A survey released last week revealed that American companies are facing backlash in China over continuing trade disputes between the two countries. Less than two weeks after the U.S. increased tariffs on Chinese imports, nearly half of members of the American Chamber of Commerce in China reported facing retaliatory measures by the Chinese government.
In today’s global economy, many companies will encounter disputes with firms in another country. Many may wonder, how does an international lawsuit begin? We often take service of process for granted in domestic lawsuits – people view it as a given. However, when international firms are involved, the rules change.
Talks between Chinese and American officials continue concerning tariffs and intellectual property (IP) concerns. The U.S. continues in its demands that Chinese improve IP protections regarding American businesses.
California companies work extensively with China in marketing iPhones. Companies also market other technological devices there as well.
One notable phrase in the popular "Game of Thrones" franchise is, "winter is coming." The Stark family motto is as much a warning to be vigilant as it is a pragmatic forecast of seasonal change.
On paper, China is a signatory to several international treaties intended to facilitate access to justice when commercial disputes arise and trigger business litigation. Those experienced in the process, though, will confirm that resolving such disputes is not a simple one.
Cultural diversity is a reality of the business world today. Global trade is happening at a faster clip than ever before. With diversity in trade comes a variety in legal processes from country to country. Many in the United States have a concept of how the law works here based on personal experience. Still, many an entrepreneur has been caught short by subtle differences in laws from state to state.
Could the operational environment for cooperative business ventures between Chinese and U.S. companies be in for some closer scrutiny? That's what some legal experts are predicting in the wake of charges filed in a high profile case under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
A Chinese law intended to tighten Cybersecurity within that country's borders are now in effect. We wrote about this development earlier this year, just ahead of its formal enactment. That post provided a general overview of the burden it would place on foreign companies looking to do business in the People's Republic of China.
Chinese consumers have become a major force in many industries. So, for U.S. companies in many different fields, the Chinese market could be very attractive and one that plays a big role in their overall business strategy.