One week after China’s largest state-run food and agriculture company announced its acquisition of a grain terminal in Cahokia, Illinois, a bipartisan pair of U.S. House members from Illinois urged Treasury Secretary Janet Yellin to conduct “an immediate review of the acquisition to weigh the consequences for America’s national security and the region’s agricultural economy.” 

On June 21, 2024, the Department of the Treasury issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), “Addressing United States Investments in Certain National Security Technologies and Products in Countries of Concern.” The NPRM builds on the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) issued in August 2023 in response to President Joseph Biden’s Executive Order 14105

On May 24, 2024, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced that it was further extending certain product exclusions in the Section 301 Investigation of China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation. The current 429 product-specific exclusions were scheduled to expire on May 31, 2024. However

On May 28, 2024, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) posted in the Federal Register a request for comments regarding its proposed modifications to certain tariffs related to the Section 301 investigation of China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation that was initiated in 2018 and resulted

Citing national security concerns, President Biden issued an executive order (EO) on May 13, 2024, demanding a Chinese-affiliated company “sell or transfer” its ownership interests and any other rights in an approximately 12-acre lot that comes within one mile of Francis E. Warren Air Force Base (“Warren AFB”) in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The divestment order is

On April 24, 2024, President Biden signed into law a broad national security package which included the Israel Security Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2024; Ukraine Security Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2024; Indo-Pacific Security Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2024; 21st Century Peace through Strength Act; FEND off Fentanyl Act; and the Rebuilding Economic Prosperity and Opportunity for Ukrainians Act.