Regional Training Course on Facilitating Trade for Food Security organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations: Rabat, Morocco – May 30th to June 3rd 2022

Saifullah Khan (Managing Partner, S.U.Khan Associates Corporate & Legal Consultants – Pakistan/Partner Bizilance Consultants – Dubai) is a member of FAO’s NENA (Near East and North Africa) Regional Network of Experts on Agriculture Trade (RNE-AT). Course participants were from 15 countries of the NENA Region. Saifullah Khan participated in the above training course as a […]

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Russian Sanction Updates and Reporting Requirements: What are your Responsibilities under OFAC?

In response to the Russian Federations’ (“Russia”) invasion of Ukraine, the U.S. Government has recently announced expansive economic sanctions against Russia and its economy. The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) imposed sanctions against multiple parties in Russia to deplete Russian resources for purposes of ending the war. These actions […]

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Incursion and World Trade, Part 2: How to Commit Economic Suicide for Your Country in the Year 2022

From my perspective, as well as what seems to be many others in the west and around the globe, the incredibly long table that Vladimir Putin sits behind separating himself from his minions, as well as other country’s visiting diplomats, whom he is ignoring, has gotten a lot longer, and it’s not a covid related […]

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Critical Updates from the U.S. Trade Representative – The U.S.-China Trade Relationship

Since taking office as the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”), Katherine Tai has prioritized trade policies focused on protecting American workers’ rights and promoting sustainable environmental practices through trade agreements. On top of that, the USTR is now taking on the task of re-aligning the U.S.-China Trade Relationship. Earlier this year, the USTR released its policy […]

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Modifications of the EAR regulations as a consequence of the war in Ukraine

The invasion of Ukraine has involved the approval of a series of sanctions against Russia that affect international trade in goods and services and, specifically, exports of technology and products destined for the Russian market. These measures affect a large number of companies and industries, especially the defence, aerospace and maritime sectors. In the case of […]

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Renegotiating NAFTA Resulted in Higher North American Content. Are you Ready?

Find out below how to prove compliance, what paper trail to leave, what to expect during an audit, how to better defend yourself. Trade of goods among North American countries must contain a predetermined threshold of North American value for duty-free treatment. The amount of North American value required is contained in the rules of […]

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Information Note- Restrictive Measures Against Russia

International sanctions have become a fundamental element in contemporary international relations. They are coercive measures applied against States, non State entities or individuals that pose a threat to international peace and security in an attempt to modify certain behaviour. Therefore, they represent an alternative to armed confrontation. Since March 2014, the European Union has progressively […]

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United States Imposes Export Restrictions Against Russia

In response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the United States has imposed significant restrictions on exports to Russia.  Effective February 24, 2022, goods covered by Categories 3-9 of the Commerce Control List (CCL) are subject to license requirements and licensing is under a “policy to deny.”  The involved CCL categories cover:  Electronics; Computers; Telecommunications; Information […]

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PDLegal expands its International Arbitration and China Practices with the appointment of Cathryn Neo

PDLegal LLC is pleased to announce the appointment of Cathryn Neo as partner to bolster the firm’s International Arbitration and China Practices. Prior to joining PDLegal LLC, Cathryn practised in the Dispute Resolution team of a leading UK international law firm in Singapore. Cathryn has a broad commercial disputes practice with experience in international arbitration, […]

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Doing Business In Poland 2022

Introduction This guide was created to provide foreign investors with basic information on thepossibilities of doing business in Poland. In addition to general information aboutthe Polish economy, the guide also includes information on legal bases,regulatory issues and forms of conducting business in Poland, as well asinformation on taxes, accounting and labor law relevant to the […]

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The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act & The Future of Forced Labor Enforcement

By Adrienne Braumiller, Founder & Partner, Braumiller Law Group​​ The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (“UFLPA”), which takes effect on June 21, 2022, bans the importation of all goods made in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (“XUAR”) in China. President Biden signed this law on December 23, 2021, which unanimously passed both houses of Congress. The new law […]

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