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Global: June 2020 International Trade Compliance Update

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Read publicationWelcome to the June 2020 edition of Baker McKenzie's International Trade Compliance Update.Here are the highlights:Announcing the launch of a...

Global: Restricted Parties Screening: Compliance Issues and Best Practices Under US, EU, and Canadian...

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Our program of basic webinars cover the areas of Customs, Export Controls and Sanctions and includes the latest international trade developments and updates on...

Global: USMCA: Game On! Webinar Series

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Part 1: How to Claim Preferential Tariff TreatmentBaker McKenzie experts from Canada, US and Mexico deliver a 75-minute session to understand the impact of...

EU: A Strengthening Partnership – European Union’s New Africa Strategy Amidst COVID-19 Uncertainty

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In early March 2020, after COVID-19 had already begun its journey of destruction around the world, the European Commission (Commission) published its Comprehensive Strategy...

Global: Financial Services Sanctions Webinar on 30 June 2020, 1pm BST: Managing Conflicts in...

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This webinar addresses the particular needs of financial institutions facing a variety of new challenges in complying with international sanctions. Speakers from Baker McKenzie's...

USA: Government extends Huawei temporary general license to 13 August 2020 and revises the...

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On 19 May 2020, the US Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published an interim final rule effective on 15 May 2020 amending the Export Administration Regulations’ (EAR) General Prohibition Three (the foreign-produced direct product rule) and Entity List to impose new controls on the reexport, export from abroad, and transfer (in-country) of certain foreign-produced semiconductor-related items when such items are the direct product of certain designated US technology or software and are destined to Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and 114 of its non-US affiliates designated on the BIS Entity List (collectively, Huawei). BIS is seeking comments on the interim final rule, which must be submitted on or before 14 July 2020.

USA: Government issues advisory on cyber threat posed by North Korea

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On 15 April 2020, the US Departments of State, Homeland Security, and the Treasury (Treasury), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation issued an advisory warning about the cyber threat posed by North Korea, calling particular attention to banks and other financial institutions (Advisory). 

United States: Commerce tightens restrictions on technology exports to countries of concern, in particular...

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On 28 April 2020, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published two new final rules and a proposed rule in the Federal Register amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to tighten restrictions on exports of technology to China, Russia, and Venezuela.

Indonesia: Indonesian Projects Webcast – Supply chains during COVID-19

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This is part of the Finance & Projects Group's new webcast series, "Indonesian Projects Webcast", a series of short videos you can watch or listen to and share, addressing topical legal issues in Indonesia.

Singapore: Health Sciences Authority of Singapore clamps down on products making false COVID-19-related claims

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The Health Sciences Authority of Singapore (HSA) has been clamping down on the sale of products with false and misleading claims that purport to diagnose, prevent or treat COVID-19. Through intensified surveillance on online marketplaces and local retailers, the HSA has taken down more than 1700 listings of such products online, and issued more than 1600 warning letters to sellers and companies marketing such products.
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