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Gaps in New DOD Counterfeit Parts Rules Raise Compliance Questions for Contractors

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) published, on May 6, 2014, its first set of final regulations imposing specific obligations on defense contractors and their suppliers for the detection and avoidance of counterfeit...more

FTC Emphasizes 'Aggressive Enforcement' and 'Vigorous Education' on Military Consumer Protection Issues

Charles A. Harwood, Deputy Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection of the Federal Trade Commission, testified before a U.S. Senate committee last week about military consumer protection issues. Deputy Director Harwood's...more

Proposal to expand Military Loan Act coverage appears likely

Based on testimony to a Senate Committee last week by Holly Petraeus, CFPB Assistant Director with the Office of Servicemember Affairs, it looks very likely that an expansion of Military Loan Act coverage will be among...more

FTC Obtains Settlement Regarding Marketing Of Mortgage Refinancing Services To Servicemembers; Announces First Settlements In...

On June 27, the FTC announced that a mortgage broker will pay a $7.5 million civil penalty to resolve alleged violations of the agency’s Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) and Mortgage Acts and Practices – Advertising Rule (MAP...more

Alert: Canada Updating its Controls Over Exports and Technology Transfers

The Canadian government has announced a number changes to Canada’s Export Control List (ECL), which sets out the goods, services and technology subject to export and technology transfer controls that include permit and...more

Advertising News & Analysis – December 13, 2012

In this issue: - It’s Easier Being Green - Off-Label Marketing Protected by First Amendment - Understanding New Restrictions on Advertising GI Bill Benefits - FTC Looks at "The Big Picture" - Upcoming...more

Canada Expands Economic Sanctions Against Iran

On November 21, 2011, Canada announced new sanctions against Iran in coordination with authorities in the United States and the United Kingdom. These sanctions, implemented in response to the November 9, 2011 International...more

New Economic Sanctions Against Syria

On May 24, 2011, the Canadian government announced the immediate imposition of economic sanctions against Syria. The measures include an asset freeze against persons associated with the current Syrian regime and entities...more

Proposed US Defence Control Changes Aim to Resolve Conflicts with Canadian Human Rights Law

Canadian companies dealing in aerospace and military goods and technology have long struggled with requirements under the US International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITARs) that prohibit employees of certain nationalities...more

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