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Russia: Importation and local use of encryption-based products in Russia and the Eurasian Economic...

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This features frequently asked questions on importation and local use of encryption-based products in Russia and the Eurasian Economic Union.

Egypt: New mandatory license for all entities involved in any importation of food

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What has changedOn 16 July 2020, the Board of Directors of the National Food and Safety Authority ("NFSA") issued a decision No. 6 for 2020 setting rules for regulating the importation of food in Egypt (the "Decision"). Before the issuance of this Decision, imported food was subject to the general standard requirements of importation license. However, this Decision prohibited any food facility or food importer, whether a natural person or a company to undertake any activity of food importation without obtaining the prior license from the NFSA.

United Kingdom: Reopening for Business Essential Checklists for UK In-House Counsel

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Businesses have to be adaptable when navigating the business and legal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Resilience, Recovery & Renewal model supports organizations...

United Kingdom: ‘No Deal’ Brexit Checklist: Key Implications for Business

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The UK Government's refusal to request an extension to the Brexit transition period, along with the outstanding issues in the negotiations, means that the...

Doing Business in China 2020

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 The Doing Business in China guide provides an introduction to selected aspects relating to investment and business operations in the People’s Republic of China...

Czech Republic: Baker McKenzie for Startups

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Welcome to the “BM for Startups” project by Baker McKenzie PragueThe program is intended for startups in the area of IT and online services...

2020 Virtual Global Trade Conference

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Welcome to our first Virtual Global Trade Conference, a virtual offering for all our clients and friends worldwide. Baker McKenzie's international trade compliance lawyers...

Singapore Tightens Strategic Goods Controls

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Singapore updated its strategic goods control regime on 3 August 2020 to ensure robust administration of controls and effective risk assessments, while ensuring the facilitation of legitimate trade. Key amendments include ensuring individual and bulk permit holders have access to English translations for strategic trade records kept in other languages. For bulk permit holders, expanded document categories under recordkeeping requirements and monthly reporting will apply. A new offence has also been created for failing to amend permits in the event that information submitted under initial permit application processes subsequently change.

Canada: COVID-19 – National security review process becomes (temporarily) longer

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The Canadian government has temporarily extended three key time limits applicable under the national security provisions of the Investment Canada Act (ICA), potentially introducing more uncertainty for foreign investors and impacting deal timelines for transactions involving Canada. The extended time limits will apply to most transactions implemented or subject to a filing under the ICA between 31 July and 31 December 2020.

Hong Kong: Doing Business in Hong Kong 2020

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Read publicationThis Doing Business Guide to Hong Kong summarizes the requirements for the establishment and maintenance of a Hong Kong company and a branch...
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