ANALYSIS: Legal Authorities of the U.S.-China Trade War

Oct. 21, 2019, 5:17 PM

Worldwide media attention has tended to chase the latest developments out of the White House in the U.S.-China trade war while neglecting analysis of actions under existing U.S. legal powers that have bipartisan support and will outlive the Trump administration.

Slower to develop and implement than arbitrarily imposed tariffs, and undramatic as Twitter and news fodder, these legal actions will be enduring features of the U.S.-China economic relationship. Companies doing business in both the United States and China, and their legal counsels, need fluency in the impact of these government actions and their related legal authorities.

1. CFIUS—Interagency Action Against ...

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