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Notify the ATO of Your Water Rights: Foreign Register of Water Entitlements is Now in Place

by K&L Gates LLP on

As of 1 July 2017, foreign persons must now register their interests in relevant water entitlements with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). The Water Register has been combined with the existing register of foreign...more

U.S. Exports of Whiskey, Juice, and Dairy Products to Europe Targeted for Retaliation against President Trump’s Plans to Limit...

by Hogan Lovells on

U.S. trading partners have begun to signal their plans to consider retaliatory measures in response to President Trump’s Section 232 Investigations on steel imports. In particular, European Union (EU) officials recently...more

Ontario Introduces 15% Tax on Foreign Real Estate Buyers

by Dickinson Wright on

The Ontario government announced a new proposal to impose a 15 percent tax on purchases of residential real estate by foreign buyers as part of its Fair Housing Plan. Similar to the foreign buyer tax enacted last year by the...more

Who Will Bear the Brunt of a NAFTA Renegotiation?

by Varnum LLP on

President Trump's plans to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) give rise to a number of questions about the future of trade between the United States, Mexico and Canada. While such a move might...more

Customs. Major Russian legislation changes for 2016

by Dentons on

We would like to present the overview of the most important legislation changes in customs for 2016....more

New important laws and proposed amendments to the Constitution of Azerbaijan

by Dentons on

The Azerbaijani Parliament has recently adopted several new important laws and proposed amendments to the Constitution of Azerbaijan. Below we summarize the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan “On Antidumping and Countervailing...more

Opportunity to reduce import costs into Canada - but you need to act now!

by Dickinson Wright on

In Budget 2016: Growing the Middle Class, the Government of Canada announced its intention to eliminate tariffs on food manufacturing ingredients, such as those used in the agri-food processing industry, as part of its plan...more

Proposed Tariff Elimination for Certain Agri-Food Ingredients

by Bennett Jones LLP on

In Budget 2016: Growing the Middle Class, the Government of Canada announced its intention to eliminate customs duties on imports of certain food manufacturing ingredients, excluding supply-managed (TRQ) products. This...more

Trade & Manufacturing - April 2016

by King & Spalding on

President’s Trip to Cuba Accompanied by Expanded Treasury and Commerce Regulations - On March 20, President Obama arrived in Cuba for an historic visit, marking a significant step in the Obama Administration’s efforts to...more

Trade & Manufacturing - News of Note - February 2016

by King & Spalding on

USTR Issues Report on China’s Implementation of WTO Agreements - The office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) recently issued an annual report on China’s implementation of its obligations under the World...more

New Obligations for Foreign Investors in Agricultural Land in Australia

by K&L Gates LLP on

The Australian Government has demonstrated its commitment to create greater transparency around foreign investment in agricultural land by introducing a national Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Land Register (Register)....more

Improving Australian Agricultural Competitiveness

by K&L Gates LLP on

The Commonwealth Government has released its Green Paper exploring a range of policy options to expand the competitiveness of the Australian agriculture sector and its share of the global market. The Green Paper serves...more

Australia and China Free Trade Agreement

by K&L Gates LLP on

This week, following the successful hosting of the G20 summit, the Australian Federal Government signed a declaration of intention with China to bring into force a China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA). The agreement...more

Colombia Seeks Foreign Investment to Expand Timberland Plantations

Colombia plans to double its cultivated acreage from one million to two million hectares by 2020, according to Rubén Darío Lizarralde, the country’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development. Lizarralde announced the...more

Seeing the Forest through the Trees -- A New Method for Structuring Investment by Foreign Investors in U.S. Timber and...

by Gerald Nowotny on

Overview - Large institutional investors including pension plans and endowments and foundations have made significant investments in timberland over the last forty years. These same investors have also made significant...more

Intensive Efforts Underway to Conclude WTO Doha Trade Negotiations

by King & Spalding on

Implications for Companies with International Trade Interests Following calls by world leaders at the G20 and APEC meetings in November to conclude the Doha Round of multilateral trade negotiations by the end of 2011,...more

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