US ChinaTrade Policies

Dueling US-China Sanctions: A Guide for Businesses

Balancing Between U.S. and China Regulations Companies that do business in or with both China and the United States must navigate the geopolitical tensions between these two countries  The escalating legal and regulatory conflicts between these superpowers have created a challenging “compliance dilemma.” In this post I explore the intricacies of this dilemma and what

Guide to choosing your manufacturer

The Three Keys to Not Getting Ripped Off When Manufacturing Overseas

The Frustrating Reality of International Manufacturing Disputes (and How to Avoid Them) Hardly a week goes by at my law firm where one of our international litigation lawyers does not get a call or an e-mail from a company exploring its options for pursuing its overseas manufacturer (usually based in China, but not always) for a

China due diligence lawyers

China Due Diligence: NOT Optional

China’s Business Landscape: Cautionary Tales and Key Strategies It is crucial to understand the unique risks and requirements for doing business in or with China. This post explores real-world China scenarios faced by foreign companies, highlighting the importance of due diligence to mitigate risks and ensure success. China’s Growing Risks China presents unique challenges for

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Drafting Your Own China Contract

Why You Should Never Draft Your Own China Contract China Laws and Business Practices: A World Apart China laws and business practices are different from the West. On this there should be no dispute. There should also be no dispute on how it rarely (if ever) makes sense for companies to draft their own China

China NNN Agreements

China NNN Agreements: The Ten Most Asked Questions Answered

China NNN Agreements are Absolutely Necessary When your company does business with a Chinese company there is always a risk that your Chinese partner will use information you give it to compete against you. See It’s Perfectly Legal for Your Chinese Manufacturer to Copy Your Products. To prevent this scenario, a China Non-Disclosure, Non-Use, Non-Circumvention

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The Ticking Clock to a TikTok Stop

Earlier last month, the U.S. House of representatives passed a bill that would require ByteDance, the parent company of TikTok, to sell its stake in social media app or see it banned. Behind the move, is the U.S. Government’s concerns that the owner of TikTok’s connections to China poses a national security threat, which if

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New AD/CVD Petitions: Certain Epoxy Resins from China, India, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand (AD/CVD)

On April 3, 2024, antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions were filed against imports of certain epoxy resins from China, India, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand.  The petitions were filed by the U.S. Epoxy Resin Producers Ad Hoc Coalition, consisting of two U.S. producers, Olin Corporation and Westlake Corporation. Epoxy resins are used in

Moving your manufacturing from China to Mexico

Mexico vs. China on Manufacturing Risks

Manufacturing Risks in China vs. Mexico: A Comprehensive Analysis When weighing where to manufacture your products, comparing risks between locations is crucial. China and Mexico both offer advantages, but a deeper analysis reveals clear differences. In this post, I delve into the risks associated with manufacturing in China and Mexico, two of the world’s most

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China Copyright Law: The Basics

Understanding Copyright Protection for Your Creative Work in China China still presents exciting opportunities for creators of all kinds. But protecting your intellectual property from China can be difficult. When it comes to copyright, however, there’s good news: copyright protection in China often arises automatically upon creation, similar to the US and EU. However, enforcing

International Joint Venture lawyers

Finding Your Perfect Match: Key Questions for Successful International Joint Ventures

International Joint Ventures An international joint venture can provide a pathway to new markets, shared innovation, and the distribution of risks and resources. Yet, the allure of these global partnerships is matched by the complexity of their execution, where success hinges not merely on the alignment of business strategies but, more fundamentally, on the compatibility