US-China trade war part three: Cfius

Author: John Crabb | Published: 24 Jan 2020

Part one of this series, which looks at tariffs, can be found  here

Part two, on banking regulations and the trade war, can be found  here

Like many disputes before it, the ongoing trade war between the US and China is being fought on many fronts. As well as the restrictions and tariffs being imposed on either side, strong regulatory protections have been installed in the US that prevent Chinese investors from acquiring companies that its government deems to be of significant national importance.

The regulation falls under the jurisdiction of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (Cfius), an interagency committee with the authority to review transactions that may result in foreign persons or businesses controlling certain types of business in the US, to ascertain their impact on US national security.

The final part of this three-part series looks at steps the US...