Category: China

Here you come again. Just when we had begun to get our compliance plan together You waltz right in the door Just like you have done before With another change in hand And now we need to adjust our heads to yet another round of regulations (Adapted From Here you Come Again, Dolly Parton) Once…

As trade compliance professionals, many of us are just trying to keep our head above water with the changing compliance scene. There is no longer a status quo within the regulations as the compliance boundaries are shifting on a daily basis. Such is the case with the announcement on June 15, 2020 from the Department…

The end of April saw a double whammy of belt-tightening for many exporters as the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) imposed additional restrictions on the exports, reexports or transfers of specific goods, equipment materials or software to China, Russia, and Venezuela. Changes Continue to Occur Last week, we reported on the changes being addressed…

Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corporation may both soon garner a new title – “Foreign Adversary”. For those unfamiliar with the title in the context of business and trade, “Foreign adversary” means any foreign government or foreign non-government person engaged in a long-term pattern or serious instance of conduct significantly adverse to the national security of…

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced sanctions against twenty-eight Chinese governmental and commercial organizations for engaging in or enabling activities contrary to the foreign policy interests of the United States, by adding these organizations to the Entity List. Eight of the entities are companies and the remaining twenty are municipal and county public security bureaus…

The interim rule from the General Services Administration, the Department of Defense and NASA was published on August 7, 2019 and becomes effective today, August 13, 2019.  As a requirement of NDAA 2019, the rule prohibits federal agencies from purchasing telecommunications and video surveillance equipment, along with any “substantial or essential component of any system, or…

Discussions on the fringes of the G-20 Summit have apparently led to a potential lessening of the restrictions against Huawei and at least some of its affiliates.  These sanctions and the ensuing discussions certainly overshadowed the eight themes of the summit (Global Trade, Economy, Investment, Innovation, Environment and Energy, Employment, Women’s Empowerment, Development and Health). …

So, you think your computer is fast?  The U.S., China, the European Union and Japan are in a race to build exaflop-capable supercomputers.  These machines would be capable of processing 1 quintillion – or 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 – calculations per second.  In the latest action to help the United States in this race, on June 24, 2019,…

In response to the U.S. imposition of additional tariff increases on May 10, 2019, China’s Ministry of Finance announced that they will increase tariffs on about $60 billion of U.S. goods on June 1, 2019. List 1 encompasses 2,493 line items which will be assessed duties at 25%. There are 3 other lists that have…