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BIS
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SDN

Huawei Temporary License Issued

May 23, 2019:  Effective May 20, 2019, the BIS issued a 90 day license for Huawei and its related entities that were added to the OFAC’s SDN list earlier this month.  This general license is temporary, and will run out on August 19, 2019.  Not all transactions are allowed – check the license language for […]

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China
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Global Trade
Sanctions

301 Tariff Increase: Tranche 3 Goods on the Water and in Foreign Trade Zones

May 15, 2019:  Effective May 10, 2019 Chinese imports into the US that are covered under the Section 301 third tranche are subject to the new import duty that went from 10% to 25%.  However, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection updated guidance, the increased duties of 25% will not apply to goods that […]

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Anti-dumping
China
Commerce Department
ITC

Chinese Imports of Steel Wheels: Anti-dumping Duties Imposed

April 24, 2019:  The USITC announced that it determined that a US industry is materially injured by imports of steel wheels from China that the Commerce Department determined are subsidized and sold in the US at less than fair value.  As a result, the Commerce Department will issue anti-dumping and countervailing duty orders on imports […]

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Anti-dumping
China
Commerce Department
Global Trade
Investigations
ITC

New Anti-Dumping Duties: Cast Iron Soil Pipe from China

Last week, March 20, 2019, the USITC issued a notice of its determination that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of cast iron soil pipe from China; the U.S. Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) has determined these imports are subsidized and sold in the United States at less than fair value. As […]

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Anti-dumping
China
Freshly Brewed
Global Trade
Investigations
ITC

USITC Dumping Determination: Chinese Alloy Aluminum Sheet

January 31, 2019: The USITC issued a determination today, noting that the US industry is materially injured by reason of imports of common alloys aluminum sheet from China. The Commerce Department found this import is sold at less than fair value into the US market and is subsidized by the Chinese government. This is a […]

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Anti-dumping
China
Global Trade
Investigations
ITC

USITC Dumping Determination: Welded Pipe from India and China

1/30/2019: The USITC issued a determination that the US industry is materially injured by imports of carbon and alloy (other than stainless) steel large OD welded line pipe from India and China. The Commission also determined material injury to the domestic industry by virtue of imports of Chinese large OD carbon and alloy (other than […]

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CBP
China
Global Trade

Instructions on Importing Products with 301 Exclusions

Last week, the CBP issued instructions on submitting entries to CBP containing products granted exclusions by USTR from the Section 301 measures.  We posted about Section 301 previously, and here is the most recent related post.  Per the CBP, the exclusions are available for any product that meets the description in the Annex to 83 FR […]

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Anti-Corruption
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China
DOJ
Financial Fraud
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Iran

DOJ Charges: Huawei and its CFO

January 27, 2019: The DOJ charged Huawei and its CFO, Wanzhou Meng, with financial fraud. More specifically, in a 13-count indictment, the DOJ charged 4 defendants, including Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. (Huawei) of China, 2 Huawei affiliates — Huawei Device USA Inc. (Huawei USA) and Skycom Tech Co. Ltd. (Skycom) and Huawei’s CFO Wanzhou Meng (Meng), […]

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Anti-Corruption
China
Freshly Brewed

China Huarong Asset Management Co. Executives Arrests – Bribery Suspicion

Earlier this week,  prosecutors ordered the arrest of 4 former executives at subsidiaries of China’s largest distressed debt manager, China Huarong Asset Management Co, on suspicion of bribery. The four individuals were Wang Pinghua, former chairman of Huarong Real Estate Co, Bai Tianhui, former GM of China Huarong International Holdings Ltd, Guo Jintong, deputy GM of […]

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Anti-Corruption
China

DJI Technology Uncovered Serious Corruption Within the Company; Expects Significant Losses

Chinese DJI Technology, the world’s largest consumer drone maker discovered several instances of serious corruption within the organization.  As a result, the company expects to see losses of some $150M.  DJI is investigating the matters which were discovered during a routine QC exercise.  The company said it is cooperating with authorities and has dismissed a […]

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