China Retaliatory Tariffs – Product Exclusion Process

According to a Circular No. 2 (the Circular) released by the Tariff Commission of the State Council (the Tariff Commission), which is a multi-ministerial board led by the Ministry of Finance (MoF), on May 13,...

US Government Imposes Comprehensive Restrictions on Exports/Reexports to Huawei and Its Affiliates and Issues...

The US government has taken coordinated actions this week that target Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd (Huawei), effectively cutting it off from sourcing US products and technology and likely barring its products from being used...

Webinar Invitation: The Rising Importance of Trade Secrets in the Digital Age

Financial institutions are leading the way in adopting new technologies such as machine learning, AI and “big data.” These and other technologies now play an integral role in a range of operations, from portfolio...

US: OFAC Publishes “A Framework for Compliance Commitments”

On 2 May 2019, the US Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) published A Framework for OFAC Compliance Commitments (Framework). This long-awaited document sets out OFAC's expectations for effective sanctions compliance programs (SCPs). While...

May 2019 International Trade Compliance Update

Read publication  The May 2019 edition of Baker McKenzie's International Trade Compliance Update features the following updates:WTO: Australia ratifies Government Procurement Agreement; 6 regional trade agreements reviewed; Samoa and Bangladesh trade policy reviews; WTO addresses...

South Africa: Everyone’s cup of COFI? A Discussion on the Conduct of Financial...

A brief outline of the Conduct of Financial Institutions Bill, its effect on the financial industry and implications for consumers.It is fair to say that there has been a steady increase in financial sector...

Hungary: GDPR-related Developments by Sector

The Hungarian Parliament has adopted the sectorial legislative amendments relating to the European Union's data protection reform (Act XXXIV of 2019, the "Amendment") which entered into force on 26 April 2019. The Amendment modified...

Poland: Further Changes to Data Protection Laws in Poland

On 4 May 2019, further amendments to the rules on processing personal data came into force. They concern over 150 legal statutes and refer to both the private and public sector. Below we present...

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