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Trade & Manufacturing - March 2018

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U.S. Department Of Commerce Releases Reports And Recommendations In Steel, Aluminum National Security Investigation - On February 16, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) released its reports and recommendations to...more

Canada Signs the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership

On March 8, 2018, Canada signed the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), an agreement between the 11 remaining signatories to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) after the United...more

Road to Brexit: Theresa May sets out “Five Tests” with which to judge eventual deal

The Prime Minister has given the clearest indication yet of what the UK will seek in the Brexit negotiations. Access to each side’s markets is going to be less than it is today. ...more

NAFTA Renegotiations Update: Sixth Round Completed, Seventh Round Under Way

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The sixth round of talks regarding the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) were held in Montreal, Canada, from January 23-28, 2018. During that session, the Parties reportedly concluded a chapter...more

EU Publishes Draft Guidelines for Future Relationship with Britain

The guidelines present a stark contrast to Prime Minister May’s vision of a “deep and special” partnership with the EU after Brexit. The President of the European Council has issued negotiating guidelines for the future...more

UK Prime Minister Speech on the UK’s Future Economic Partnership with the EU

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The U.K. Prime Minister delivered her third major speech on the future partnership between the U.K. and the European Union following Brexit. In it, the Prime Minister restated the key elements and provided greater detail...more

UK needs active trade agenda post-Brexit, but meaningful trade discussions with non-EU nations uncertain until UK-EU deal is...

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As the UK urgently negotiates a bespoke trade agreement with the EU, it must also look to retain over 40 free trade agreements with non-EU nations. ...more

Investment protection in Latin America: Mexico takes one step forward, Venezuela takes two steps back

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Mexico has signed the Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and National of other States, better known as the Washington Convention or the ICSID Convention. This important development is expected...more

NAFTA Renegotiations - Likelihood of possible outcomes

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As Canada, the US and Mexico engage in Round seven of the renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the results remain uncertain. However, a few plausible outcomes have emerged. These scenarios are as...more

NAFTA Watch Newsletter Vol. 13 – NAFTA Renegotiation Part 7: Speculation Abound

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This publication is our thirteenth installment in a series designed to provide our clients in the manufacturing, transportation and logistics, and related industries with monthly updates on any action taken by the Trump...more

Another Round of NAFTA Talks Begin

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On Sunday, U.S., Canadian, and Mexican negotiators began a seventh round of North American Free Trade Association (NAFTA) re-negotiations in Mexico City....more

NAFTA 2.0: Where Are We Going and When We Might Get There?

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Recently, Bennett Jones LLP and Global Public Affairs hosted a panel in Toronto that looked closely at the status of the NAFTA negotiations, potential outcomes and steps businesses can take to prepare. I was joined by Martin...more

Oh, And One More Thing . . . Issuing A Subpoena For Documents Under 28 U.S.C. § 1782 Also Requires Personal Jurisdiction Over The...

Under 28 U.S.C. § 1782, “[t]he district court of the district in which a person resides or is found may order him to . . . produce a document for use in a proceeding in a foreign or international tribunal . . . .” Courts in...more

A closer look at round six of the NAFTA negotiations

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Round six of the NAFTA negotiations concluded in Montreal on January 29, 2018. Trade ministers from Canada, the United States and Mexico rejoined the talks this round with the aim of creating movement on contentious chapters....more

Trade & Manufacturing - February 2018

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Trump Administration Imposes Tariffs On Imported Large Residential Washing Machines And Imported Solar Cells And Modules - On January 22, 2018, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced that...more

WEF 2018: What you missed in the Global Markets Forum

Despite the unusually extreme snow fall that buried Davos for days leading up to the 2018 World Economic Forum (WEF), thousands of dignitaries still descended on the remote Swiss ski resort to opine on the future of the world...more

NAFTA Watch Newsletter Vol. 12 – NAFTA Renegotiation Part 6: Slow Progress in Montreal

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This publication is our twelfth installment in a series designed to provide our clients in the manufacturing, transportation and logistics, and related industries with monthly updates on any action taken by the Trump...more

United States And South Korea Meet To Discuss KORUS

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On January 5, 2018, representatives from the United States and South Korea met in Washington, DC to begin negotiations regarding possible changes to the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS). After the day-long discussions,...more

Logistics: a critical element in Oman's development

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Oman's strategic geographical location has long established the country as a centre for trade, connecting the Middle East to Pakistan and the Indian subcontinent to the East, Iran to the North and Africa to the South. Key to...more

Canada Reaches Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

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On January 23, 2018, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of International Trade, announced that Canada had reached an agreement with Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru,...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

With Davos 2018 in the rear view mirror, some analysts are pegging the “geopolitical momentum” as China’s to claim, thanks in no small part to its expansive and ongoing “Belt and Road” initiative....more

Trump Announces New Tariffs Aimed at China and South Korea

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On January 22, 2018, President Trump announced new tariffs on imports of solar panels and washing machines. The companies that will be most affected are from just two countries – China and South Korea....more

President Trump Announces Decision on Section 201 Safeguard Investigation of Large Residential Washers

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

On Tuesday, January 23, 2018, President Trump signed the Presidential Proclamation to Facilitate Adjustment to Competition from Imports of Large Residential Washers, thereby announcing the President’s decision regarding the...more

Solar Panels and Modules Trade Decision Creates New Uncertainty for Purchasers

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The announcement of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) on January 22, 2018, that the Trump Administration is granting relief for the domestic solar panels and modules industry under section 201 of the Trade...more

Trade & Manufacturing - January 2018

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January 2018 CFIUS Legislative Update - The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), an inter-agency committee authorized to review transactions that could result in control of a U.S. business by a...more

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