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CHIPS Act funding window now open for U.S. semiconductor industry

The CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 is offering US$52.7 billion in federal funding to semiconductor research, development, and manufacturing. Three funding opportunities are currently...


USTR calls for comments on continuation of China Section 301 tariffs

On 8 September 2022, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced that the actions arising from the Section 301 investigation of China’s Acts, Policies, and...


Investors must act quickly or forfeit their rights to claims under soon expiring NAFTA Chapter 11

North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Chapter 11 investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) legacy claims will soon expire and U.S., Canadian, and Mexican investors should review...


Despite continuance, the Biden administration still considering relief on China Section 301 Tariffs

Last month, on 8 September 2022, USTR announced that representatives of domestic industries benefiting from the tariff actions in the Section 301 investigation of “China’s Acts, ...


Russia’s purported annexation of parts of Eastern Ukraine likely to trigger investment treaty claims

On September 30, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin purported to annex four Ukrainian provinces: Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhia. This escalation is likely to trigger...


New rules for electric vehicles tax credits raise concerns under U.S. international obligations

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) was signed into law by President Biden on August 16, 2022. The IRA made major changes to United States rules for electric vehicle (EV) tax...


The IRA’s transformative tax incentives for solar energy projects and manufacturing operations

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), as passed by the House and Senate, is a major political achievement for the Biden Administration, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and...


United States and Canada request consultations under the USMCA over Mexico's energy policies favoring CFE and PEMEX

On 20 and 21 July 2022, the United States[1] and Canada[2] requested consultations with Mexico under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) regarding various energy measures ...


Preparing for CBP’s enforcement of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act’s rebuttable presumption

The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (“UFLPA”) rebuttable presumption became effective on 21 June 2022. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) released its...

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