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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

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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


Today’s G20 Meeting and the Trade War’s Impact on China

1. China’s GDP Numbers Are Fake As the G20 meeting approaches, many of our clients have asked us how the US-China trade war has impacted China’s economy. President Xi’s top think tank advisors at Qinghua University are telling him that China’s GDP will hit 6.3% this year (within the government target), the impact of the

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Does China WANT a Second Decoupling? The Chinese Texts Say That it Does

Presidents Xi and Trump prepare for a meeting next week at the G20 event with the purported goal of restarting negotiations to resolve the Section 301 tariff dispute and other trade issues between the U.S. and China. Many analysts and business people from both countries are confident this meeting will lead to resolution. Unfortunately, this

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Why Not to Teach English in China

If you are thinking about taking a job teaching English in China, my strong advice is DON'T DO IT. Look for such a job in Vietnam or Thailand or Japan or Spain or Mexico or Colombia or Brazil or the Czech Republic or really just about anywhere else in the world. I say this because teaching English in China has become that corrupt, that horrible, that exploitive, and that risky.

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Yet Another International Trade (AD/CVD) Petition Against China Products: This Time it’s Collated Staples (and it Also Includes Taiwan and Korea)

On June 6, 2019, Kyocera Senco Industrial Tools Inc. (Petitioner) filed antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions against certain collated steel staples (“collated staples”) from China, Korea, and Taiwan. A copy of those petitions can be viewed here. Under U.S. trade laws, a domestic industry can petition the U.S. Department of Commerce (“DOC”) and