Stephen Kho

Stephen Kho

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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Brexit: Trade and Regulation Outlook

The UK vote to Brexit has material economic, financial, commercial, political, legal and social implications. Once the UK government has formally notified the European Council of its citizens’ decision to leave the EU, the UK...more

6/29/2016 - Article 50 Treaty of the EU EEA EFTA EU EU Single Market General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) UK UK Brexit

Brexit: EU Later!

The UK vote to Brexit has material economic, financial, commercial, political, legal and social implications. Once the UK government has formally notified the European Council of its citizens’ decision to leave the EU, the UK...more

6/27/2016 - Article 50 Treaty of the EU Corporate Taxes EEA EFTA EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Member State UK UK Brexit WTO

New German Data Protection Law Enables a German Version of “Class Actions”

Germany has enacted a new data protection statute, which came into force on February 24, 2016, and enables business associations and consumer groups to enforce violations of German data protection laws against businesses....more

3/7/2016 - Class Representatives Data Protection Enforcement Authority Germany New Regulations Popular

Enforcement Action Possible Against Those Who Rely on Safe Harbor to Transfer Information from the EU to the United States

Wednesday, February 3, brought additional developments pertaining to the transfer of personal data from the EU to the U.S. consistent with EU privacy law. Just one day prior, we reported on the announcement by the EU and U.S....more

2/5/2016 - Article 29 Working Party (WP29) EU EU-US Privacy Shield International Data Transfers Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

China-U.S. Agreement on Cyber-Theft for Commercial Gain

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Washington D.C. led to a very significant agreement on cybersecurity, as reflected by The White House fact sheet released Friday (excerpted below). The agreement addresses a core U.S....more

9/29/2015 - China Cyber Crimes Cybersecurity DHS Foreign Relations Hackers

President Signs into Law Trade Promotion Authority, Extension of TAA, Trade Preference Programs and Changes to US Trade Remedy Law

On Monday, June 29, 2015, President Obama signed into law a bill renewing Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) (H.R. 2146), as well as legislation reauthorizing Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA 2015) and U.S. trade preference...more

7/7/2015 - Barack Obama New Legislation Trade Policy Trade Promotion Agreements Trade Relations Trans-Pacific Partnership US Trade Policies

CBP Offers U.S. Exporters Assistance in Resolving Disputes with Foreign Customs Agencies

Last week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a Federal Register Notice inviting U.S. exporters to request CBP’s assistance in resolving disputes with foreign customs agencies over the tariff classification or...more

6/23/2015 - Customs and Border Protection Exporters International Harmonization International Trade Disputes Tariff Classifications Tariffs U.S. Customs WTO

Ecuador Imposes Safeguard Import Tariffs

On March 6, 2015, Ecuador announced that it is imposing a balance of payments safeguard consisting of import tariffs between 5 and 45 percent on approximately 32 percent of products. The safeguard measure becomes effective on...more

3/11/2015 - Ecuador Imports Tariffs

Group of WTO Members Launches Negotiations to Liberalize Trade in Environmental Goods

This week marks the beginning of negotiations by a group of 14 World Trade Organization (WTO) member countries toward a new multilateral agreement to liberalize trade in “environmental goods,” a yet-to-be-defined term with...more

7/14/2014 - Exports Imports Trade Policy

The New WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

On December 7, 2013, the 159 members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) approved a new Agreement on Trade Facilitation (ATF), which is meant to expedite and streamline the customs processing of imports and exports. The ATF...more

12/18/2013 - ATF Trade Policy WTO

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