Latin America: COVID-19 – The Reopening Playbook

The regional Employment & Compensation team is pleased to present the Latin America COVID-19 Quick Guide for Employers in preparation for the reopening of business in our region.

Italy: The Council of State on the criterion of equivalence in the award of...

With Judgment No. 5063 of 17 August 2020, in line with the most recent case law, the Council of State confirmed that the equivalence criterion applies in the award of tenders for the supply of medical devices. According to said criterion, the assessment of bids with respect to the relevant technical specifications must be grounded on criteria of substantial conformity of the offered technical solutions and not to formalistic findings.

Vietnam: New antidumping and countervailing investigation against cane sugar from Thailand

On 20 August 2020, the Trade Remedy Authority (TRA) of the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) – the Investigator – received a petition for an anti-dumping and countervailing investigation (AD) with regard to cane sugar under HS code 1701.13.00, 1701.14.00, and 1701.99.10, originating from Thailand.

Russia: Consumer Rights Watchdog Cancels Routine Inspections

As of 17 September 2020, the government has cancelled all pre-scheduled inspections of legal entities for consumers rights violations.

Global: FInsight: The Global Financial Institutions Industry Podcast

Episode 3: Data Journey Map for Virtual Communications (Singapore) This episode outlines different steps that financial institutions must consider or take when using virtual communication platforms. Our experts from Singapore — Stephanie Magnus and Ken...


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