China-U.S. Trade Law

Insights & commentary on active trade disputes between China and the U.S.

中文翻译请点击这里 Elliot J. Feldman conducted a webinar for The Knowledge Group on January 8, 2016 on the Trans-Pacific Partnership.  Set out below is the essential text of Dr. Feldman’s presentation for segment 2 of that webinar.  Dr. Feldman’s presentation for Segment 1 was provided in a previous post on this blog titled The Trans-Pacific Partnership – Webinar Segment 1. Segment 2 The rules that govern international trade remedies today were written into the creation of…
中文翻译请点击这里 Elliot J. Feldman conducted a webinar for The Knowledge Group on January 8, 2016 on the Trans-Pacific Partnership.  Set out below is the essential text of Dr. Feldman’s presentation for segment 1 of that webinar, slightly modified to recognize that the webinar was in early January.  Dr. Feldman’s presentation for Segment 2 will be provided in a subsequent post on this blog. Original planning for this webinar called for an earlier date for…
Editor’s Note: The following article was published in the January 2015 issue of Financier Worldwide Magazine. For its Chinese translation, please click here (中文翻译请点击这里)。 The U.S. is a leading proponent of the Environmental Goods Agreement (“EGA”) whose negotiation has begun under the auspices of the WTO. Fourteen countries, representing 86 percent of global trade in what the participants have identified as “environmental goods,” began meeting in Geneva in July. In a rare display…
The following article substantively follows the text of remarks by Dr. Elliot J. Feldman during a May 2, 2014 Webinar sponsored by the Knowledge Congress Live Webinar Series and BakerHostetler. The Origins And Direction Of A Trans-Pacific Partnership (“TPP”)             TPP negotiators have been through more than twenty negotiating rounds since 2010, meeting in ten different countries.  We could spend a lot of time on the details.  Businesses have lobbied their particular interests, trying to…
中文翻译请点击这里 INTRODUCTION                  The Office of the United States Trade Representative, in the Federal Register of March 28, 2014 on behalf of the Trade Policy Staff Committee, requested comments and issued notice of a public hearing on negotiations for a World Trade Organization Environmental Goods Agreement as proposed by fourteen WTO members in January 2014.  The negotiation is framed by a list of fifty-four “environmental goods” endorsed for tariff elimination by APEC leaders in…
中文翻译请点击这里 HERE WE GO AGAIN This blog has been analyzing for more than four years legal disputes over whether the U.S. Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) may apply countervailing duties (“CVDs”) to imports from non-market economies (“NMEs”), particularly China.  Our first comments were posted October 21, 2009 (“U.S. Court Decision Ought To Change Chinese Thinking “Revised and Expanded”).  Since then, we have been following closely the “GPX” line of cases.  The latest development,…
中文翻译请点击这里 Crossing All The “T”s Will Not Dot The “I”s:  Some Of The Politics Of Trade             Which comes first, TPP (the “Trans-Pacific Partnership”) or TPA (“Trade Promotion Authority”)?  Alphabetically, and logically, TPA.  Strategically, TPP.  Politically, neither is likely to come at all. Nor, then, is TTIP the “Trans-Atlantic Trade And Investment Partnership”), which would be the most important of the “T”s for trade, and for economic development, and the only one with an…
The following article, The United States & China: Twenty-First Century Rivals Or Friends?, was published in the January 2014 edition of Corporate LiveWire Expert Guide International Trade 2014: 本文刊登于2014年一月出版的Corporate LiveWire Expert Guide International Trade 2014。中文翻译请下移鼠标。 The Obama Administration has referred to Sino-American relations as the most important bilateral international relationship of the twenty-first century.  Obama’s “pivot” to Asia, however, has created a central question: Is the pivot intended to cultivate and enhance relations between…
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”), the inter-agency group that conducts national security reviews of foreign acquisitions of U.S. businesses, recently issued its Annual Report to Congress for Calendar Year 2012.  That reports show that China surpassed the United Kingdom in 2012 as the source for the largest number of foreign investments undergoing national security reviews. Out of the 114 proposed foreign acquisitions of U.S. businesses that CFIUS reviewed in…
Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to South Korea, Japan, and China during the first week of December was to have been about bilateral issues with each country, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (“TPP”) with South Korea and Japan.  The agenda, however, was hijacked by an urgent national security concern as Japan and China tested each other’s perceptions of sovereignty over contested islets and air space, and the United States reasserted its defense alliance with Japan by…