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March 2020 International Trade Compliance Update

Read publicationWelcome to the March 2020 edition of Baker McKenzie's International Trade Compliance Update.This issue's highlights:WTO: trade policy review (EU), disputes, TBT notifications ...

South Africa: “Develop a compliance-focused business culture” – Bidvest International Logistics head of legal

Compliance in South Africa’s logistics businesses now more important than ever before Johannesburg, 30 March 2020 – With South Africa’s domestic economy officially in recession,...
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Germany – Coronavirus: A Global Guide to Force Majeure and Mitigating Measures on Supply...

While, the full impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak and the resulting emergency measures on international trade remains to be seen, our clients have...

How to Protect Yourself from Distress in Your Supply Chain

The events surrounding the COVID -19 virus have brought to the forefront a concern that already was brewing in some sectors of the global...

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Addressing Implications and Mitigating Risks on Critical Transactions

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact our communities and workplaces, our primary concerns are for the well-being of all those affected by...

UK: Strictly Sustainable Products Only

The European Commission (the "Commission") has announced a deep, transformative and "disruptive" transition to make sustainable products the norm in the EU over the...

Vietnam Increases Feed-in-Tariffs for Biomass Power Projects

On 5 March 2020, the Prime Minister of Vietnam officially issued Decision No. 08 amending Decision No. 24/2014/QD-TTg dated 24 April 2014 ("Decision No....

South Africa: Scrap Metal Export Duty Under Consideration

On 28 February 2020, the South Africa Minister of Economic Development Ebrahim Patel announced he would again consider extending the Policy Directive on the...

South Africa: The Impact of COVID-19 on Key Africian Sectors

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has resulted in mass production shutdowns and supply chain disruptions due to port closures in China, causing global ripple effects across...

China Retaliatory Tariff Updates in Response to the Phase One Deal

Download full version in PDFBackground Amid the trade tension with the US, China's Tariff Commission of the State Council (the Tariff Commission) during the past...

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