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US Government Escalates Sanctions Against the Government of Venezuela

On August 5, 2019, President Trump issued Executive Order 13884 (“Venezuela EO”) blocking all property of the Government of Venezuela (“GOV”), a significant escalation of sanctions...

Malaysia: Revamp of the Customs Act 1967 Affecting Businesses

Background Following the recent entry into force of the Customs (Amendment) Act 2018 and the Customs (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 2018 (see link to our...

EU and Mercosur: “We have a deal”

After two decades of negotiations and debates, the European Union (EU) and Mercosur (Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay) finally signed a new and ambitious...

Indonesia: Administrative Sanction in the Field of Customs

Overview The Indonesian Government has issued a new regulation on administrative sanction in the field of customs, which amends the previous sanction levels. It regulates...

Thailand: Customs Department Expands Duty Assessment Period Up To Ten Years With New Interpretation...

Recently, the Customs Department re-interpreted section 19 of the Customs Act by claiming that customs officers have the power to assess duty on shipments...

South Africa: Redesigning Legal Services in Africa

Investors in Africa face an increasingly complex business environment, with numerous geopolitical and economic risks to consider, as well as having to comply with...

June 2019 International Trade Compliance Update

Read publication here.Due to the editor’s vacation schedule, there will be no separate July issue. However, this issue will cover activities through approximately June 14....

African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement

The African Continental Free Trade Area agreement (AfCFTA) came into force on 30 May 2019. In April 2019, Gambia ratified the agreement, bringing the...

Thailand Increases Protection of Domestic Industries

On 22 May 2019, the amendment to the Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Act, B.E. 2542 (1999) (AD Act) was published in the Royal Gazette. It...

Thailand: New Trade Control on Weapons of Mass Destruction Related Items Act to Become...

Pursuant to our client alert on Dual-Use Items last year, the Ministry of Commerce ("MOC") has shifted its focus from revising and updating the...

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