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China and Korea progress to second phase of bilateral FTA negotiations; intersection of RCEP and TPP remains key area of interest

China, South Korea - October 3 2013 Chinese and Korean negotiators convened for three days in early September 2013 for the seventh round of China-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA)…

Christopher F. Corr, Samuel David Scoles

All eyes on the Shanghai Free Trade Zone

China - October 3 2013 The formal launch of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (SFTZ) on September 29, 2013 could be a watershed moment for ushering in key financial and…

Christopher F. Corr, Samuel David Scoles

China renames regulatory agency: what’s in store for the cosmetics and medical device industries?

China - June 5 2013 In March 2013, the National People's Congress of China formally changed the name of the State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) to the China Food…

Christopher F. Corr, Samuel David Scoles

Glencore's long march to take over Xstrata

China - April 26 2013 At long last, Glencore has overcome the final regulatory hurdle and secured the approval of China's Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) to acquire the 66…

Rebecca Campbell, John Tivey

China seeks comments on draft Patent Law

China - October 5 2012 On August 10, 2012, China's State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) released a notice to seek public comments on the draft Patent Law (the 4th amendment) (the “Draft”), aiming to address patent enforcement challenges, particularly those revealed in administrative enforcement issues related to patent infringement.

Christopher F. Corr, Samuel David Scoles