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Effective July 1, 2013, President Obama's Executive Order 13645 implements certain provisions of the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act of 20121 (IFCA) and expands the Iranian sanctions regime to new sectors of Iran’s...more
In a recent position (n. 12/E dated May 3, 2013) Tax Authorities dealt again with the amendments made by Law Decree n. 179/2012 with reference to the international transports taxation.
In particular, art. 38 par. 1 of...more
The United States has added three airlines from Europe and Asia, as well as two individual airline executives and 13 aircraft, to the list of Specially Designated Nationals (SDNs) due to the airlines’ support for Iran Air and...more
President Obama has issued a new Executive Order that goes into effect July 1, 2013. The Executive Order targets new areas of the Iranian economy for sanctions, including exchange transactions involving Iranian Rials and...more
On May 31, 2013, the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rule regarding Ocean Transportation Intermediaries (OTI) in the Federal Register (78 Fed. Reg. 32,946 (Federal Maritime Commission...more
Michigan farmers are among legions of organizations expressing gratitude now that a new bridge between the U.S. and Canada has been approved by the Obama Administration, setting the stage for a sharp increase in trade between...more
In This Issue:
Energy & Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Commerce; Department of Energy; Department of Interior; Department of State; Department of Transportation; Environmental Protection...more
Today, the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) voted 3-2 to move forward with reforming the Ocean Transportation Intermediaries (OTI) rules, regulating U.S.- and foreign-based non-vessel-operating common carriers (NVOCC)...more
Our Business Across Borders report series, written by The Economist Intelligence Unit, investigates the biggest issues facing global business.
The first of five reports and video commentary, Licence to travel, examines...more
The Court of Appeal’s recent decision in Olympic Airlines SA (in special liquidation) v ACG Acquisition XX LLC  EWCA Civ 369 gives welcome comfort to lessors that properly drafted Certificates of Acceptance will provide...more
An important decision for the ship sale and purchase market has confirmed that buyers entering into a standard form Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) (on Norwegian Sale Form (NSF) 1993 terms and similar, e.g., the 2012 terms) do...more
Cuba Details Rules for Special Economic Zone -
The Cuban government last week released details of customs reforms for a long-planned free trade industrial manufacturing and maritime shipping facility in the Mariel...more
General Legislative - Tomorrow, April 9, the House will meet at 2:00 pm for legislative business. Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules will include: (1) H.R. 254 – Bonneville Unit Clean Hydropower...more
President Obama recently announced the Rebuild America Partnership plan (RAPP), a bipartisan effort focused on rebuilding the nation’s aging infrastructure and driving economic growth. Through RAPP, the President proposes to...more
“Application of the [EU] emissions trading scheme to aviation infringes neither the principles of customary international law at issue nor the Open Skies Agreement”.
This was the judgment of the European Court of...more
Cargo airlines operating in Alberta may soon find themselves training their front-line staff to ask more questions when dealing with individual consumers. Last month, the Provincial Court of Alberta released a decision in...more
In This Issue:
- General Legislative
- Agriculture and Food
- Budget, Appropriations and Sequestration
- Financial Services
The United States Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking under which foreign unlicensed Non-Vessel Operating Common Carriers (NVOCCs) will be allowed to register with the Commission and...more
In This Issue:
- All Hat And No Chattel: Life After Cape Town
- Q&A - The Future Of Eca Financing
- Deal Of The Year - An Innovative Engine Re-Securitization
- Pillsbury Case...more
As the new year brings in a new term for the Obama Administration, the pace of Iran sanctions shows no sign of slowing. As we reported in October and November, Washington’s commitment to denying Iran the ability to advance...more
Satellite Export Controls Now Eligible to be Returned to Commerce Department Jurisdiction -
On January 3, 2013, President Obama signed into law Public Law No. 112-239, the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act of...more
On 21 December 2012, the Council of the European Union (EU) adopted the EU-wide legislation clarifying important details of the expanded sanctions measures already agreed by the Council in broad terms on 15 October 2012.1...more
In This Issue:
Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Department of Energy; Department of Interior; Department of Transportation; Environmental Protection Agency; Federal Trade Commission; Nuclear Regulatory Commission;...more
On Tuesday, the United States Senate confirmed William P. Doyle, of Pennsylvania, to be a Federal Maritime Commissioner for the term expiring June 30, 2013. Commissioner Doyle joins Chairman Richard A. Lidinsky, Jr., Michael...more
Florida's economy needs its active and efficient ports and while on one hand, there's construction underway to make Port Miami big enough to deal with the increased traffic coming from the Panama Canal expansion, on the other...more
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