On May 29, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") announced the approval of the final orders for two U.S. companies, TES Franchising, LLC ("TES") and American International Mailing, Inc. ("AIM"), settling complaints that...more
Yesterday, the US Chamber of Commerce’s Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness hosted a half-day session on “Corporate Disclosure Reform: Ensuring a Balanced System that Informs and Protects Investors and Capital...more
The Government Accountability Office, or GAO, has issued a report noting the SEC issued a rule in 2012 requiring certain companies to disclose the source and chain of custody of necessary conflict minerals in their products....more
There have been some major developments in the trade, Customs fraud, patents, US/Chinese antitrust, and securities areas.
I have just returned from a trip of more than 2 weeks in China. While in China, we discussed US...more
The False Claims Act may furnish a powerful new tool for U.S. producers that believe their foreign competitors are evading antidumping/countervailing duty or other customs duties by misclassifying imports or misrepresenting...more
On December 18, 2012, USTR Ambassador Ron Kirk and U.S. Commerce Department Acting Secretary Rebecca Blank commenced a two-day meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan held in Washington, DC. This meeting between U.S....more
Happy New Year! As you plan for 2013, here are several items to think about and to incorporate into your business expansion plans. These actions could have a significant effect on U.S. businesses.
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