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Structured Thoughts -- Special Issue October 1, 2012 -- It’s Complicated: A Recap of SIFMA’s Complex Products Conference

On September 27, 2012, SIFMA hosted a conference on Complex Products. The day-long session covered “complex products” and included various presentations about structured products and exchange-traded products. Many materials...more

Chinese Contracting Best Practices

There are many risks involved in dealing with Chinese companies. We previously discussed The Importance Of China Due Diligence And Corporate Seals. And we asked the probing question: Is The Era Of Cheap Goods From China...more

Australia Expands Warranty Protection for Consumers

Exporting to Australia just got a little trickier for consumer product and service providers. The Australian Consumer Law (the “Act”) was recently amended to expand the warranty protections afforded to consumers. These...more

Spin Master Fined $1.3 Million for Harmful Aqua Dots Toy

Spin Master, a Canadian toy manufacturer, has agreed to pay $1.3 million to settle claims with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) regarding the import and sale of Aqua Dots, which is a banned hazardous...more

FDA’s Special Report on Product Safety and Quality

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a special report on product safety and quality designed to meet the challenges imposed by the increasing number of FDA-regulated imports and a complex global supply...more

REACH - An Enforcement Update

In the months leading up to the REACH first registration date on 1 December 2010, the focus of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) was understandably on the 25,000 registration dossiers submitted. It is understood that it is...more

EU Cosmetics Regulation Receives Welcome Facelift

Last month, the European Parliament approved new rules that will increase cosmetic safety and simplify regulatory procedures in the European Union. The legislation, which resulted from a compromise negotiation between...more

Greening of Consumer Products - July 2, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE: *Congress reaches agreement on parts of Consumer Product Safety Bill *$20 billion Organic industry in litigation over what is truly organic *Import Working Group to release progress summary on product...more

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