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CFIUS Report: Significant Increase In Scuttled Deals
A large number of attempted foreign acquisitions of US businesses ran into CFIUS trouble in 2012.
United States
13 Jan 2014
2
European Union Requests Consultations In First WTO Dispute Settlement With Russia
The European Union recently formally requested consultations with the Russian Federation at the World Trade Organization regarding a Russian "recycling fee" on imported vehicles.
United States
30 Jul 2013
3
The Curse Of The Zombie Importer: Defunct Company's CBP Duties And Penalties Haunt Successor
In a recent decision, the US Court of International Trade held that a company that acquired the assets of a bankrupt entity might be held responsible for that entity’s $6.8 million in unpaid Customs duties and penalties.
United States
24 Jul 2013
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Keep Away: CFIUS Forces Procon-Lincoln Divestment, Demonstrating Continuing Strict Scrutiny Of Acquisitions Near Defense Installations
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States has forced the unwinding of another Chinese acquisition, as announced on June 18, 2013.
United States
14 Jul 2013
5
DFARS Final Rule Regarding US/UK And US/Australia Trade Treaties Issued
The US Department of Defense, DAR Council recently issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement.
United States
3 Jul 2013
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Timely Reminder About Untimely Petitions:
In January of this year, US Customs and Border Protection, updated its guidelines for cancellation and mitigation of claims for liquidated damages when companies are late in filing claims for relief.
United States
1 Jul 2013
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US State Department Releases Final Responsible Investment Reporting Requirements For Burma: Some Reports Due July 1, 2013
The US Department of State recently released the final "Burma Responsible Investment Reporting Requirements", which updates and clarifies the previously proposed reporting requirements for "new investments" in Burma authorized under General License No. 17 issued by the US Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control.
United States
25 Jun 2013
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A Timely Reminder About Untimely Petitions: CBP Changes to Liquidated Damages Guidelines Have Increased the Cost of Slow Responses
In January of this year, US Customs and Border Protection, updated its guidelines for cancellation and mitigation of claims for liquidated damages when companies are late in filing claims for relief.
United States
21 Jun 2013
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US-Australia Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty Implemented In ITAR And Officially In Effect; License-Free Exports Now Available For Australia Under Certain Circumstances
On April 11, 2013, the US State Department, Directorate of Trade Controls, issued a final rule amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations to implement the Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty between the United States and Australia.
United States
4 Jun 2013
10
EU Relaxes Sanctions Against Syria, Including Oil Embargo, And Ends Economic Sanctions Against Myanmar/Burma
The Foreign Affairs Council of the EU recently agreed to soften sanctions against Syria and to introduce further waivers in a calculated move to recognise the Syrian National Coalition for Opposition and Revolutionary Forces.
Worldwide
22 May 2013
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UK Legislation Permitting Deferred Prosecution Agreements Is Approved
On 25 April the Crime and Courts Bill received Royal Assent and became the Crime and Courts Act 2013.
UK
8 May 2013
12
International Discovery Issues - April 24, 2013
Welcome to the latest issue of the Section 337 Update.
United States
7 May 2013
13
(Really) Red Ink: $45 Million Settlement On Ink Imports Highlights The Significance Of Country Of Origin Analysis
A discussion on the importance of the country of origin analysis, in the light of a settlement reached between the US Department of Justice and an importer of pigment.
United States
29 Apr 2013
14
Coordinating Litigation Strategies In Parallel District Court And ITC Proceedings
Welcome to the latest issue of the Section 337 Update.
United States
5 Dec 2012
15
CFIUS Flexes Its Muscles
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS or the Committee) has increasingly sought to expand its authority.
United States
9 Nov 2012
16
SEC Adopts Conflict Minerals Rule, Affecting Global Supply Chains In Many Sectors
Final Conflict Minerals Rule Requires Issuers to Make First Annual Disclosures by May 2014 for Calendar Year 2013; Supply Chain Diligence Will Affect Thousands of Firms Worldwide That Manufacture, Contract to Manufacture, or Supply Finished Goods, Components, or Raw Materials Containing Tin, Tantalum, Tungsten, or Gold.
United States
20 Sep 2012
17
Managing Political Risk Through Bilateral Investment Treaties
Foreign investors invest in projects in host states in the hope and expectation of success and a reasonable return on their investment.
United States
3 Sep 2012
19
Standard Chartered Bank Accused Of Prohibited Dealings With Iran
Standard Chartered Bank (SCB), a wholly owned subsidiary of Standard Chartered plc, a British bank, faces the possible loss of its New York banking license following accusations by the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) that the bank hid 60,000 transactions involving Iran over the course of almost a decade.
United States
15 Aug 2012
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What Role Do You Play In Import Compliance?
US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has been working to completely revamp its regulations governing licensed customs brokers.
United States
16 Jul 2012
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