Trade and Manufacturing Monitor

News and insight from our international trade practice group

Regulatory Issues When Acquiring U.S. Pump Companies

Partner Eric McClafferty and trade analyst, Wyatt Mince, co-authored the World Pumps Magazine article “ Regulatory Issues When Acquiring U.S. Pump Companies .” When a non-U.S. pump company is buying a U.S. pump…

CFIUS Issues New Enforcement and Penalty Guidance

On October 20, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS or the Committee) issued a press release laying out new guidance to provide clarity about how the Committee assesses violations of the…

FCC Adopts Standard Questions to Facilitate Executive Branch Review of Applications Involving Foreign Interests in Applicants

At its September 30, 2021 Open Meeting, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or the “Commission”) unanimously adopted a Second Report and Order in IB Docket No. 16-155 requiring applicants with reportable…

How New CFIUS Rules on Critical Technology Affect CFIUS Filing Strategy

The Department of Treasury’s office that administers reviews of foreign investments in U.S. companies is changing how it identifies critical technology businesses and related technologies that require mandatory review…

FCC Remains Focused on Communications Supply Chain Protection; Seeks Comment on Continued Implementation of Secure Networks Act

Protecting the U.S. communications supply chain from national security threats has become a priority for the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) and the agency’s recent Communications Supply Chain…