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U.S. Plans Trade Measures Against China

Posted August 03, 2017

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Jacob M. Schlesinger & Bob Davis – Wall Street Journal)

The Trump administration is planning trade measures to force Beijing to crack down on intellectual-property theft and ease requirements that American companies share advanced technologies to gain entry to the Chinese market.

The administration is considering invoking a little-used provision of US trade law to investigate whether China’s intellectual property policies constitute “unfair trade practices,” according to people familiar with the matter.

That would pave the way for the US to impose sanctions on Chinese exporters or to further restrict the transfer of advanced technology to Chinese firms or to US-China joint ventures. Click here to read more.

Related: Trump Administration Said to Open Broad Inquiry into China’s Trade Practices (NYT)