Category: Trade

China Implements its Long-Awaited Unreliable Entities List Mechanism

On September 19, 2020, China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) released its long-awaited Provisions on the Unreliable Entity List, which is effective immediately. The list is understood to be a direct response to the United States’ Entity List, which several Chinese...

/ October 7, 2020

China Eyes Further Northeast Asian Economic Integration in RCEP

When the Obama administration focused its efforts on a pivot to Asia, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) served as a key economic pillar of the strategy. The deal was poised to become the largest free trade agreement in the world, encompassing...

/ April 28, 2020

A Game of Chicken

The story of how US-China poultry trade went cold for nearly a decade, and why it suddenly re-opened last year.

/ March 24, 2020

Addressing Risk in the Era of US-China “Great Power” Competition

Washington’s obsession with national security presents compliance and reputational risk to US companies in China, but they can protect against it.

/ January 13, 2020

Five Takeaways from China’s Fourth Plenum

While the initial readout was uncontroversial, the more detailed document released days later raises some concern about industrial policy.

/ November 7, 2019

China’s IP System was Improving Even Before the Trade War

Despite little progress on intellectual property in the trade talks and the difficulties of implementing reform, China is quietly revamping its judicial system to better protect both domestic and foreign IP.

/ November 6, 2019

Trending Toward Reciprocity: Enforcement of US Judgments in China

Landmark cases provide glimmers of hope in the absence of a formal policy of bilateral legal reciprocity.

/ September 6, 2019

Companies in the Crosshairs? China to Enact its own Export Controls

This summer, China announced its intention to develop two of its own export controls lists, potentially in response to actions taken by the United States. Details pending, these moves could have a profound impact on foreign investment in China.

/ August 7, 2019

$9 Billion and Counting

A $9 billion decline in goods exports to China in a year may seem like just a number, but that total is comprised of small companies across the United States struggling to make difficult decisions in the face of tariffs.

Defining “Emerging Technologies”: Industry Weighs In on Potential New Export Controls

What exactly would qualify as “emerging technologies,” and how would the United States go about placing export controls on them? Feedback from industry and other stakeholders continues to inform this rulemaking process.