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Guidance to the Member States concerning foreign direct investment and free movement of capital from third countries, and the protection of Europe’s strategic assets, ahead of the application of Regulation (EU) 2019/452 (FDI Screening Regulation)

COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION Guidance to the Member States concerning foreign direct investment and free movement of capital from third countries, and the protection of Europe’s strategic assets, ahead of the application of Regulation (EU) 2019/452 (FDI Screening Regulation) Communication … Continua a leggere

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USTR: Response to Coronavirus Crisis

Invites Public Comments to Identify Additional Products Potentially Helpful to U.S. Response Washington, DC – Throughout the process of administering its Section 301 action to combat China’s acts, policies and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation, the … Continua a leggere

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Bachelet calls for easing of sanctions to enable medical systems to fight COVID-19 and limit global contagion

Arabic | Chinese | French | Russian | Spanish GENEVA (24 March 2020) – Broad sectoral sanctions should urgently be re-evaluated in countries facing the coronavirus pandemic, in light of their potentially debilitating impact on the health sector and human … Continua a leggere

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CHINESE FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT IN COUNTRIES OF THE ARCTIC REGION.

Chinese FDI Arctic SEC. 1250J. CHINESE FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT IN COUNTRIES OF THE ARCTIC REGION. (a) Findings.—Congress finds the following: (1) China is projecting a physical presence in the Arctic through upgrading to advanced icebreakers, utilizing the Arctic Ocean more … Continua a leggere

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Department of Justice Announces Indictment Charging Russians, Italians and Others With Attempting to Evade Security Sanctions Individuals and Companies Disguised Destination of Mining Equipment

A newly unsealed superseding indictment has charged Russian and Italian nationals, a U.S. citizen and various companies in a conspiracy to evade international trade sanctions. The United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia unsealed the superseding indictment … Continua a leggere

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USA: U.S. Department of Commerce Proposes Rule for Securing the Nation’s Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain

U.S. Department of Commerce Proposes Rule for Securing the Nation’s Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce issued a notice of proposed rulemaking and requested comment on the implementation of Executive Order 13873, … Continua a leggere

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Trump expected to delay European auto tariff decision: EU officials

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-autos-eu/trump-expected-to-delay-european-auto-tariff-decision-eu-officials-idUSKBN1XL2KE See https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/adjusting-imports-automobiles-automobile-parts-united-states/

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Arbitrator issues decision in Airbus subsidy dispute

https://www.wto.org/english/news_e/news19_e/316arb_e.htm On 2 October, a WTO arbitrator issued its decision on the level of countermeasures the United States may request with respect to the European Union and certain EU member states in “European Communities and Certain member States — Measures … Continua a leggere

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United States – INTERNATIONAL EMERGENCY ECONOMIC POWERS

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/50/chapter-35 The International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) is a United States federal law authorizing the president to regulate international commerce after declaring a national emergency in response to any unusual and extraordinary threat to the United States which has … Continua a leggere

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‘Section 232’ auto tariffs can no longer be imposed after missing deadline

no tariffs based on section 232

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Adjusting Imports of Automobiles and Automobile Parts Into the United States

Now, Therefore, I, Donald J. Trump, President of the United States of America, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 301 of title 3, United States Code, … Continua a leggere

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USA: Executive Order on Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain

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Executive Order on Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain

https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-securing-information-communications-technology-services-supply-chain/ https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/message-congress-securing-information-communications-technology-services-supply-chain/ See also OFAC Sanctions Related to Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities

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Follow-up to the EU-U.S. Joint Statement of 25 July: Imports of U.S. soybeans increase by over 280%

Follow- up EU- US joint statement

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CSS ETH Zurich: Strategic Trends 2018

http://www.css.ethz.ch/content/specialinterest/gess/cis/center-for-securities-studies/de/publications/strategic-trends/details.html?id=/s/t/r/a/strategic_trends_2018 ST2018-04-BC

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Trade: EU Commission imposes provisional safeguard measures on imports of steel products

Today the European Commission is announcing provisional safeguard measures concerning imports of a number of steel products. These measures will address the diversion of steel from other countries to the EU market as a result of the recently imposed US … Continua a leggere

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Commerce Department Lifts Ban After ZTE Deposits Final Tranche of $1.4 Billion Penalty

“Today, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation, of Shenzhen, China (“ZTE Corporation”) and ZTE Kangxun Telecommunications Ltd. of Hi-New Shenzhen, China (“ZTE Kangxun”) (collectively, “ZTE”) has placed $400 million in escrow at a U.S. bank.  … Continua a leggere

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U.S. Department of Commerce to Host Public Hearing on the Section 232 National Security Investigation of Imports of Automobiles and Automotive Parts

The U.S. Department of Commerce will host a public hearing on its Section 232 investigation of imports of automobiles and automotive parts on Thursday, July 19 in the U.S. Department of Commerce Auditorium. The hearing, which begins at 8:30 a.m., … Continua a leggere

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WTO DS 556: Switzerland v. USA — Certain Measures on Steel and Aluminium Products

Switzerland has requested WTO dispute consultations with the United States regarding US duties on certain imported steel and aluminium products. The request was circulated to WTO members on 12 July. Switzerland claims the US duties of 25% and 10% on … Continua a leggere

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United States trade balance

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Rate of new trade restrictions from G20 economies doubles against previous period

The WTO’s nineteenth monitoring report on Group of 20 (G20) trade measures covering the period from mid-October 2017 to mid-May 2018, issued on 4 July, shows that new trade-restrictive measures from G20 economies have doubled compared to the previous review … Continua a leggere

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WTO: Members raise concerns over US Section 232 investigation on automobiles and automotive parts

Members expressed their concerns over possible measures by the United States regarding extra duties on the import of automobiles, including cars, SUVs, vans, light trucks and automotive parts, at the Council for Trade in Goods (CTG) held on 3 and … Continua a leggere

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WTO DS554: Russia v. United States — Certain Measures on Steel and Aluminium Products

On 29 June 2018, the Russian Federation requested consultations with the United States concerning certain measures imposed by the United States to allegedly adjust imports of steel and aluminium into the United States. ds554_e.htm

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IMPLEMENTING REGULATION on certain commercial policy measures concerning certain products originating in the United States of America – Regolamento di esecuzione relativo ad alcune misure di politica commerciale riguardanti determinati prodotti originari degli Stati Uniti d’America

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EU adopts rebalancing measures in reaction to US steel and aluminium tariffs – L’UE adotta misure di riequilibrio in reazione ai dazi statunitensi sull’acciaio e sull’alluminio

IP-18-4220_IT IP-18-4220_EN IMMEDIATE NOTIFICATION UNDER ARTICLE 12.5 OF THE AGREEMENT ON SAFEGUARDS TO THE COUNCIL FOR TRADE IN GOODS OF PROPOSED SUSPENSION OF CONCESSIONS AND OTHER OBLIGATIONS REFERRED TO IN PARAGRAPH 2 OF ARTICLE 8 OF THE AGREEMENT ON SAFEGUARDS … Continua a leggere

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WTO DS552: Norway v. United States — Certain Measures on Steel and Aluminium Products

On 13 June 2018, Norway requested consultations with the United States concerning certain measures imposed by the United States to allegedly adjust imports of steel and aluminium into the United States. https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/dispu_e/cases_e/ds552_e.htm

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The Charlevoix G7 Summit (almost) Joint Communique

The Charlevoix G7 Summit Communique “4. We acknowledge that free, fair, and mutually beneficial trade and investment, while creating reciprocal benefits, are key engines for growth and job creation. We recommit to the conclusions on trade of the Hamburg G20 … Continua a leggere

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WTO DS551: Mexico v. United States — Certain Measures on Steel and Aluminium Products

On 5 June 2018, Mexico requested consultations with the United States concerning certain measures imposed by the United States to allegedly adjust imports of steel and aluminium into the United States. https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/dispu_e/cases_e/ds551_e.htm  

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WTO DS548: EU v. United States — Certain Measures on Steel and Aluminium Products

On 1 June 2018, the European Union requested consultations with the United States concerning certain measures imposed by the United States to allegedly adjust imports of steel and aluminium into the United States. https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/dispu_e/cases_e/ds548_e.htm  

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WTO DS549: EU vs. China — Certain Measures on the Transfer of Technology

On 1 June 2018, the European Union requested consultations with China concerning certain measures imposed by China pertaining to the transfer of foreign technology into China. https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/dispu_e/cases_e/ds549_e.htm

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WTO DS550: Canada v. United States — Certain Measures on Steel and Aluminium Products

On 1 June 2018, Canada requested consultations with the United States concerning certain measures imposed by the United States to allegedly adjust imports of steel and aluminium into the United States. https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/dispu_e/cases_e/ds550_e.htm  

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Public Hearing on Section 232 Investigation of Steel Imports on National Security

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U.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Section 232 Investigation into Auto Imports

https://www.commerce.gov/news/press-releases/2018/05/us-department-commerce-initiates-section-232-investigation-auto-imports “Today, following a conversation with President Donald J. Trump, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross initiated an investigation under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended. The investigation will determine whether imports of automobiles, including … Continua a leggere

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China agrees to buy ‘significantly’ more from the U.S.

The United States and China said Saturday that two days of “constructive” talks between American and Chinese officials in Washington had led to an agreement for China to buy more goods and services — including “meaningful increases in United States … Continua a leggere

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WTO DS547: India v. United States — Certain Measures on Steel and Aluminium Products

On 18 May 2018, India requested consultations with the United States concerning certain measures imposed by the United States to allegedly adjust imports of steel and aluminium into the United States. https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/dispu_e/cases_e/ds547_e.htm  

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Appellate Body issues report on EU compliance in Airbus dispute

On 15 May the WTO’s Appellate Body issued its report in the case “European Communities and Certain Member States — Measures Affecting Trade in Large Civil Aircraft — Recourse to Article 21.5 of the DSU” (DS316) 6.44. The Appellate Body … Continua a leggere

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U.S.-China FDI Update 2018

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Secretary Ross Releases Steel and Aluminum 232 Reports in Coordination with White House

https://www.commerce.gov/news/press-releases/2018/02/secretary-ross-releases-steel-and-aluminum-232-reports-coordination Today, Secretary Wilbur Ross released reports on the U.S. Department of Commerce’s investigations into the impact on our national security from imports of steel mill products and from imports of wrought and unwrought aluminum. These investigations were carried out … Continua a leggere

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Foreign Investment and National Security: Does CFIUS Need Expanded Powers?

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Inward investment and US National Security

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