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New momentum for bill limiting contracts with Chinese biotech cos.
New momentum for bill limiting contracts with Chinese biotech cos.

The BioSecure Act appears to be advancing, and may come up for a vote in the fall. The proposal would restrict government contracts with entities that use biotech equipment or services from Chinese “companies of concern.” Details, key provisions, potential “scope creep,” and more are inside.

Compliance reminder: Two weeks left to comment on outbound rule
Compliance reminder: Two weeks left to comment on outbound rule

Just a friendly reminder that comments on the draft regulations for the outbound investment security program are due on August 4. As most readers know, the rule would restrict U.S. investments in certain technologies in countries of concern, namely China. Details and instructions are inside.

Military sites added to the CFIUS jurisdiction list won’t be the last
Military sites added to the CFIUS jurisdiction list won’t be the last

As we mentioned in last week’s edition, the Treasury Department has proposed a new rule that would expand the number of military installations over which CFIUS has jurisdiction. This is the second expansion of the real estate provisions of FIRRMA in the last year, and it won’t be the last. Details inside.

Activist group sues CFIUS over a failure to respond to FOIA request
Activist group sues CFIUS over a failure to respond to FOIA request

A conservative activist group known for filing Freedom of Information Act requests and lawsuits has filed a FOIA lawsuit against Treasury seeking communications between CFIUS and the Agriculture Department. Details, insights, a list of other FOIA requests sent to CFIUS, and the lawsuit are inside.

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