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Dentons' pick of global regulatory trends to watch in 2017 - National security and foreign investment review

by Dentons on

Focus on the US - Defense and national security - The 115th Congress will mark the first opportunity in a decade for a Republican-controlled House and Senate to work with a Republican president. In 2017, leading...more

Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update - December 2016

by Dentons on

We are pleased to bring you the December edition of “Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update,” a summary of the relevant changes that took place during the month of November. Highlights this month include...more

Substantial Transformation of IT Products Under the TAA Requires Careful Consideration

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

The Trade Agreement Act (“TAA”) utilizes a “substantial transformation” test in determining the country of origin of an end product composed of various parts from various countries. Substantial transformation is assessed and...more

FCPA Compliance Report-Episode 292-Jared Connors on FARs and DFARs [Video]

by Thomas Fox on

In this episode Jared Connors and I discuss: 1. What is a FAR? 2. What’s the differences with DFARs? 3. What types of companies should be concerned? 4. What are some examples of covered with these regulations? 5. What...more

BIS Ends Encryption Registration Requirement and Announces Other Amendments to Encryption Rules (IRB No. 550)

by Bryan Cave on

On September 21, 2016, the Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) announced various and wide-ranging amendments to the encryption rules in the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”). Some of the changes in the amended...more

Corporate Investigations and White Collar Defense - August 2016

Spotlight on the False Claims Act - Why it matters: This month, we review a recent Ninth Circuit case that allowed a qui tam relator’s action against various Medicare Advantage organizations to proceed, holding that the...more

The Real Export Compliance Challenges of Simulation Software

by Miller Canfield on

Simulation software plays a vital role within industry by virtualising the natural trial and error of research and development, as well as reducing the expensive hands-on training time necessary to achieve mastery over...more

ITAR For Government Contractors: Revised For Recent Amendments

by Williams Mullen on

One of the most important areas of regulation for defense contractors is the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (“ITAR”). ITAR are the State Department controls that regulate the defense industry. Companies regulated...more

Opportunities for Increased Drug Sales to the VA

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Pharmaceutical manufacturers that produce drugs in non-designated countries under the Trade Agreements Act (TAA) may now have an opportunity to increase their sales to the United States government. The Department of Veterans...more

Veterans Affairs to Permit Acquisition of Non-TAA-Compliant Drugs

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In a significant policy reversal, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced that it will require all covered drugs under the Veterans Health Care Act (VHCA) to be offered on Federal Supply Schedule (FSS)...more

The UK Modern Slavery Act and Supply Chain Responsibility

by Fenwick & West LLP on

In October 2015, the UK Modern Slavery Act (MSA) became effective, which requires all companies doing business in the UK with worldwide turnover of at least £36 million (or approximately $51 million as of the date of this...more

Public-private team of security experts disrupt Dorkbot malware

This is how it should be—private companies working with law enforcement to disrupt evil doers on the Internet. Late last week, Microsoft announced that it teamed up with the Department of Homeland Security, Europol, the FBI,...more

Expect Focus – International, Summer 2015

by Carlton Fields on

In This Issue: - TTIP’s Impact on U.S. and EU Trade Relations - Proposed Innovation Box Legislation - Justice Department Recovers Nearly $6 Billion From False Claims Act Cases in 2014 - Rules...more

5 Takeaways From Former SAP Exec's FCPA Case

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On Aug. 12, 2015, Vincente Garcia (former head of Latin American sales for SAP International Inc.) pled guilty in federal court in San Francisco to violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. In addition to pleading...more

DOJ’s Warning to High-Tech Companies: SAP Official Pleads Guilty To FCPA Violation

by Michael Volkov on

When DOJ acts, they like to make a splash. While the FCPA Paparazzi have been lamenting the “slow down” in FCPA enforcement actions and the increase in case closings, DOJ still makes its mark when it acts, and I expect more...more

The Baby and the Bathwater: The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Intrusion and Surveillance Software...

If you are not aware, please take note that the July 20, 2015 deadline is fast approaching for comments to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) proposed rule on the export control of certain...more

South African Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP): Salient Features Of And Changes To The...

by Allen & Overy LLP on

Briefing Note 23 and Parts A, B and C of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) Request for Qualification and Proposals (RFP) Expedited Bid Submission Window (EW) dated June 2015 have...more

Export Control Laws for the General Counsel

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You are the chief legal officer of a U.S. company. Your CEO walks into your office and announces that your company is about to conclude its first international sale. In addition, the company has just appointed distributors in...more

Weekly Update Newsletter - June 2015

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS - DoD, GSA, and NASA Issue a Proposed Rule to Amend FAR: Consolidation and Bundling of Contract Requirements - The Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and...more

Reed Smith's Government Contracts Weekly Rundown - April 2015 #4

by Reed Smith on

Here is a rundown of last week’s top developments related to government contracts to get you back on track and ready for this week....more

Trade Agreements Act Compliance Activity Increasing at VA

by Morgan Lewis on

Companies should include internal TAA compliance reviews in their overall manufacturing compliance programs. Every manufacturer of medical devices and pharmaceuticals that offers a product for sale to the federal...more

Blog: The Trade Agreements Act and Sales of Medical Devices to the U.S. Government

by Cooley LLP on

Does your company sell medical devices to the U.S. Government, either directly or through a reseller or distributor? Are those devices or supplies manufactured at least partly in a country other than the U.S.? ...more

Medical Device Companies Face Severe FCA Penalties for TAA Violations

by Reed Smith on

A spate of recent multi-million dollar settlements has shown that medical device manufacturers are subject to substantial liability under the False Claims Act (FCA) if they misstate the country of origin of their products in...more

[Event] The Aerospace & Defense Forum: Cross-Border Opportunities in Mexican Aerospace - Mar. 24, San Diego, CA

The objective of this panel is to provide practical insights and guidance to U.S. aerospace firms doing business in Mexico, both as an end market, as well as a source of operating and business advantages. Our panel will...more

Electronic waste rules could help thwart flow of counterfeit parts

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

As highlighted in a report by the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, a flood of counterfeit electronic parts from China threatens the reliability of sophisticated defense technologies from thermal weapon sights to advanced...more

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