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Push in Washington to Help U.S. Companies Compete in New Space

by Williams Mullen on

Advancements in technology, such as small satellites (commonly known as “smallsats”) and re-usable launch vehicles, have increased the commercial opportunities in space, commonly referred to as “New Space.” These...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Commerce Department data released yesterday showed strong across-the-board consumer spending in April, a nominally good sign but one that pushed bond yields higher and sent most equities lower for the day, snapping an 8-day...more

International Law Bulletin - Vol. 22, No. 4

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND TRADE Dispute Resolution - WTO: The World Trade Organization (WTO) rejected the request of Canada to dismiss the Brazilian dispute over the alleged use by Canada of more than $3 billion in...more

Trade & Manufacturing - May 2018

by King & Spalding on

Commerce Department Imposes Strict Export Denial Order On ZTE - On April 15, 2018, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) imposed a seven-year Denial Order (Order) against Zhongxing...more

ZTE Denial Order: Growing Tensions between the U.S. and China’s Economic Actions and Policies

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Use of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s ability to block U.S. export activities may have significant consequences for one of China’s largest telecom equipment producers....more

Commerce Department Imposes Strict Export Denial Order On ZTE

by King & Spalding on

On April 15, 2018, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) imposed a seven-year Denial Order (Order) against Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation and ZTE Kangxun...more

ZTE Trade Controls Denial Order – Four Crucial Points

On April 15, 2018, the U.S. Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security ("BIS") imposed a "denial order" against Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation ("ZTE Corporation") and ZTE Kangxun...more

Maryland Legislature Passes Cybersecurity Legislation – Certain Tech Companies Win Big!

by Pessin Katz Law, P.A. on

With the passage of Senate Bill 228, Maryland is poised to start awarding tax credits to both investors in and purchasers of cyber related goods and services from Maryland cyber companies. Before diving in, investors and...more

Lying and Accountability: ZTE Pays the Price

by Michael Volkov on

Despite our political dialogue and the often-heard charges of fake news and lying, telling the truth still matters in a variety of contexts. For example, Special Counsel Mueller has made various characters in the Russia...more

Fed. Circuit Reverses ITC On Substantial Transformation For AD And CVD Goods

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

In a recent decision, the Federal Circuit reversed a holding by the US Court of International Trade (“ITC”) and held that the US Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) should perform a substantial transformation analysis to...more

BEA’s BE-12 Benchmark Survey of Foreign Direct Investments in the United States: Implications for US Asset Managers

by Dechert LLP on

Financial services providers that are subsidiaries of a non-U.S. parent (or that have received substantial direct investment from abroad) should evaluate whether they are required to file the Benchmark Survey of Foreign...more

U.S. Commerce Department Rescinds Export Privileges For China’s ZTE

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

On April 15, 2018, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) issued a denial order against ZTE Corporation and ZTE Kangxun Telecommunications Ltd. (collectively “ZTE”), effectively banning U.S....more

Denial of Export Privileges for ZTE

• The United States Department of Commerce announced the denial of export privileges against Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation and ZTE Kangxun Telecommunications Ltd. (collectively, ZTE) on April 16, 2018....more

ZTE Corporation Sanctioned Again—Prohibitions on Transactions Involving U.S.-Origin Items Effective Immediately

On April 15, 2018, Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation (ZTE Corporation) and ZTE Kangxun Telecommunications Ltd. (ZTE Kangxun) (collectively "ZTE") were added to the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of...more

BIS Activates Export Denial Against Chinese Telecom Titan ZTE

by BakerHostetler on

Pursuant to a denial order issued by the U.S. government on April 15, 2018 (the “Order”), U.S. persons and foreign companies purchasing U.S. items can no longer export or re-export U.S.-origin products to ZTE, facilitate...more

U.S. Imposes Blanket Denial of Exports to Chinese Telecom Giant ZTE

by Goodwin on

On Monday, April 16, 2018, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security imposed a blanket denial of virtually all exports from the United States to Chinese telecom giant ZTE....more

Vietnamese Fish Producers Challenge Antidumping Duty Rates

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

In an earlier post, we examined the U.S. Court of International Trade’s (CIT) opinion in which it sustained the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (“Commerce”) shift of position on antidumping duties for frozen fish fillets from...more

May 31 Is a Mandatory Filing Deadline For a Report to the U.S. Government No One Knows About. Welcome to Form BE-12.

by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. on

For a U.S. business enterprise that has or recently had 10% foreign ownership, May 31, 2018 is an important filing date. That Thursday is the general reporting deadline for submitting to the U.S. Department of Commerce,...more

USTR Releases Proposed List of Chinese Products to Be Subject to Section 301 Tariffs

by WilmerHale on

On April 3, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released a list of proposed products that may be subjected to additional tariffs of 25 percent ad valorem, in accordance with President Trump's March 22...more

New Exclusions Process Opens Up Potential Relief from Section 232 Steel and Aluminum Tariffs for Automotive Companies

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

On March 23, automotive companies that rely on imported steel and aluminum were confronted with new special tariffs of 25 percent on all imports of steel and tariffs of 10 percent on all imports of aluminum, with temporary...more

New Trade Case on Imports of Steel Wheels from China

by Clark Hill PLC on

A new US antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) case was filed on March 26, 2018 by Accuride Corporation and Maxion Wheels Acron LLC (petitioners) against imports of Certain Steel Wheels from China. This is a...more

Steel/Aluminum Tariffs Exemptions Clarified

In off the record comments on March 28, 2018, an official of the Dept. of Commerce provided some clarification as to how the product exemption process will work relative to steel and aluminum tariffs. Of course, the starting...more

New Trade Case on Imports of Glycine from China, India, Japan and Thailand

by Clark Hill PLC on

New US antidumping (AD) and countervailing (CVD) duty investigations were filed on March 27, 2018 by GEO Specialty Chemicals, Inc., and Chattam Chemicals, Inc., (petitioners) against imports of glycine from China, India,...more

White & Case WTO Report: US – Countervailing Measures (China) (Article 21.5 – China)

by White & Case LLP on

Decision: A WTO compliance panel has handed down a mixed ruling in China’s challenge to countervailing duties imposed by the U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC)....more

The Nuts and Bolts of the Steel and Aluminum 232 Matters

by Morgan Lewis on

On March 8, President Donald Trump announced that trade remedies would be imposed on steel and aluminum imports pursuant to Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962....more

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