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Ukraine: COVID-19 – Amended procedure of renewal and extension of procedural terms due to...

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On 17 July 2020 the amendments to the procedural codes, affecting the procedure of renewal and extension of the procedural terms, became effective, touching, in particular, those terms, which were automatically suspended for the time of quarantine in March this year.

Indonesia: COVID-19 – The Government Sets the Maximum Tariff of Rapid Antibody Tests

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One of the preliminary methods to check if a person has been infected with COVID-19 is a rapid antibody test. In addition, under COVID-19 Task Force Circular Letter No. 7 of 2020 currently, a rapid antibody or PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) test result is a requirement for anyone taking public transportation for domestic (interprovincial or intercity) and international travel in Indonesia. Although the accuracy of rapid antibody tests is questionable, the rapid antibody test is the easiest and quickest way to identify COVID-19 exposure.Because it is easy to use, there has been high demand for rapid antibody tests. To ensure a reasonable price, on 6 July, the Directorate General of Healthcare Services ("DGHS") (i.e., a division under the Ministry of Health ("MOH") issued Circular Letter No. HK.02.02/I/2875/2020 on the maximum tariff of Rapid Antibody Tests ("DGHS Circular Letter 02").DGHS Circular Letter 02 is an implementing rule of MOH Decision No. HK.01.07/MENKES/247/2020 on Guidelines on Prevention and Control of Corona Virus Diseases (COVID-19).

Singapore: Key amendments to the Economic Expansion Incentives (Relief from Income Tax) Act

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In brief On 15 June 2020, the Economic Expansion Incentives (Relief from Income Tax) (Amendment) Act 2020 came into force. Among other legislative changes, the...

Ukraine: State support for large investment projects

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On 21 July 2020, Ukraine's parliament, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, passed in the first reading a Draft Law No. 3760 "On State Support for Investment Projects with Significant Investments" ("Draft Law"). The Draft Law was proposed by the President of Ukraine as part of his investment promotion agenda and is aimed at enabling state support for major investments in Ukraine.

Asia Pacific Survey on Fake News and Intermediary Liability

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The ongoing global outbreak of COVID-19 has thrown fake news into the spotlight, with governments worldwide racing against time to contain not only the...

US 50 State Shelter-in-Place / Reopening Tracker

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Shelter-in-place or stay-at-home orders have been prevalent throughout the United States since March 2020 as state and local governments have sought to protect their...

Managing business compliance issues in the new normal

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In this series of podcasts, our Baker McKenzie speakers explore the challenges and risks encountered by businesses amidst the constantly changing legal and regulatory...

COVID-19: EU Leaders Reach Agreement on EUR 750 Billion (US 858 Billion) Recovery Plan

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Following the announcement of the Recovery Plan (ERP) by the European Commission on 27 May, European leaders have now agreed to create a EUR...

United States: FEMA Solicits Comments on Letter of Attestation Process for PPE Export Restrictions

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On July 17, 2020, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA“) published a request for comments on the letter of attestation process in connection with...

United States: Trump Administration Revokes Preferential Treatment for Hong Kong and Authorizes Additional Hong...

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On July 14, 2020, President Trump issued Executive Order 13936 “The President’s Executive Order on Hong Kong Normalization” (the “Hong Kong Normalization EO”), which...
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