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U.S. Tightens Rules for Foreign Deals’ Security Risk Reviews (1)

Jan. 14, 2020, 12:33 AM

The Trump administration on Monday issued long-awaited rules that will intensify scrutiny of foreign investment in U.S. companies.

The final regulations, which will go into effect on Feb. 13, put teeth in a 2018 law that expanded the authority of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, or Cfius, to examine national security risks posed by foreign deals. More cross-border transactions will now be subject to reviews by the inter-agency panel, exposing a greater number of deals to the risk of rejection by the U.S. government.

Steven Mnuchin
Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

“These regulations strengthen our national security and modernize the investment...

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