more

United States to Participate in New World Trade Organization Trade Negotiation to Lower Tariffs on “Green Goods”

On March 21, the Obama Administration formally notified Congress that it intends to enter into a new plurilateral trade negotiation in the World Trade Organization (WTO) to eliminate tariffs on environmental goods. The...more

WTO Panel Upholds The Application Of U.S. Countervailing Duty Law To Imports From China

On March 27, the World Trade Organization (WTO) released the dispute settlement panel report in the Chinese government’s challenge to U.S.countervailing duty (CVD) law: United States – Countervailing and Anti-Dumping Measures...more

Addressing Public Corruption is Fundamental to Trade Facilitation

With the finalization of a Trade Facilitation Agreement (“TFA”) at the conclusion of the 9th Ministerial Conference in Bali, Indonesia, on December 7, 2013 (see: https://mc9.wto.org/system/files/documents/w8_0.pdf), the World...more

News Of Note - March 2014

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

Africa’s Golden Opportunity To Engage the United States on Trade and Investment at the U.S. - Africa Leaders Summit

On January 21, 2014, the White House announced the first U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, DC to take place on August 5 and 6, 2014. President Obama invited leaders from across the African continent with the aim of...more

United States Challenges India's Domestic Content Requirements

NSM Limitations Pose Danger to U.S. Solar Product Exports - Today, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman announced the United States has requested World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement consultations with...more

China Ends Duties On Cars And Begins Implementing WTO Decision On Chicken Products

Over the past year, many of the United States' disputes with China at the World Trade Organization ("WTO") over China's AD and CVD practices have moved toward resolution in favor of U.S. manufacturers. China recently has...more

Trade & Manufacturing Alert - February 2014

In This Issue: - New Solar Case Filed To Close Enforcement Loopholes - China Ends Duties On Cars And Begins Implementing WTO Decision On Chicken Products - Shale Oil Production Leads To Fractured Debate On Crude...more

China Challenges Numerous U.S. Dumping Determinations

China filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization ("WTO") last month, claiming that the United States had improperly conducted antidumping investigations and administrative reviews related to 13 different products...more

A Successful Conclusion to the WTO Bali Ministerial

The WTO's Ninth Ministerial Conference was held in Bali, Indonesia on December 3-7, 2013. Acceptance of the "Bali Package" was by no means an assured outcome as Geneva-based negotiators were unable to finalize negotiations...more

Trade & Manufacturing Alert - January 2014

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

In Defense of Patenting

Fritz Machlup, an economist, once said that if we didn't have a patent system it would be irresponsible to recommend one, but since we have one, it would be irresponsible to abolish it. An Economic Review of the Patent...more

The New WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

On December 7, 2013, the 159 members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) approved a new Agreement on Trade Facilitation (ATF), which is meant to expedite and streamline the customs processing of imports and exports. The ATF...more

EU Customs Practice Group - November 2013

In This Issue: - EU CUSTOMS POLICY: ..Greek Presidency Customs Priorities ..Customs 2020 ..Mutual Assistance – Regulation 515/97 - TARIFFS: ..Duty Suspensions and Tariff Quotas ..GSP –...more

Successful Strategies For Doing Business In Asia: China

1. What role does the government of China play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment? In the past, foreign investment in China was highly regulated. However, following China’s entry into WTO a decade...more

China Continues To Violate WTO Obligations For Injury Determinations

In rapid succession, the Government of China has lost three cases before the World Trade Organization ("WTO") involving its conduct of injury investigations. The affirmative injury findings involve the disparate products of...more

Trade & Manufacturing Alert - December 2013

In This Issue: - New Trade Agreements Spark Old Divides Over Trade Promotion Authority Renewal - China Continues To Violate WTO Obligations For Injury Determinations - President Obama Expands Select USA -...more

US China Trade War–Developments Trade, Customs, Patents, US/China Antitrust And Securities

There have been some major developments in the trade, Customs fraud, patents, US/Chinese antitrust, and securities areas. I have just returned from a trip of more than 2 weeks in China. While in China, we discussed US...more

EU Customs Practice Group - October 2013

In This Issue: *EU POLICY: - UCC developments *TARIFFS: - Duty Suspensions and Tariff Quotas - GSP- GSP+ Country List - GSP – Temporary Withdrawal - e-Commerce moratorium - WTO waiver...more

Capital Thinking: Agriculture and Food

Legislative Activity - Farm Bill Conference Progress - Last week, farm bill conferees left for the Thanksgiving break without releasing a draft agreement. Despite the break, it seems as if conversations among...more

US China Trade War Developments –Trade, False Claims Act, Patents, US/Chinese Antitrust And Securities

On December 3, 2013, former Congressman Don Bonker of APCO and I will be speaking in Vancouver, Canada at a breakfast conference held by the American Chamber of Commerce on “The Trans-Pacific Partnership Demystified: A...more

A Q&A on Recent Developments Involving China Union Pay

Recently, DWT payments team members Vincent Wang and Norm Page sat down in our Shanghai office to discuss recent developments involving China Union Pay (CUP). Vincent Wang has extensive experience helping U.S. companies and...more

CIS Legal Update - September 2013: New Law Officially Bans Foreign Banks from Opening Branches on the Territory of the Russian...

In keeping with the commitments it made prior to joining the World Trade Organization (WTO) to remove inconsistencies in legislation regulating the Russian banking sector, the Russian Government passed the Federal Law “On...more

US China Trade War–Developments In Trade, Customs, Patents, Antitrust And Securities

There have been some major developments in the trade, solar cells, Customs, 337/patents, antitrust and securities areas. On September 26th there were reports that the United States and China have been negotiating for the past...more

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