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Implications of the 2016 US Presidential Election for Trade Policy

by White & Case LLP on

The election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States will have important implications for US trade policy. Assessing these implications in the immediate aftermath of the presidential election is,...more

Globalization in the Trump Era: A Snapshot at Five Months

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The era of globalization may not be over, but the post-World War II global trading regime is undergoing a period of stress last seen during the demise of the Bretton Woods exchange mechanism in the early 1970s. I. General...more

The liberalization of Canadian foreign investment review continues

by Dentons on

The Investment Canada Act (ICA) threshold for review of direct acquisitions of Canadian businesses by World Trade Organization (WTO) investors (or from WTO investors) has increased from CA$600 million to CA$800 million in...more

From Exit Threats To Tiny Tweaks: What's Next For NAFTA?

With the first 100 days of the Trump administration just underway, President Trump has already taken steps to fulfill his campaign promises and renegotiate or withdraw from various U.S. trade deals, including the...more

What Foreign Investors Need to Know About the New National Security Guidelines under the Investment Canada Act

by Bennett Jones LLP on

On December 19, 2016, the Canadian Government released new Guidelines on the National Security Review of Investments under the Investment Canada Act (the “Act”) increasing review transparency in an effort to bolster foreign...more

"Looking Ahead: The U.S. Legal and Regulatory Environment Under a Trump Administration"

Election Day brought an end to a long period of uncertainty that caused market fluctuations and delayed business planning decisions. As we navigate the post-election landscape, many questions remain regarding the potential...more

Two Ways Canada Will Attract Large Foreign Investors in 2017

by Bennett Jones LLP on

Bill Morneau, Canada’s Minister of Finance has announced amendments to the Investment Canada Act aimed at attracting private-sector foreign investment. The Minister expressed the government’s plans to make things easier for...more

The Trans-Pacific Partnership – Webinar Segment 2

by BakerHostetler on

Elliot J. Feldman conducted a webinar for The Knowledge Group on January 8, 2016 on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Set out below is the essential text of Dr. Feldman’s presentation for segment 2 of that webinar. ...more

The EU’s new trade and investment policy in a nutshell

by White & Case LLP on

A new template for future initiatives - On 14 October 2015, the European Commission revealed its long-awaited communication setting out an updated trade and investment policy for the EU, entitled “Trade for all: Towards...more

US China Trade War

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The October blog post will be broken up into two parts. This October 15th post will comment on the TPP Agreement signed today and well as President Xi Jinping’s recent trip to the US and my impressions from Beijing, China...more

Expect Focus – International, Summer 2015

by Carlton Fields on

In This Issue: - TTIP’s Impact on U.S. and EU Trade Relations - Proposed Innovation Box Legislation - Justice Department Recovers Nearly $6 Billion From False Claims Act Cases in 2014 - Rules...more

Antitrust Matters - September 2015

by DLA Piper on

Antitrust investigations are no longer limited to a nation’s borders, or even to a region. Enforcers are more and more sharing information and coordinating their investigative efforts as they strive to uniformly enforce the...more

Canada Adopts Significant Changes to Foreign Investment Review Framework

by DLA Piper on

On 24 April 2015, the Canadian government adopted regulations that significantly affect the foreign investment review framework. With the exception of cultural businesses and investments by foreign state-owned enterprises...more

Doing Business in Canada

This Guide provides non-Canadians with an introduction to the laws and regulations that affect the conduct of business in Canada and, in particular, in the province of Ontario. In some cases, this Guide also identifies issues...more

Successful Strategies for Doing Business in Asia: Indonesia (Updated)

1. WHAT ROLE WILL THE GOVERNMENT OF INDONESIA PLAY IN APPROVING AND REGULATING FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT? The existing Indonesian Investment Act is Law No. 25 of 2007, passed by the Indonesian House of Representatives...more

2015 Federal Budget Highlights Recent Changes to Competition and Foreign Investment Policy

Finance Minister Joe Oliver tabled the 2015 federal budget before the House of Commons on April 21, 2015. The budget highlighted recent policy changes in competition law and foreign investment review, including new powers for...more

Doing Business in Canada

This Guide provides non-Canadians with an introduction to the laws and regulations that affect the conduct of business in Canada and, in particular, in the province of Ontario. In some cases, this Guide also identifies issues...more

Guide To Doing Business in Australia: Competition and Consumer Protection

COMPETITION AND CONSUMER PROTECTION - Australia has extensive competition and consumer laws dealing with, among other things, the promotion of competition and consumer protection. This section provides an introduction...more

New Chapter For Foreign Telecom Investment In Shanghai Free Trade Zone

by DLA Piper on

The telecom industry has traditionally been highly regulated and restricted in terms of foreign investment in China. China tightly controls what types of telecom business including basic telecom services (BTS) and value-added...more

Successful Strategies For Doing Business In Asia: China

1. What role does the government of China play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment? In the past, foreign investment in China was highly regulated. However, following China’s entry into WTO a decade...more

REGULATORY: International Trade: Energy Discrimination And International Rules In Hard Times: What’s New This Time Around, And...

by King & Spalding on

International trade and investment in the energy sector takes place in a framework of treaties based on the conviction that all boats rise on the tide of free trade and underpinned by legal obligations, including the...more

Doing Business in Canada: International Trade

by Bennett Jones LLP on

Canada’s international trade law regulates the import and export of goods, the manner in which these goods are procured or sold, and the protection of foreign investments in Canada and Canadian investments abroad. Most of the...more

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