Vietnam: Updates to Draft Decree Detailing Certain Articles of Law on Cybersecurity

Further to the initial Draft Decree detailing certain articles of the Law on Cybersecurity, the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) released the revised draft decree (Draft Decree) in August, guiding the implementation of the...

Vietnam: Ministry of Finance to Develop Legal Framework for Cross-Border e-Commerce in Customs Operations

The Ministry of Finance ("MOF") has released a draft decree promulgating the management of exported and imported goods in cross-border e-commerce ("Draft Decree"). This is considered a positive Government initiative designed to facilitate, and...

Vietnam: Draft Circular Proposes New Limitations on Avoided Cost Tariff Mechanism for Hydropower Projects

Recent developments The Ministry of Industry and Trade of Vietnam ("MOIT") recently released a draft Circular ("Draft Circular") amending Circular No. 32 and Circular No. 06 on avoided cost tariff ("ACT") mechanisms for small hydropower...

WTO Authorizes US Tariffs in Boeing/Airbus Arbitration Decision

On October 2, 2019, the World Trade Organization (WTO) issued an arbitration decision in European Communities and Certain Member States – Measures Affecting Trade in Large Civil Aircraft, WT/DS316/ARB. The decision authorizes the United...

European Banking Authority Outsourcing Guidelines Come into Effect: Are you ready?

The EBA outsourcing guidelines came into effect on 30 September 2019. They are more prescriptive than the previous guidance and have a broader scope, applying to payment and e-money companies for the first time. ...

South Africa: U-RICA! Provisions of RICA Ruled Inconsistent with the Constitution

In a ground breaking and remarkable judgment, which will not only have a huge impact in South Africa but will be cited around the world, the High Court in Pretoria recently ruled that certain...

California Consumer Privacy Act Update: What Has Changed and What Remains the Same?

The California legislative session ended with a bang on 13 September, when legislators passed several noteworthy amendments to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The California governor has until 13 October to act on...

Ukraine Undertakes to Reduce Criminal Pressure on Business

On 23 September 2019, the president of Ukraine signed into law the Bill "On Amendments to the Criminal Code of Ukraine and the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine Purposed to Reduce Pressure on Business"...

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