There’s a lot going on here. Here are three different ways to approach this dispute.
The Obama administration will impose hefty tariffs on Chinese solar imports after determining Thursday that the country is flooding the market with underpriced panels. The Commerce Department, in a preliminary determination, ordered U.S. Customs and Border Protection to impose tariffs of between 31 and 250 percent on solar imports from various Chinese companies. (The Hill) This […]
If this trade case ended today, everyone would be happy. But there’s a good chance that Act II will involve additional duties.
It’s an election year, so no surprise that the U.S. Congress is acting with uncharacteristic speed to amend a law allowing for the imposition of duties to Chinese imports.
Chinese exporters are basking in the news that they will no longer be subject to both anti-dumping and countervailing duties in the US. Famous last words.
The U.S. and China have been battling over the chicken trade since Bird Flu broke out. The latest anti-dumping dispute is now going to the WTO.
Uh, you know how I’m always saying that punitive tariffs on Chinese goods is a bad idea? Here’s why.
Four Chinese producers of Vitamin C have been accused of price fixing in the US. Their excuse? Beijing made me do it.
I’m a big opponent of anti-dumping schemes, which allow countries to slap duties on imports that are too cheap. It’s a protectionist racket that helps domestic firms at the expense of consumers (who don’t have industry associations looking out for them). But as bad as anti-dumping is, there are worse things, one of which I […]
Seems like a lot of trade remedy cases pursued by the United States just happen to benefit the same small number of politically connected industries. I’m not a conspiracy theorist, just a cynic.
It’s no accident that RMB-based trade complaints have thus far been quietly buried by the U.S. government.
The latest WTO cases the US filed against China may have legal merit, but the timing coincides a bit too conveniently with the American election.
UC Irvine business professor Peter Navarro explains why US should play protectionist tit-for-tat with China.
Sneaky Chinese investors are trying to infiltrate the U.S. steel industry via a Mississippi factory. Will Congress save the day before valuable rebar technology falls into the wrong hands?
Once in a while, it’s fun to look at headlines and themes of international trade stories without getting into the substance. Call it light reading for the weekend in an area that is usually boring and overly techno-legal for most folks. A recent series of decisions made by Beijing and Washington easily lend themselves to […]
I’ve been blogging in China since 2003, in one capacity or another, and I would probably run out of fingers (and toes) counting up all the stories I’ve written about RMB revaluation and US Congress sabre-rattling. Instead of writing the same old story with the same old opinion (i.e. RMB revaluation is a good idea, […]