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(LONDON) We recently wrote that a crucial committee vote on the new EU Data Protection Regulation had been pushed back until May 29-30. The vote has been delayed again until an unspecified future date, although Jan Phillip...more
Yesterday, President Obama put forth nominations for two posts critical to the trade community - U.S. Trade Representative and Secretary of Commerce - rounding out personnel announcements made this week that include the...more
The unconventional hydrocarbon resource boom that hit the US and Europe had gone relatively unnoticed in Russia until recently. Ignoring the world’s fascination with the potential of unconventional resources, Russia...more
On March 7 and 8, 2013, President Obama took two important steps to further U.S. export control reform. First, the President notified Congress of the proposed transfer of certain items relating to aircraft and gas turbine...more
In January 2010, President Barack Obama announced a National Export Initiative (NEI), which was intended to lead to a long-term, sustainable economic growth for the United States, with a goal of doubling exports by 2015 to...more
The Obama Administration has recently announced its intention to begin negotiating a new agreement aimed at promoting international trade in services. These negotiations, which have received strong backing from both the...more
In This Issue:
- Making Decisions on Corporate Campaign Expenditures
- What’s in Store in Congresson Campaign Finance Reform?
- DC Circuit Reversed Van Hollen. Players Changed Tactics to Avoid Disclosure. ...more
GMR’s ouster from the US$511 million airport modernization project in Maldives has refocused the spotlight on political risks facing foreign investments. As the GMR-Maldives story unfolds, this is a good time for Indian...more
In this issue:
- Could Your Affiliate’s Activities Subject Your Company to the New Iran Reporting Requirements?
- New York Attorney General Proposes New Rules Requiring Nonprofits Funding Political Communications to...more
In This Issue:
- 01 U.S.-China Trade Concerns Highlighted In Report To Congress
- 02 Congressional Committee Finds Huawei And ZTE To Be Threats To National Security
- 03 Administration Announces Manufacturing...more
Just one day before President Barack Obama embarked on the first-ever trip to Burma by a sitting U.S. president, on November 16, 2012, the U.S. government removed most import restrictions on goods from Burma. This joint...more
As we reported last month, the Obama administration continues to display a commitment to increasingly tough sanctions against Iran and its trading partners. Over the past few weeks, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office...more
The election is over. Whew!! Washington, D.C. is slowly getting back to “normal.” The question now is what changes, if any, will occur in the enforcement arena....more
In contrast to their first debate encounter, President Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney engaged on international trade issues extensively during the second and third presidential debates, which were held on October...more
In This Issue:
- International Trade And U.S. Manufacturing Get Prime Time Exposure In Second And Third Presidential Debates
- Special Feature: Book Review - Producing Prosperity: Why America Needs a Manufacturing...more
Since 2005, federal contractors have been on notice that the Government has “zero tolerance” for any federal contractor found to be complicit in aiding human trafficking. For the past seven years, however, that “zero...more
Oct. 25 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia runs through the week's most important legal news. Bank of America was sued by the federal government for over $1 billion in damages on claims that the bank defrauded...more
As we have reported in recent months, the United States consistently has been taking steps to expand diplomatic and commercial relations with Myanmar. And in recent weeks, that effort has continued.
In This Issue:
Obama v. Romney Tax Plans; IRS Rules That Excess Mortgage Servicing Is “Good” Asset and Produces “Good” Income for REIT purposes; Tax Court Finds Arrangement to be Equity for Tax Purposes in Pepsico...more
In a recent Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) promulgated for comment revisions to its Section 337 discovery procedures. If implemented largely as proposed, which is likely given the...more
The Democratic platform released last week emphasizes the need to promote international trade that is both free and fair. In particular, the platform touts Obama Administration efforts under the Trans-Pacific Partnership to...more
On July 27, 2012, Senator Charles Schumer of New York sent an open letter to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geitner, who serves as the chairman of the Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States (“CFIUS”). Schumer urged...more
The drumbeat of criticism continues – companies pay huge fines for illegal behavior and no individuals are prosecuted for criminal offenses. The political left and right are there to criticize every prosecutorial decision. ...more
On August 10, 2012, President Obama signed into law the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012 (the “Act”). The passage of the Act, which reflects the strengthening of a comprehensive US Government approach...more
On August 10, 2012, President Obama signed into law the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012, H.R. 1905 (the Act). The Act is the U.S. government’s latest response to Iran’s illegal nuclear program and the...more
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