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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...

US: President Trump Issues Supply Chain Executive Order

On 15 May 2019, President Trump issued an Executive Order on Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain that authorizes the...

The Luxembourg Register of Beneficial Owners: New Transparency Obligations for Registered Entities

The law establishing a Register of Beneficial Owners for Luxembourg-registered entities came into force as of 1 March 2019. The beneficial ownership register is...

South Africa: Amendments to the Financial Intelligence Centre Act Become Effective

The Financial Intelligence Centre Act of 2001 ("FICA") was amended by the Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Act of 2017 (the "Amendment"), which provided for...

Singapore: Harsher Penalties for Offences Under the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes

Recent amendments to the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefits) Act (Cap. 65A) (the "CDSA") took effect  on 1 April...

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