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Global: Supply chain risks & rewards in emerging markets

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Baker McKenzie is pleased to invite you to our virtual annual conference Supply Chain Risks & Rewards in Emerging Markets, which will now be offered...

Global: Five legal and regulatory trends to watch out for in 2021

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As the world emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic throughout the course of 2021, business and trade will still be very active. Here are the...

US – USTR declines to adjust Sec. 301 action in Large Civil Aircraft dispute

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On February 12, 2021, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published in the Federal Register a notice stating that the USTR together with the affected...

United States: BIS Amends the EAR to Enhance Certain End-Use and End-User Controls as...

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On January 15, 2021, the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) published an interim final rule (“Rule”) amending various provisions of the Export Administration Regulations...

United Kingdom: Canada-UK Trade Agreement Struck

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The Canada-United Kingdom Trade Continuity Agreement (Canada-UK TCA) replicates the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) on a bilateral basis. The Canada-UK TCA (signed December 2020) came into force from 1 January 2021 and aims to maintain the status quo in the trade relationship. 

United Kingdom: Impact of the EU-UK Trade Cooperation Agreement and Northern Ireland Protocol on...

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Following four and a half years of often acrimonious negotiations and numerous build ups to a no-deal situation, the EU-UK TCA represents a positive step. While the deal is relatively thin and offers only discrete regulatory reciprocity, overall the TCA is a welcome development in the face of apparent near- political failure to agree on a way forward between the two sides. The life sciences sector has been preparing for no-deal amidst the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, throughout 2020, and having a deal, however slim, is positive for the sector in providing more fertile political ground for future harmonisation and cooperation

Italy: Covid-19 – European Commission establishes an authorization mechanism for the export of vaccines

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With Regulation (EU) 2021/111, adopted under the urgency procedure and published on January 29, 2021, the European Commission has established that until March 31, 2021, the export of COVID-19 vaccines outside the EU territory is subject to authorization. This authorization regime applies to exports of vaccines by pharmaceutical companies that have signed Advance Purchase Agreements ("APAs") with the EU.

Germany: Implementation of the Directive (EU) 2019/771 on the sale of goods: Upcoming amendments...

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On December 10, 2020, the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (BMJV) published a ministerial draft bill on the implementation of the directive on the sale of goods (Directive (EU) 2019/771) ("Sales of Goods Directive"). The Sales of Goods Directive supersedes and succeeds the directive on the sale of consumer goods (Directive 1999/44/EC), which has been implemented into the German Civil Code (Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch; "BGB") since January 1, 2002.

European Commission to launch consultation on the EU Strategy for Textiles

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On 5 January 2021 the European Commission (“Commission“) published the roadmap for the upcoming consultation on the EU’s “strategy for sustainable textiles”.The textile sector was...

United States: Trump Administration designates Ansarallah and issues humanitarian general licenses; Biden Administration issues...

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On January 19, 2021, the US State Department designated Ansarallah, a political movement and militia group in Yemen also known as the Houthis, as a Foreign...
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