US regulators focused on Chinese technology companies, banning American companies from selling products telecom equipment maker ZTE. US telecom are also be barred from buying equipment from foreign companies deemed a security risk, a move likely to hurt Chinese telecom Huawei as well as ZTE.
At the same time, there has been an increase in Chinese companies shipping to the U.S. which are finding ways to evade existing U.S. customs duties by shipping products to other nations and re-labeling them with a different country of origin, such as Vietnam or Mexico which does not have high duties on the same products including steel and sea food goods. U.S. agencies are seeking ways to try to stop this practice including allowing whistleblowers to report the fraud and collect up to 30% of what the government collects.
Jeffrey Newman represents whistleblowers.