On July 13, 2021, the U.S. government released an updated version of the Xinjiang Supply Chain Business Advisory. The notice, which was originally released last summer, states that the PRC government is perpetrating genocide and crimes against humanity in Xinjiang, highlights the legal risks posed to companies and supply chains, updates the list of U.S.

On July 9, 2021, The Department of Commerce (DOC) determined that 23 Chinese companies took actions contrary to the foreign policy interests of the United States and were added to the Entities List. The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) noted that it “publishes the names of certain foreign persons – including businesses, research institutions,

On August 24,2017, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) began a Section 301 investigation to determine whether acts, policies, and practices of the Government of China related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation were actionable under the Trade Act of 1974. On March 22, 2018, USTR announced its affirmative findings and imposed

On June 24, 2021, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) added five Chinese entities to the Entity List for partaking in the forced labor of Muslim minority groups from Xinjiang, an autonomous territory in northwest China. This action by the BIS – which specifically targets the five entities’ ability to access

On June 9, the President issued an Executive Order on Protecting Americans’ Sensitive Data from Foreign Adversaries (EO 14034), rescinding three executive orders issued in the previous administration that prohibited transactions with the mobile applications TikTok and WeChat and eight other Chinese-developed and -controlled applications.  At the same time, the EO makes clear that the

On May 20, 2021, Senate Finance Committee ranking member Mike Crapo (R-ID) introduced amendments to the Trade Act of 2021. The amendments include language renewing the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) and Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) as well as provision to renew the Section 301 product exclusion process. Notably, the amendments seek renewal of the

On April 28, 2021, the Ministry of Commerce of China (“MOFCOM”) released an updated version of Guiding Opinion of the Ministry of Commerce on the Establishment of Internal Compliance Mechanism for Export Controls on Exporters of Dual-Use Items (“Order No. 10”) which was first published in August 2007 (“Order No. 69”). As an implementing rule

The China State Taxation Administration (“STA”) recently published its eleventh “China Advance Pricing Arrangement Annual Report (2019)” that summarized the circumstances under which the STA signed advance pricing arrangements (“APA”) and introduced the latest APA regulations and requirements for the implementation of the APA program in China. The report included data for the

On April 8, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued a final rule that added the following seven Chinese entities to the Entity List:

  • National Supercomputing Center Jinan
  • National Supercomputing Center Shenzhen
  • National Supercomputing Center Wuxi
  • National Supercomputer Center Zhengzhou
  • Shanghai High-Performance Integrated Circuit Design Center
  • Sunway Microelectronics
  • Tianjin Phytium Information Technology

The entities

As COVID-19 vaccination rates increase globally, governments across the world are developing and discussing COVID-19 vaccine passports or health certificates as a way to enable people to travel safely, for work or tourism, in the coming months. As multinational companies are navigating how to resume some sense of normalcy for employees to travel across borders,