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Impact of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement on Data Privacy Rules

Posted in Trade Agreement Compliance

On September 30, the United States, Mexico and Canada reached agreement on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The agreement also significantly updates NAFTA with new rules, including rules regarding data privacy. The Administration intends to use the USMCA as a template for future potential trade agreements… Continue Reading

The New Section 301 Tariffs: Everything You Need to Know

Posted in Uncategorized

Please join us on Friday, May 4th for a webinar on the new Section 301 Tariffs. Wiley Rein International Trade Practice partners Steve Claeys and Maureen Thorson, and senior public policy advisor Nova Daly will discuss the goods and industries that will be affected, the implementation process, and how these tariffs may affect other sectors… Continue Reading

Wiley Rein Submits Comments on Chinese Intellectual Property and Innovation Policies

Posted in Trade Policy

On September 28, 2017, Wiley Rein submitted comments to the U.S. Trade Representative on China’s unreasonable and discriminatory intellectual property and innovation policies and their negative impact on U.S. companies, workers, and the overall economy.  The comments were submitted in response to USTR’s investigation under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 regarding “China’s… Continue Reading

President Calls For Inquiry Into China’s Technology Transfer Policy

Posted in Trade Negotiations, Trade Policy, World Trade Organization

On August 14, the President directed the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to study China’s policies of forcing U.S. companies to transfer technology and intellectual property to Chinese enterprises.  China uses a number of laws, policies, and practices that require U.S. companies to give up their technology as a prerequisite for either selling or investing in… Continue Reading

Handling of China’s predatory pricing may further divide US, EU

Posted in World Trade Organization

Over the past several months, U.S.-EU economic relations have at best been static, if not uncertain and wobbly. Now, the EU’s weak reaction to China’s World Trade Organization claim demanding treatment as a market economy — with the resulting potential reduction of measures against dumped imports — emerges as a very serious strain on the… Continue Reading

Trump Administration Notifies Congress of Intent to Renegotiate NAFTA

Posted in TPA

Today the Trump Administration sent a letter notifying Congress of its intent to renegotiate NAFTA.  The notification was required by the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (TPA).  By complying with this and other requirements in TPA, legislation required to implement a renegotiated NAFTA will be subject to streamlined procedures in Congress.… Continue Reading

Data Flows from China Could Be Significantly Restricted

Posted in National Security

This article is co-authored by Stephen Claeys and Shawn Chang of the Telecom, Media, & Technology practice. Proposed Chinese regulations (open in Google Chrome for English translation) could substantially limit the ability of companies in China from sending data outside of that country.   If implemented, the regulations would potentially affect almost any type of business or… Continue Reading

Clues on the Future of NAFTA and Trade Agreements

Posted in Trade Agreement Compliance

While trade played a large role in the President Trump’s election, there have been few specifics on the new Administration’s objectives in that area.  This has been particularly the case regarding the Administration’s plans for revising NAFTA and negotiating new trade agreements.  The recently leaked draft letter from the Acting U.S. Trade Representative to notify… Continue Reading

Commerce Department Requests Information to Cut Red-Tape on Manufacturers

Posted in Manufacturing

On March 7, the Commerce Department will announce an opportunity for U.S. manufactures to help decrease the burden of regulations on their ability to do business.  The President asked the Secretary of Commerce for a report on reducing regulatory burdens and improving the permitting process for U.S. manufacturers.  To prepare the report, the Commerce Department… Continue Reading

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