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Trade Watch: What We Learned in 2017 and What It Means for Business

by Baker Donelson on

Baker Donelson's Trade and Compliance attorneys introduced a trade watch series in 2017 that addressed how trade and compliance matters in the new Administration could affect your business, as well as how you can prepare your...more

Commerce Submits Steel Section 232 Report to the President

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

On Thursday, January 11, the U.S. Department of Commerce formally submitted to the President the results of its investigation into the effect of steel mill product imports on U.S. National Security. The President now has 90...more

NAFTA Renegotiations and Agriculture

by Cozen O'Connor on

On January 8, 2018, President Donald Trump spoke at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual conference. During his speech, President Trump said his administration is working on negotiating a good deal for farmers in the...more

Eurasia Group’s Top Risks 2018: Impacts for Canadian Business

by Bennett Jones LLP on

The Eurasia Group has released its annual forecast of the political risks that are most likely to play out over the course of 2018. As a Senior Advisor with Eurasia Group, I’m pleased to share the risks that have the greatest...more

Consecuencias para México Tras Suscribir el Convenio del CIADI

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Desde hace más de dos décadas, México ha impulsado políticas para fomentar el ingreso y participación de la inversión extranjera en las actividades económicas del país. Sin embargo, y a pesar de ser uno de los 10 países más...more

Consequences for Mexico After Subscribing to the ICSID Convention

by Holland & Knight LLP on

For more than two decades, Mexico has promoted policies to encourage the entry and participation of foreign investment in the country's economic activities. However, despite being one of the 10 most active countries in...more

The Trade Bill - UK trade policy following Brexit

by DLA Piper on

The Trade Bill was introduced in the House of Commons on Tuesday 7 November 2017. It will have to be passed by both Houses before it becomes law, and it has to become law before Brexit takes effect, currently set for 29 March...more

“Core Elements” Of TPP-11 Agreement Reached In Vietnam

by King & Spalding on

On November 10, 2017, Trade Ministers from the eleven remaining Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries (minus the United States) announced that they had reached an agreement on “core elements” of the renegotiated...more

Bennett Jones Fall 2017 Economic Outlook

by Bennett Jones LLP on

After a marked slowdown in 2016, the global economy is experiencing robust, synchronized growth in 2017, which exceeds earlier expectations and should continue in the short term. Notwithstanding this improved outlook,...more

The TPP Morphs Into the CPTPP

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Prompted by the United States’ withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), on November 10, 2017, Canada and the remaining 10 TPP member countries agreed on a modified framework to bring the agreement into force. At...more

UK Takes Steps to Prepare for Post-Brexit Trade Policy

The government draws closer to establishing the legislation that will be needed after Brexit with the introduction of a new Trade Bill. The Trade Bill has received a first hearing in parliament, but not been debated at...more

U.S. Employs Rarely Used Tool to Probe China IP Practices

As President Trump visits China, U.S. is investigating a longstanding issue in bilateral relationship—technology transfer/intellectual property requirements—that has potential implications for trade. U.S. business and...more

IP and healthcare in South East Asia: “Bigger than BRIC”. So why aren’t you filing your patent applications there?

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The South East Asian healthcare market is emerging as one of great importance, expected to experience faster rates of healthcare spending growth over the next 5 years than the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) countries...more

Canada Initiates Stakeholder Consultations on a New Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

by Dickinson Wright on

On September 30, 2017, Global Affairs Canada announced that it has commenced a consultation process regarding a new Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (“TPP-11”). The consultation process is part of a renewed effort to...more

Federal Trade Commission Announces Workshop on Competition in the Prescription Drug Market

On November 8, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will hold a workshop entitled, “Understanding Competition in Prescription Drug Markets: Entry and Supply Chain Dynamics.” Acting FTC Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen and...more

Trade & Manufacturing - News of Note - October 2017

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U.K. Revenue And Customs Head Testifies On Post-Brexit Border And Customs Issues On September 14, 2017, the United Kingdom (UK) Parliament Treasury Committee met with Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) officials to...more

An Update on Foreign Investment Control in Germany

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The German government recently tightened regulations on foreign investments in Germany in order to restrict non-EU/foreign acquisitions of German companies in certain industries. On 18 July 2017 an amendment to the German...more

The United States Munitions List: When Guns Come Off of the ITAR

In our blog shop, most of the news we scan is the nerdy minutia of regulatory nuance. But the other day, we found big news, a real scoop. The ITAR will be rewritten to remove guns and ammunition from its control....more

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

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

Will NAFTA Renegotiation Bring Joy to Retailers?

by Perkins Coie on

Retailers are looking ahead to the holiday season, but many are also watching the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiation, which is ambitiously (and improbably) slated to conclude around the holiday season....more

The Arctic Report Exclusive: A Look at NAFTA Renegotiation

by K&L Gates LLP on

For years, Arctic industry leaders, policymakers, and international organizations have eagerly promoted the future of international trade in the Arctic. The now annual breaking of global heat records suggests an ice-free...more

Trade & Manufacturing Alert - July 2017

by King & Spalding on

Ambassador Lighthizer Visits Congress To Discuss The President’s Trade Policy Agenda - In June, the Senate Finance Committee and Ways and Means Committee of the House of Representatives held hearings on the new...more

Ambassador Lighthizer Visits Congress To Discuss The President’s Trade Policy Agenda

by King & Spalding on

In June, the Senate Finance Committee and Ways and Means Committee of the House of Representatives held hearings on the new administration’s trade policy agenda. During the hearings, U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert...more

Commerce And USTR Hold Public Hearing On U.S. Trade Deficit

by King & Spalding on

On May 18, 2017, Commerce and USTR held a public hearing on U.S. Trade Deficits. The hearing was held in response to Executive Order 13786, issued by President Trump, which instructed the agencies to prepare and submit an...more

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