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Congress considers bill banning imports from Xinjiang – Administration takes action on forced labor
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On 22 September 2020 the U.S. House of Representatives nearly unanimously (406-3) passed the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, H.R. 6210. If passed by the Senate and signed into law by...

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OFAC sanctions Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps and related individuals
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On 31 July 2020, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) added the Chinese government entity Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC) and two individuals linked to XPCC to the...

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President issues executive order eliminating Hong Kong's preferential treatment International Trade Alert

On 14 July, the same day the president signed into law the Hong Kong Autonomy Act (the act), President Trump issued the Executive Order on Hong Kong Normalization (the EO) directing federal ...

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USTR investigates digital services taxes in nine more countries and the European Union, as multilateral efforts falter International Trade Alert

On 2 June the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced that it is launching investigations under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 into digital services taxes...

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U.S. decertification under the Hong Kong Policy Act – what is changing now, and what happens next? International Trade Alert

On 27 May 2020 U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo certified to Congress that the State Department no longer considers Hong Kong to have significant autonomy from China and therefore "Hong Kong...

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USMCA's 1 July entry into force: Key implementation and compliance issues

On 24 April 2020 United States Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer notified Congress that the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will enter into force 1 July 2020.

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USTR invites comments on potential Section 301 exclusions in response to the coronavirus International Trade and Investment Alert

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has announced it is accepting comments on potential Section 301 tariff exclusions for Chinese imports necessary to respond to the...

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USMCA's rapid-response labor mechanism

The United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) is noteworthy for its novel "facility-specific rapid response labor mechanism" (the Rapid Response Mechanism or Mechanism).

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Trade truce? United States and China reach Phase One agreement International Trade Alert

On 15 January 2020 President Donald J. Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He signed a "Phase One" agreement between the United States and China, a truce halting the escalating trade...

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