Entries by Herb Cochran

US Justice Dept. says Chinese agents stole GE, Micron technology secrets

A former General Electric engineer and a Chinese businessman were indicted Apr 18, 2019 on charges of economic espionage and conspiring to steal the U.S. company’s trade secrets related to gas turbine technologies, according to the Justice Department.  The two passed on the stolen trade secrets, knowing it would benefit the Chinese government, the department said.

Taiwan — unlikely beneficiary of the trade war?

Tsai Ing-wen may be the one democratic leader thanking her lucky stars for the U.S.-China trade war. The uncertainty generated by the trade war has Taiwanese companies shifting operations back home. It also is fueling hopes that big multinationals will switch out of China and boost Taiwan’s prospects.

Company to pay $62.5 million for alleged transshipments to evade dumping duty on Chinese saccharin

Univar USA Inc.  has agreed to pay the United States $62.5 million to settle allegations under the customs penalty statute that it was grossly negligent or negligent when it imported 36 shipments of transshipped saccharin between 2007 and 2012. The saccharin was manufactured in China and transshipped through Taiwan to evade a 329 percent antidumping

Court decision closes loophole for China goods exported to U.S. (Customs FAQ)

“The U.S. Department of Commerce imposed countervailing and anti-dumping duties (19 U.S.C. 1671) on the importation of solar cells and modules, laminates, and/or panels, containing solar cells imported or sold for importation from China. In defining the class or kind of merchandise within the scope of the orders, Commerce used a new test, rather than

SGS accredited as a 3rd Party Certifying Body for FDA and FSMA in Vietnam (Food Safety FAQ)

SGS has been accredited for two FDA programs under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA): Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP) and Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP). These two programs allow expedited entry through Customs into the USA for Vietnamese food facilities/exporters certified under these programs.