On 13 September 2023, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced in her annual State of the Union Address that the European Commission (Commission) will launch an anti-subsidy investigation into Chinese subsidies to electric vehicle (EV) makers in China under EU trade rules. The Commission’s concern is that “global markets are now flooded with

During her annual State of the European Union speech on 13 September 2023, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, announced that “the Commission is launching an anti-subsidy investigation into electric vehicles coming from China.” An anti-subsidy measure (i.e., countervailing duties) is one of the trade defence instruments that a World Trade

On August 9, 2023, President Biden issued his much anticipated executive order on outbound U.S. investment in China, Hong Kong, and Macau (dubbed “reverse CFIUS”). The Treasury Department simultaneously released an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) related to the order. Public comments on the ANPRM will be accepted until September 28. The final rule

Although 2021 has predominantly been referred to as the “year of Russia” in terms of sanctions, the collapse of nuclear talks (JCPOA) as well as the social repression in the country have also shifted the focus to Iran, to some degree.

While designating members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Forces (IRGF) as Specially Designated Nationals

Companies and individuals alike have struggled to keep on top of the increased sanctions risks emanating from the heightening of international tensions in recent years. Recently, two English law cases, Havila Kystruten AS and Others v. STLC Europe Twenty Three Leasing Ltd and Another [2022] EWHC 3166 (Comm) (referred to as the Havila case) and

The Court of International Trade continues to focus in on issues relating to Chinese-origin goods and on March 17 upheld the Section 301 tariffs on Chinese-origin goods identified on List 3 and List 4A. This decision comes despite the plaintiffs in In re Section 301 Cases arguing that the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) violated the

Amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and China, the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China recently announced measures to add Lockheed Martin Corporation and Raytheon Missiles & Defense to its Unreliable Entity List, which, amongst other things, bars both U.S. companies from import and export trade with China and any new investment

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has implemented new, unilateral export controls to restrict China’s ability to manufacture advanced semiconductors, obtain high-performance chips, and develop and maintain supercomputers.
Continue Reading China’s access to semiconductors and high-performance chips restricted by BIS

The USTR issued a notice in the Federal Register requesting public comments on the effectiveness of the tariffs in achieving the objectives of Section 301, other actions that could be taken, and the effects of such actions on the United States economy, including consumers.
Continue Reading Opportunity for companies to request modifications on USTR’s Section 301 tariffs

The Forced Labor Enforcement Task Force (FLETF), chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, published its Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) enforcement strategy on June 17, 2022. We provide a useful overview of the FLETF’s enforcement strategy and pinpoint key takeaways for importers in our alert on reedsmith.com.