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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...

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U.S. Government seeks to restrict biotechnology cooperation with China

The United States government is increasingly scrutinizing U.S. industry’s reliance on China for biotechnology research and development and manufacturing, and is taking steps to expand ...

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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, ...

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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...

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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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The European Chips Act: Commission releases Europe's strategy on semiconductors

The European Commission intensified its focus on semiconductors by proposing the EU Chips Act on February 8, 2022. President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen calls it a...

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USTR opens process for possible reinstatement of product exclusions from China Section 301 tariffs

On October 5, 2021, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a Notice and Request for Comments to consider the reinstatement of expired product exclusions from the ...

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Proposed rule seeks to significantly strengthen U.S. Government “Buy American” requirements

On 30 July 2021, the FAR Council published a proposed rule to significantly strengthen “Buy American” requirements applicable to goods sold to the U.S. Government. The proposed...

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Biden Administration Releases First 100-Day Review, Spurring Immediate Actions for US Supply Chains

Pursuant to Executive Order 14017, issued by President Biden on 24 February 2021, a federal government task force examined the vulnerabilities in America’s supply chains for...

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