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Switzerland: Swiss Sanctions Update: Sanctions Against Myanmar/Burma

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On March 31, 2021, the Swiss government amended the list of individuals in Annex 1 to the Ordinance on Measures against Myanmar/Burma. Eleven individuals responsible...

United Kingdom: UK announces further Myanmar restrictions

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On 25 March 2021, the UK Government announced further measures targeting the Myanmar regime, adding Myanmar Economic Holdings Public Company Ltd (MEHL) to the Global Human Rights...

United States: Biden Administration Takes Additional Steps towards Identifying Vulnerabilities in Semiconductor Supply Chains

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The Biden Administration has taken some initial steps towards identifying vulnerabilities in the semiconductor manufacturing and advanced packaging supply chain, which was one of...

IUS – CBP imposes import restrictions on categories of archaeological material of Costa Rica

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On April 1, 2021, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published in the Federal Register a final rule  that amends the CBP regulations to reflect the imposition...

United States: CIT declares Proclamation 9980 invalid as contrary to law and orders liquidation...

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On April 5, 2021, a majority of a three-judge panel of the US Court of International Trade (CIT) held that President Trump issued Proclamation 9980, Adjusting...

Vietnam: Key highlights of new duty treatment regime applied to exported/imported goods

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The government recently issued Decree No. 18/2021/ND-CP (“Decree No. 18”), amending a number of provisions under Decree No. 134/2016/ND-CP and elaborating on the Law on Export and Import Duties. The new decree comes into force on 25 April 2021.

United States: Commerce extends military-intelligence end-use and end user controls to Burma

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On February 10, 2021, President Biden issued Executive Order 14014 “Blocking Property with Respect to the Situation in Burma” (“EO 14014”), which provides for the imposition...

Italy: New EU export authorization regime for COVID-19 vaccines and active substances

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With EU Implementing Regulation 2021/442 of 11 March 2021, the European Commission introduced a new export authorization regime for COVID-19 vaccines applicable until 30 June 2021 which replaces the one initially established with EU Implementing Regulation 2021/111 of 29 January 2021. In particular, the new Implementing Regulation provides that the export outside the EU of vaccines and active substances classified with the identification codes listed therein is subject to prior authorization.

Thailand: Doing Business in Thailand 2021

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For over 40 years, the team at Baker McKenzie's Bangkok office has assisted foreign individuals and international companies who are seeking investment opportunities in...

Global: April 2021 International Trade Compliance Update

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READ PUBLICATION Welcome to the April 2021 edition of Baker McKenzie's International Trade Compliance Update.Here are the highlights:WTO: trade policy reviews (Saudi Arabia,...
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