In multiple petitions filed on January 18, 2023, Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. and the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union (collectively, “the Petitioners”) requested the imposition of antidumping duties on U.S. imports of certain tin- and chromium-coated steel sheet products (“tin mill products”) from Canada, China, Germany, Netherlands

On January 18, 2023, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued an Interim Final Rule extending export controls currently in place for China on advanced computing integrated circuits (ICs), computer commodities that contain such ICs, and certain semiconductor manufacturing items to the Macau Special Administrative Region of China (“Macau”). While China

Key Notes:

  • Real estate projects may be subject to CFIUS national security review if close to sensitive locations.
  • Proactive planning can mitigate transaction delays.
  • Security concerns may be broader than CFIUS regulatory issues and merit multi-tiered government and public outreach.

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) recently reviewed a proposed real

On December 16, 2022, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released a Federal Register notice announcing that it was extending the termination date — from December 31, 2022 until September 30, 2023 — for Section 301 tariff exclusions that apply to 352 Chinese products. These exclusions were initially reinstated on March 28, 2022 (

Effective December 16, 2022, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued a Final Rule adding 36 Chinse entities to BIS’s Entity List. These additions are intended to further restrict China’s “ability to leverage artificial intelligence, advanced computing, and other powerful, commercially available technologies for military modernization and human rights abuses,” according

Effective December 16, 2022, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued a Final Rule announcing that it was moving nine Russian companies from the Unverified List to the more restrictive Entity List. BIS stated it has continuously been unable to verify the bona fides of these companies due to the Russian

On December 9, 2022, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned two Chinese individuals and a vast network fishing vessels they control, including Pingtan Marine Enterprise Ltd. (PME) and Dalian Ocean Fishing Co., Ltd. (Dalian), for perpetrating serious human rights abuses and corruption via illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Although

On November 23, 2022, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced the further extension of exclusions for numerous products used to combat COVID-19 that are subject to China Section 301 tariffs. The exclusions were scheduled to expire on November 30, 2022, and have been extended for an additional 90 days, until February 28,

As previously reported, on November, 15, 2022, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) opened a docket to receive public comments on the continuation of tariffs in the Section 301 investigation of China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation.  The questionnaire form provides sections for comments on both

On November 21, 2022, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued a revised Russia-related General License (GL) 13C, “Authorizing Certain Administrative Transactions Prohibited by Directive 4 under Executive Order 14024,” which states that U.S. persons are authorized to pay taxes, fees, or import duties and purchase or receive permits,