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Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments, October 2017

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TSCA/FIFRA/TRI - EPA Schedules PPDC Meeting: On October 13, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the scheduling of a Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) meeting for November 1-2, 2017. 82...more

OECD Publishes Summary of Dossier on Silver Nanoparticles

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) published a report entitled Silver Nanoparticles: Summary of the Dossier. The Summary states that Korea led the testing of silver nanoparticles under OECD’s...more

Financial Services Quarterly Report - Third Quarter 2017: Luxembourg Developments

by Dechert LLP on

Luxembourg recently has taken a number of actions in connection with the transposition or implementation of various EU directives and regulations, respectively, into national law. The Luxembourg government deposited a bill of...more

Human Rights Considerations & Best Practices for Energy Companies

by King & Spalding on

International human rights laws and norms are increasingly playing a role in shaping how energy companies conduct their business all over the world. Shareholders increasingly demand compliance with human rights norms;...more

OECD Releases Test Guidelines Specifically Developed to Address Nanomaterials

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On October 12, 2017, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) announced the release of 17 new, updated, corrected, or deleted Test Guidelines. The Test Guidelines include three specifically developed...more

Anti-Corruption Update: A Global Perspective

by Bryan Cave on

Anticorruption conventions and legislation have global reach and introduce compliance demands on companies to prevent bribery. If your business operates on the global market, there is a risk that your employees or...more

OECD releases reviews on BEPS Action 14

by DLA Piper on

The OECD has released analyses of individual country efforts to improve dispute resolution mechanisms. Belgium, Canada, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States are the subject of this first...more

Methods and Guidance for Testing the Efficacy of Antimicrobials against Spores of Clostridium diffic

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On September 29, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of two final test method Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for evaluating the efficacy of antimicrobials against spores of...more

Greenland joins Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes

by DLA Piper on

On 29 August 2017, Greenland officially joined the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes. Greenland thereby declared its commitment to implement both the international standard of exchange...more

OECD Tour de Table Highlights International Developments on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On September 27, 2017, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) published a corrected version of the Developments in Delegations on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials — Tour De Table, which...more

Hong Kong releases Consultation Report on Measures to Counter Base Erosion and Profit Shifting: key topics

by DLA Piper on

The Hong Kong government, represented by the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau (FSTB) and the Inland Revenue Department (IRD), has released its Consultation Report on Measures to Counter Base Erosion and Profit...more

Antitrust Division to International Community: “Imperative that Competition Agencies Work Together”

For several years, the Antitrust Division’s investigations have been increasingly global in scope. Acting Assistant Attorney General Andrew Finch made clear that trend will continue in remarks at a conference on...more

The OECD is focused on maintaining the integrity of the CRS

by Foodman CPAs & Advisors on

As of August 2017, 102 international Jurisdictions are committed to the implementation timelines of the Common Reporting Standard (CRS). There are 49 Jurisdictions that are committed to the first exchange during 2017 and 53...more

UK Tax Round Up - September 2017

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

UK Tax News and Developments - Finance (No 2) Bill 2017 - The second Finance Bill of 2017, known as Finance (No 2) Bill 2017, has now been published. As expected, this contains most of the provisions which were dropped from...more

Information Exchange Under the OECD’s Common Reporting Standard Begins Early in Select Countries

by Alston & Bird on

Modeled after the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) – the U.S.’s information reporting regime for U.S. holders of foreign accounts – the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) approved the...more

New EU regulation on conflict minerals

by DLA Piper on

New EU regulation on conflict minerals Corporate social responsibility is an important matter in relation to mining and mineral trading. The EU has adopted a new regulation to enhance social responsible mining and trading...more

Revised Data Requirements for China New Chemical Notification Released

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

The Ministry of Environmental Protection of China (MEP) released on August 31, 2017, the Amendment on Data Requirements to the “Guidance for New Chemical Substance Notification and Registration.” The revisions are expected...more

Google Ireland Limited does not have permanent establishment in France

The Paris administrative court ruled on July 12th, 2017, that Google Ireland Limited did not have to pay $1.3 billion in back taxes in France for the period 2005-2010. The Irish company Google Ireland Limited sells digital...more

The EU Conflict Minerals Regulation – Frequently Asked Questions and Take-Aways for Downstream Companies (or Why Should I Care...

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

In late May, the European Union published the final text of its recently adopted conflict minerals regulation (the “Regulation”), which was more than seven years in the making. On almost a daily basis, we are asked by clients...more

Introduction of new tax incentives for intellectual property

by Allen & Overy LLP on

The Luxembourg Government has, on 4 August 2017, submitted a bill1 to Parliament for the reintroduction of a regime of taxation of intellectual property (IP) rights in Luxembourg. The new regime is intended to replace the...more

UK Tax Round Up - August 2017

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

UK Tax News and Developments - Latest on the Finance (No 2) Bill 2017 - On 20 July 2017 the government announced in Hansard that the House of Commons will, on Wednesday 6 September 2017, be asked to approve the Ways and Means...more

FATCA, FCPA, AML and OFAC allow the US to regulate the world. But what does it really mean?

by Foodman CPAs & Advisors on

In the current environment of increased regulation, transparency, reporting and heightened compliance standards, the US and its Government Agencies have an arsenal of tools with extraterritorial application. ...more

Ireland's Revenue releases guidelines on requesting Mutual Agreement Procedure assistance

by DLA Piper on

Ireland has published guidelines for requesting Mutual Agreement Procedure (MAP) assistance. The guidelines, issued in early August, set out the legal basis for requesting MAP assistance as well as...more

Luxembourg announces new IP tax regime

by DLA Piper on

Luxembourg has announced a new regime that offers a special tax incentive for certain income from intellectual property rights. The bill containing the new IP regime, which is expected to come into effect as of the 2018 tax...more

Branch Report: The Future of Transfer Pricing

by DLA Piper on

The prepared Branch Report is dedicated to Subject 2 of the Congress 'The Future of Transfer Pricing'. It outlines Ukrainian transfer pricing regulations and practices as of the end of 2016, as well as analyses impact of the...more

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