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Trade restrictions run counter to goal of phasing out fossil fuels

“Critics of the June WRO’s enforcement also say it does not account for the progress solar manufacturers have made in moving supply chains out of Xinjiang and, as such, punishes companies who are complying and doing what the administration ultimately wants.”

[Forbes]

U.S. mulls technology restrictions on Russia

“The impact could range from aircraft avionics and machine tools to smartphones, games consoles, tablets and televisions, the person said. Under some actions, Russia could face export controls as stringent as those for Cuba, Iran, North Korea and Syria, according to the person.”

[Bloomberg]

Japan, U.S. considering export controls for advanced technology

“They are currently specifying the fields to be subject to regulation, which would likely include semiconductor manufacturing equipment, quantum cryptography and artificial intelligence.”

[Yomiuri Shimbun]

Vietnam deputy PM assigns ministries to speed up customs clearance with China

“Due to tightened COVID-19 measures and technical difficulties, thousands of container trucks have been stuck at Vietnam’s border gates with China since mid-December.”

[ANI]

India to allow imports of U.S. pork and products

“India is still pressing for restoration of its beneficiary status under the Generalized System of Preferences, the U.S. program that provides some tariff-free access for imports from developing countries that expired at the end of 2020.”

[Reuters]

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