China Aggressively Targets Support for its Domestic Semiconductor Industry

by: Lingna Yan and Stephen Orava

In June 2014, China’s State Council announced the Guidelines to Promote National Integrated Circuit Industry Development (“Guidelines”). The Guidelines are ...

Read moreChina Aggressively Targets Support for its Domestic Semiconductor Industry

by: Lingna Yan

On January 16, 2017, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (“MIIT”) and the National Development and Reform Commission (“NDRC”) jointly issued the Information Industry Development Guidelines (Gong Xin Bu Lian Gui (2016) No. 453) to boost China’s development of the information industry during the 13th five year period, i.e., 2016 to 2020.Read more

by: Stephen Orava

The new Administration is expected to toss out the rules that have governed U.S. trade policy for the past two decades and to rewrite these rules through a much different lens.Read more

by: Lingna Yan

On January 5, 2016, the National Development and Reform Commission of China (“NDRC”) published the Central China Megaregions Development Plan on its website, to support the development of several megaregions in Henan Province, Shanxi Province, An’hui Province, Hebei Province, and Shandong Province in Central China region for the “13th Five Year” period (2016-2020) with a prospect towards 2025, as a sub-plan for the Rise of Central China strategy.Read more

by: Lingna Yan

At the December 28 Standing Meeting, the State Council of China set forth new measures to further expand opening-up and foreign investment utilization. New measures include amending the Guidance Catalogue of Foreign Invested Industries, reducing administrative transaction costs, allowing foreign invested enterprises to participate in technology related projects and enjoying relevant subsidies, and providing preferential funding, land, and income tax policies to encourage foreign invested enterprises to move to central and western China. Read more

by: Lingna Yan

On December 28, 2016, the State Council of China published the Opinions of the General Office of the State Council on Further Promoting the Development of the Agricultural Product Processing Industry (Guo Ban Fa (2016) No. 93) (the “Opinions”), to support the development of the Chinese agricultural product processing industry, and deepen the reform of the Chinese agricultural supply structure.Read more

by: Marcus Sohlberg and Stephen Orava

On 12 December 2016, China filed a request for consultation at the World Trade Organization challenging U.S. and EU laws and regulations applicable to the treatment of China as a Non-Market-Economy (“NME”) in antidumping investigations.Read more

by: Lingna Yan

On December 19, 2016, the State Council of China issued the National “13th Five Year” Plan for the Development of Strategic Emerging Industries, to direct and support the development of the seven strategic emerging industries, i.e., the energy-saving and environmental protection industry, the new-generation information technology industry, the biology industry, the high-end equipment manufacturing industry, the new energy industry, the new materials industry, and the new-energy automobile industry, during the “13th Five Year” period (2016 – 2020).Read more

by: Lingna Yan

On December 8, 2016, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China (“MIIT”) issued the Smart Manufacturing Development Plan (2016 – 2020) (“Plan”), to support the Chinese smart manufacturing industry’s development in the next five years.Read more

by: Benjamin Bay

On November 14 and 17, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) published initiation notices for anti-circumvention inquiries on the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on corrosion-resistant steel and cold-rolled steel products from China.Read more

by: Lingna Yan

The National Development and Reform Commission of the People’s Republic of China (“NDRC”) published a joint policy with the State Forestry Administration of the People’s Republic of China (“SFA”) promoting the public-private partnership (“PPP”) to support the development of the Chinese forest industry, the Guidelines of the NDRC and the SFA on Using the Public-Private Partnership to Promote the Construction of the Forest Industry (Fa Gai Nong Jing (2016) No. 2455), on November 28, 2016.Read more