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Christine M. Streatfeild

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Concern regarding IP theft and other forms of unfair trade practices have been of paramount importance in the past five years in the United States – and have indeed been the justification for imposing significant and long-lasting trade barriers. The Biden Administration affirmed its commitment to using a wide range of remedies to address such trade practices through a set of reports on the 100-day interagency reviews conducted pursuant to Executive Order 14017 “America’s Supply…

In the recent flurry of US Government activity related to Xinjiang, one thing is clear: trade compliance risks continue to increase for companies with supply chains that involve Xinjiang. These latest actions add to the expanding list of companies that face import bans, export bans, and sometimes both, in addition to broader measures under consideration in Congress. This blog post summarizes the past month’s developments. Companies with Xinjiang anywhere in their supply chains should be…

It goes without saying that altering your supply chain will mean that you need to share your valuable intellectual property (IP) with your new suppliers. So, it is critical to consider the impact of supply chain disruptions on your IP rights, which may differ depending on the type of IP being shared. First, before altering your supply chain, it will be important to consider what impact the proposed alterations to your supply chain will have…