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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...

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...

Vietnam: New Decree on Tariff Reduction Under CPTPP for Exporter/Importers–Opportunities Available Now

On 26 June 2019, the Government issued Decree No. 57/2019/ND-CP (“Decree No. 57”) effective on 26 June 2019 to implement Vietnam’s tariff commitments on...

Vietnam And The European Union Sign Comprehensive Free Trade and Investment Protection Agreements

On June 30th 2019, the EU and Vietnam signed the EU - Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the EU - Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA)...

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....

China will release its “Unreliable Entity List”

The Ministry of Commerce of China (MOFCOM) announced on 31 May 2019 that the Chinese government will introduce an "Unreliable Entity List" regime, under which foreign...

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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