New Business Guidance to Address Supply Chain Risks and Considerations

The Departments of State, Treasury, Commerce, and Homeland Security issued guidance on July 1, 2020 titled “Risks and Considerations for Businesses with Supply Chain Exposure to Entities Engaged in Forced Labor and other Human Rights Abuses in Xinjiang” (the “advisory”).  The advisory broadly

To update our original post on May 29, 2020 BIS Adds 33 Chinese Companies to the Entity List, the new final rules are available for public inspection and expected to be published in the Federal Register on June 5, 2020. As mentioned in our prior blog post, the Department of Commerce announced the addition

Secretary of Commerce Ross announced the Entity List additions on Friday, May 22, 2020, via separate press releases, citing 24 of the entities for “represent[ing] a significant risk of supporting procurement of items for military end-use in China,” and the remaining 9 entities for their complicity in human rights violations in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous

On May 27, 2020, the U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo issued a statement that Hong Kong “does not continue to warrant treatment under United States laws in the same manner as U.S. laws were applied to Hong Kong before July 1997.” U.S. relations with Hong Kong are governed by the United States-Hong Kong Policy

On May 12, 2020, the China State Tariff Commission of the State Council issued a new round of tariff exemptions on China’s Batch 2 of $60 billion worth of US imports. China implemented retaliatory tariffs following the Trump administration’s imposition of Section 301 tariffs on Chinese imported goods. This is the second instance of exclusions

On Thursday, a group of Executive Branch agencies, including those that comprise the working group known as “Team Telecom”, recommended to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that it revoke China Telecom (Americas) Corp.’s (China Telecom’s) authorizations to provide international telecommunications services to and from the United States.  The agencies that made the recommendation, including the

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The central government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) as well as provincial and city level governments across the country have announced numerous incentives and supporting measures to assist companies, including wholly foreign owned enterprises (commonly referred to as WFOEs) and Sino-foreign joint ventures, in resuming production and operations that

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On March 26, 2020, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China (“MFA”) announced a decision to temporarily suspend entry into China by foreign nationals holding valid visas or residence permits (including APEC Business Travel Cards) as a preventative measure against the COVID-19 pandemic starting from midnight, March 28, 2020.

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is seeking comments to remove Section 301 tariffs on certain Chinese imported products that could help support the United States COVID-19 response. The USTR recently granted approximately 200 exclusions that covered personal protective equipment products, including medical masks, examination gloves, antiseptic wipes, and other medical-care related items