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Brazil Issues New Regulations on the Clean Companies Act

On March 18, 2015, President Dilma Roussef signed Decree 8.420/2015, which regulates certain features of the Clean Companies Act. The highlights of Decree 8.420/2015...

President Obama Proposes Rescission of Cuba’s Designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism

On April 14, 2015, President Obama submitted to the U.S. Congress a report and certification indicating the Administration’s intent to rescind Cuba’s designation as...

Chile Antitrust Reform: Mandatory Merger Control, Criminal Penalties in Cartels, fines increase, and others

​On March 16, a bill which introduces an important reform to Chilean Antitrust Law was signed by the President and sent to Congress. It...

Iran: Overview and Significance of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

On 2 April 2015, talks in Lausanne, Switzerland, ended between Iran and the E3+3 countries (i.e., China, France, Germany, the Russian Federation, the United...

Mexico: Eighth Amendments to the General Foreign Trade Rules for 2014, and Annexes 22...

On February 24, 2015, the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit published in the Federal Official Gazette the Eighth Resolution of Amendments to the...

Compliance Benchmark: Quantifying the Fundamentals

Various countries and their compliance-enforcing agencies request that companies have "adequate" compliance programs and organizations. But what does that mean? One option to determine...

Brazil: Much-awaited Decree provides regulation to the Anti-Corruption Law

On March 19, 2015, came into force the much-awaited decree that provides regulation to Law No. 12,846/13, known as the Anti-Corruption Law. Decree 8,420/2015...

US Government Issues New Executive Order Targeting Venezuela

On 9 March 2015, US President Barack Obama issued a new Executive Order(“Order”) authorizing the imposition of sanctions targeting Venezuela in response to the Venezuelan...

US: New Customs Requirements for the Import from Cuba

On Thursday, February 26, 2015, US Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) published a public notice on its website regarding the procedures for importations from Cuba recently...

US Government Publishes List of Cuban Goods and Services Eligible for Importation into the...

On Friday, February 13, 2015, the US State Department published on its website the “Section 515.582 List,” which describes the Cuban goods and services...

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