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Mainland Chinese courts do not enforce U.S. judgments. Therefore, it will probably be a waste of time for you to bring a lawsuit in a U.S. court against a Chinese company that does not have assets in either the United States or in a country that enforces U.S. judgments. However, it is important that you research where the “Chinese” company is actually … read more

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Earlier this week, the U.S. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (“APHIS”) implemented new regulations permitting imports of pineapple, jackfruit, and starfruit from Malaysia. Under the new APHIS regulations, these fruits can be imported from Malaysia in commercial consignments. To be allowed to import these fruits, U.S. importers must demonstrate that the imported fruit was … read more

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Read a couple of fascinating articles recently on the differences between US and China work cultures. The first was not really an article so much at all, but rather, a graphic depiction (put together by Christina Larson) of the results of global study of workplace cultures undertaken by Steelcase, a leading US-based office furniture company. … read more

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Trademarks are among the most important assets of any company. Indeed, if it weren’t for trademarks, customers would be unlikely to even find a company’s products. Naturally, then, most U.S. companies want to protect these essential and valuable assets to the greatest extent possible and therefore make sure that they are registered with the United … read more