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Hand Vein Authentication Bolsters Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance

Notorious frauds at many Global Fortune Companies highlight the importance of internal controls. In spite of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX or SOA), external auditors continue to disclose large numbers of material weaknesses in internal control systems of many public companies.

Final Text of the EU Conflict Minerals Regulation

On 24 January 2017, the European Parliament's Committee on International Trade approved the the Conflict Minerals Regulation. This paves the way for the text to be formally adopted by the EU institutions in the coming months.

Canadian Reporting for 1500 Substances Due July 17, 2017

Environment Canada’s Chemical Management Plan continues its assessment of current substances in Canada with a substantial new mandatory reporting obligation for importers and users of approximately 1500 chemicals.

President’s Executive Order can impact travel for certain lawfully present non-immigrants and immigrants to...

As you know, on Friday, January 27, 2017, President Trump issued an Executive Order (EO) suspending entry into the United States of aliens from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. The suspension will be in place for 90 days and applies to both immigrants and non-immigrants. How does it affect companies?

Indonesia: New Reporting Requirements for Sponsoring Activities of Pharmaceutical/Healthcare Companies

Under a new Indonesian regulation both givers and receivers must report to the Corruption Eradication Commission within 30 days after any sponsorship is received.

New UK legislation: Duty to report on payment practices and performance

The UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has published a new updated set of draft regulations requiring large UK companies to publicly report how quickly they pay their suppliers.

Indian Ministry of Defense Issues Guidelines on Suspension and Debarment of Suppliers

For the first time, the Indian Ministry of Defense released guidelines on suspension and debarment of suppliers for violation of its defense procurement processes.

Australian Government Introduces Bill to Mandate Professional Standards for Financial Advisers

The Turnbull Government has introduced the Corporations Amendment (Professional Standards of Financial Advisers) Bill 2016 into Parliament as part of reforms to raise the professional, ethical and education standards for financial advisers.

Pollution Prevention Plans Coming For Triclosan

Environment Canada has published its proposed risk management measures for embattled Triclosan

Automotive and Electrical Equipment BNST Use Extension in Canada

Environment Canada appears to be stepping back from its ambitious goal of the virtual ban of benzenamine, N-phenyl-, reaction prod­ucts with styrene and 2,4,4-trimethylpentene (BNST) in Canada.

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