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Indonesia: Omnibus Law – Shifting of Authority and (Possible) Change of Policy – Trade...

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In brief On 5 October 2020, the Parliament approved the job creation law (RUU Cipta Kerja, commonly known as the "Omnibus Law"). The Omnibus Law...

Europe: Brexit – Impact on food labelling

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Food labelling changes postponed until 1 October 2022 for foods sold in Great Britain; Northern Ireland will continue to follow the EU rules for food labelling.

Indonesia: Omnibus Law – Impacts on Healthcare Life Science Regulations

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In brief On 5 October, The Parliament approved the job creation law (RUU Cipta Kerja, commonly known as the “Omnibus Law”). The Omnibus Law is...

United States: USTR initiates two Vietnam section 301 investigations – currency manipulation and importation...

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On October 2, 2020, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced that at the direction of President Trump, it is initiating an investigation...

United States: FDA Offers Harmonization to Tame the Chaos of the Food Supply Chain

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FDA Food Safety Modernization Act Proposed Rule to Advance Traceability of FoodsKey TakeawaysOn September 23, 2020, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA, the Agency)...

Indonesia Sustainability Series: Obligation to Submit Sustainability Report in 2021

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In 2017, the Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan - "OJK") introduced a requirement for certain entities to implement sustainable finance, by issuing Rule No. 51/POJK.03/2017 on Implementation of Financial Sustainability for Financial Services Providers, Issuers and Public Companies ("OJK Rule 51"). 

Germany: Thoms Talks Trade: Spotlight on the Sustainable Future of Europe’s Auto Industry

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Anahita Thoms Talks Trade and Sustainability with Eckart von Klaeden from Daimler AG As the automotive industry considers the future landscape, aside from the impact...

Italy: The Council of State on the criterion of equivalence in the award of...

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With Judgment No. 5063 of 17 August 2020, in line with the most recent case law, the Council of State confirmed that the equivalence criterion applies in the award of tenders for the supply of medical devices. According to said criterion, the assessment of bids with respect to the relevant technical specifications must be grounded on criteria of substantial conformity of the offered technical solutions and not to formalistic findings.

Russia: Consumer Rights Watchdog Cancels Routine Inspections

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As of 17 September 2020, the government has cancelled all pre-scheduled inspections of legal entities for consumers rights violations.

Brexit Countdown – New Guidance for Placing Products on the Market in Great Britain

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On 1 September 2020, the UK Government published new guidance on placing manufactured goods on the market in Great Britain from 1 January 2021....
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