Topic: international trade

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Money Laundering, 3D Printers, Age Discrimination, Obamacare Requirements

On September 13, 1898, Hannibal Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film. On September 13, 2013, schoolchildren around the world say, “Huh? What’s photographic film?” It’s time for banks to move anti-money laundering compliance to the front burner… (Manatt) “We’ll argue this whistleblower case all the way to the Supreme Court if we have to…” (Whistleblower Law… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Bumpy Road Ahead, Corporate Social Media, International Dismissal Toolkit, US Trade Secrets

Keeping up with the Joneses is a whole lot easier when you read the JD Supra Corporate Brief every morning: There is no way to keep your company from being hacked. So you need to be prepared… (LXBN) Fasten your seat belts: the road ahead for global economic growth will be bumpy… (Bennett Jones) Corporate… Read more »

Doing Business in China: Need-to-Know from JD Supra

From online privacy, to revised labor laws, to health care considerations, and more … here’s a roundup of recent legal advisories covering a broad range of issues on doing business in the People’s Republic of China. For your reference: Privacy in China: New Rule to Protect Personal Information (Dechert LLP): “The Standing Committee of the… Read more »

Latest Iran Sanctions: Need-to-Know from JD Supra

The net of international sanctions on Iran and entities that do business with the Iranian regime continues to tighten. For your reference, here’s a roundup of latest commentary and analysis on sanctions imposed by the United States and Europe: U.S. Activity New Iran Sanctions Enacted (BakerHostetler): “The [latest] law, which comes just shy of five… Read more »

JD Supra On Antitrust: Price-Fixing, Cooperation Agreements, Joint Operating Agreements, and More

Here’s a roundup of recent analysis and commentary on JD Supra, covering a broad range of anti-competition matters, including “most-favored nation” clauses, allocation of customers, attempted monopolization and more: DOJ/FTC Ask if MFNs Are Anti-Competitive, and Get an Earful (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP): “The United States antitrust enforcement agencies — Department of… Read more »

Export Control: Reform Efforts Making Progress

The nation’s healthcare system isn’t the only thing on President Obama’s reform agenda. In August 2009, he launched an initiative to reform the US export control system. From Skadden Arps: “… President Obama’s Export Control Reform Initiative has proposed a number of changes designed to streamline and reduce the burdens imposed by the current U.S.… Read more »

Doing Business in the Middle East: A JD Supra Legal Reader

For your reference, here’s a roundup of recent legal advisories on the broad topic of doing business in the Middle East: Iraq Iraq Perspectives – May 2012 (Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP) “Iraq is recovering from decades of war, sanctions and domestic unrest, and the country is in urgent need of all types of infrastructure… Read more »

International Interesting: Syria, Russia, UK Bribery, Qatar, Australia, More

Seven international updates caught our eye today. For your reference:  Russia Accedes to OECD Anti-Bribery Convention (Dinsmore & Shohl) “The law defines foreign government official to include any appointed or elected official who has a position in any legislative, executive, administrative, or judicial branch of a foreign country or an individual who serves any public… Read more »

Trade Compliance Handbook

Law firm Thompson Coburn has produced a comprehensive guide to compliance with United States trade laws for general counsel and others in the business of importing and exporting products, technology, and services. Of particular note are the 33-page “dictionary of trade terms” (from “ACE” to “Zone Status”), and in-depth summaries of the import and export… Read more »

China Law Roundup: Trade Matters, Merger Review, Anti-Monopoly Law, Data Privacy, & More

For your reference, a roundup of recent China-focused advisories from leading global law firms, covering a broad range of corporate issues: China Loses Raw Materials Case In World Trade Organization’s Appellate Body; Possible Implications For China’s Rare Earth Metals Quotas (King & Spalding) “The World Trade Organization (‘WTO’) Appellate Body found that China’s export restrictions… Read more »

Russia and the WTO: Accession Means Trade Barriers Lowered, IP Protections Raised, More…

“After 18 years of negotiations, on 16 December 2011, Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) accepted the terms of the Russian Federation’s accession. Russia will officially become a WTO Member 30 days following the ratification of its Protocol of Accession, which will take place before 15 June 2012.” It took nearly 20 years, but… Read more »