China’s Greater Bay Area and Country of Origin Markings

In a recent LinkedIn conversation someone raised the possibility of the “Made in GBA (Greater Bay Area)” label replacing “Made in Hong Kong” and “Made in China” as a country of origin marking in South China. It’s an intriguing idea that would certainly reflect the spirit of the GBA project. Could “Made in GBA” actually be a

Export Controls in China

China’s Banned Entities: Exporters BEWARE

As has been well reported, on October 9, the United States’ Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) added 28 Chinese entities to its Export Administration Regulations banned entity list. For the official federal register notice of this banning go here. The reason given for placing these Chinese entities on the banned list relates to their

New AD/CVD Petition: Glass Containers from China

On September 25, 2019, the American Glass Packaging Coalition (Petitioner), consisting of Anchor Glass Container Corp and Ardagh Glass Inc., filed antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions against Certain Glass Containers from China. Under U.S. trade laws, a domestic industry can petition the U.S. Department of Commerce (“DOC”) and U.S. International Trade Commission (“ITC”)

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Good Contracts are Key, Corruption be Damned

Got an email the other day from a good-sized company the other day asking about the benefit of having manufacturing contracts with companies in countries like Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia, and Malaysia. The email went something like this (I say “something” because I’ve changed it so nobody will ever be able to identify it): I am

China Company Audit Lawyers

China’s New Company Tracking System: Comply, Comply, Comply

Foreign companies doing business in China are abuzz with news and rumors regarding China’s plans to set up what will essentially be a social credit system for companies that do business in China. In China is building a ‘comprehensive system’ for tracking companies’ activities, CNBC does a great job explaining what this new system will

International Trade Lawyers China Tariffs

Repeat After Me: There Will be No US-China Trade Deal

The US-China Trade War Is and Will be the New Normal I hate to say we told you so, but for nearly a year, WE TOLD YOU SO.  Since October, 2018 we have been all but screaming at anyone and everyone who has product made in China and sold into the United States to get

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BREAKING NEWS: United States will Delay Some China Tariffs To December 15

Some very important news today from the United States Trade Representative (USTR). Approximately 20 percent of the items set to be hit with a 10 percent tariff on September 1 had their tariff date pushed back to December 1, this morning, per the following announcement from the USTR: USTR Announces Next Steps on Proposed 10

China shipping

A U.S. Customs Checklist to Minimize Your Import Risks

Companies importing goods into the United States can find themselves having to respond to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”), Request for Information (CBP Form 28) or what may be worse, a CBP Notice of Action (CBP Form 29). CBP Form 28 – Request for Information is a tool routinely used by CBP to