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ExportLawBlog

ExportLawBlog

Covers the laws governing exports from the United States with an emphasis on export regulations administered by the Bureau of Industry and Security, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls and the Office of Foreign Assets Control. By Clif Burns, Carolyn

http://www.exportlawblog.com
  • Apr 23

    Stuck Between a Rock and an OFAC Place

    Stuck Between a Rock and an OFAC Place
    Last week the Office of Foreign Assets Control announced that it whacked Carlson Wagonlit with a massive $5,990,490 fine for doing business in Europe as an American. Specifically, the massive fine was levied because Carlson was involved in…
  • Apr 21

    Oh, The Errors You’ll Make!

    Oh, The Errors You’ll Make!
    Yesterday the New York Times followed up on its article about the mysterious U.S. plane seen on the runway of an airport in Tehran. According to the follow-up article, the plane was leased by the Bank of Utah by a Ghanaian mining company…
  • Apr 18

    Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

    Oh, The Places You’ll Go!
    N604EP in Zurich last January (Alec Wilson via Flickr, CC-BY-SA-2.0) According to an article in the New York Times, and a picture snapped by one of its reporters in Tehran, a U.S. registered corporate jet with a discreet U.S. flag painted on…
Rank this Week: 814

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Apr 23

    Misleading Journalism about the WTO Seals Dispute

    Misleading Journalism about the WTO Seals Dispute
    An article appearing in Sun New service by Jessica Hume gives a very misleading impression of the Seals case. http://bit.ly/1rmpx15 The article appears in the guise of an interview with Geneva-based attorney and former Canadian official…
  • Apr 22

    Extraterritoriality in U.S. Law

    Extraterritoriality in U.S. Law
    Here's an interesting Dormant Commerce Clause case that might come before the U.S. Supreme Court, as described by a Cato colleague of mine: One of the several failures of the Articles of Confederation was the incapacity of the central…
  • Apr 22

    Forget Clove Cigarettes, What about Clove Cigars?

    Forget Clove Cigarettes, What about Clove Cigars?
    This is from the U.S. answers to questions from the arbitrator in the Clove Cigarettes Article 22.6 proceeding: 88. Company documents from Kretek International (“Kretek”), which occupied 97 percent of the market for clove…
Rank this Week: 525

Global Regulatory Enforcement Law…

Global Regulatory Enforcement Law Blog

Covers antitrust, privacy, international trade, and white color criminal defense. By Reed Smith.

http://www.globalregulatoryenforcementlawblog.com
  • Apr 23

    Domain Dispatches: NETmundial Is Right Around The Corner

    Domain Dispatches: NETmundial Is Right Around The Corner
    On Wednesday, April 23, 2014, Sao Paulo, Brazil will host NETmundial – the Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance. Approximately 800 people will descend on Sao Paulo to spend two days and nights discussing,…
  • Apr 17

    Federal Circuit Decision Settles GAO/COFC Split on Agency's Use of Cooperative Agreement

    Federal Circuit Decision Settles GAO/COFC Split on Agency's Use of Cooperative Agreement
    This post was written by Carlos A. Valdivia and Gunjan Talati. In March, the Federal Circuit settled a split between the Government Accountability Office ("GAO") and the Court of Federal Claims that focused on the gray area between…
  • Apr 16

    DC Circuit Invalidates Conflict Mineral Reporting Regulation

    DC Circuit Invalidates Conflict Mineral Reporting Regulation
    This post was written by Jeffrey Orenstein. This week the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit held that the Security and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”) final rule concerning “conflict mineral” disclosures…
Rank this Week: 1425

The Poblete DC Dispatches

The Poblete DC Dispatches

Features updates on regulatory and public policy matters in Washington, DC in national security, trade, and international law.

http://jasonpoblete.com/
  • Apr 23

    The Highwayman, a Purse Snatcher, and a Political Disestablishmentarian

    The Highwayman, a Purse Snatcher, and a Political Disestablishmentarian
    Even if you think you’re a fair or, I daresay good, public speaker, a tune-up every now and then is a good thing. I was in need of an overhaul and, because of it and at the recommendation of a friend, found my way the Buckley…
  • Apr 22

    Morning Musing

    Morning Musing
    Congress is away on Week Two of Spring break. Have recess? Will travel. Vice President Joe Biden and Members of Congress are in the Ukraine.  That ringing sound you’re hearing is U.S. taxpayer dollars … let’s hope they…
  • Apr 19

    Dutch Company Fined $6M For Alleged US-Cuba Sanctions Violation

    Dutch Company Fined $6M For Alleged US-Cuba Sanctions Violation
    The U.S. Treasury Department Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced yesterday that Carlson Wagonlit Travel or, CWT B.V. (“CWT”), of the Netherlands has: agreed to pay $5,990,490 to settle potential civil liability…
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Scott Lincicome

Scott Lincicome

Covers international trade and public policy.

http://lincicome.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 22

    Archaic US Trade Policies Inflate Gas Prices, Enrich Cronie

    Archaic US Trade Policies Inflate Gas Prices, Enrich Cronie
    Cross-posted on Cato's blog:The summer driving season is still weeks away, but rising U.S. gas prices are already back in the news.  Last week, the average price for regular gasoline at U.S. gas stations hit $3.6918 a gallon…
  • Feb 12

    Oil & Gas Exports Event: Video and Materials (and Two Important Updates)

    Oil & Gas Exports Event: Video and Materials (and Two Important Updates)
    If you weren't lucky enough to hear me, Mark Perry and Jim Bacchus opine on the "shale revolution" and the myriad problems with current US policy on oil and gas exports, you're in luck: Cato just posted the video, which is also imbedded…
  • Jan 23

    Upcoming Cato Event on Oil & Gas Export

    Upcoming Cato Event on Oil & Gas Export
    The Cato Institute will be hosting a great event on February 10, 2014 on oil and gas exports.  Details are below, and registration information is available at Cato's website. Hope you can make it.Boom to Bust? How Export…
Rank this Week: 1316

Customs Law

Customs Law

Covers American customs law and international trade law. By Lawrence Friedman.

http://customslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    Why I Like Customs Law: Dog Toy Edition

    Why I Like Customs Law: Dog Toy Edition
    I have lots of friends and colleagues who are what I sometimes call "regular lawyers." These smart men and women work in fields like personal injury, labor and employment, corporate transactions, criminal defense, and family law. Good for…
  • Apr 15

    The 2400% Solution

    The 2400% Solution
    If you have not been following the International Custom Products, Inc. v. United States saga, you are missing out on quite the show. Of course, it is only a show if you are watching from a disinterested position. To the parties, this is…
  • Apr 15

    DC Circuit Strikes Down Conflicts Minerals Reporting

    DC Circuit Strikes Down Conflicts Minerals Reporting
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Colombia, which hears many issues involving administrative law and government action, has overturned part of the SEC rule requiring companies to report on their web sites that their products are…
Rank this Week: 2075

SourcingSpeak

SourcingSpeak

Provides news and analysis of outsourcing, insourcing and beyond. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.sourcingspeak.com/
  • Apr 15

    How Significant is the Wyndham Case to the US Cybersecurity Legal Landscape?

    How Significant is the Wyndham Case to the US Cybersecurity Legal Landscape?
    The security community has been abuzz this week with the US. District Court of New Jersey's April 7 ruling in Federal Trade Commission v. Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, et al. (see…
  • Apr 4

    Why Indemnities Matter

    Why Indemnities Matter
    Most business clients would rather be in the dentist's chair than sit through negotiation of the indemnity and liability provisions of their agreement. Admit it: your eyes glaze over, time appears to visibly slow down, and you wonder at how…
  • Mar 25

    Court of Appeal confirms that information is not property

    Court of Appeal confirms that information is not property
    In a recent judgement, the Court of Appeal of England and Wales held that an electronic database was not a chose in possession or a chattel but a chose in action (see our earlier blog regarding the grant of leave to appeal in this case). In…
Rank this Week: 1490

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

Covers antitrust and international trade law. By Doyle, Barlow & Mazard PLLC.

http://antitrustlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 11

    Power Conference Commissioners Discuss Legal Threat

    Power Conference Commissioners Discuss Legal Threat
    On March 17, 2014, sports labor attorney, Jeffrey Kessler, filed suit against the NCAA and five power conferences, alleging that capping player compensation at the cost of a scholarship is an antitrust violation.  The lawsuit argues that…
  • Apr 11

    UK Competition Authority Launches Advisory Tool on Vertical and Horizontal Agreement

    UK Competition Authority Launches Advisory Tool on Vertical and Horizontal Agreement
    Last week, the newly-established UK Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”), its main anti-trust and consumer protection agency, announced an advisory process to provide guidance to businesses on the application of competition…
  • Apr 8

    China Ease M&A Rules in Insurance

    China Ease M&A Rules in Insurance
    On April 8, 2014, China’s Insurance Regulatory Commission (“CIRC”) announced that it is relaxing merger and acquisition (M&A) rules in the insurance industry. Specifically, CIRC scrapped the rule that would previously…
Rank this Week: 1864

Practical Academic

Practical Academic

Covers the developments in arbitration and contract law in India and elsewhere.

http://www.practicalacademic.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 3

    SC Withdraws Appointment of Foreign Arbitrator in D6 Cost Recovery Arbitration

    SC Withdraws Appointment of Foreign Arbitrator in D6 Cost Recovery Arbitration
    In a recent post, we had commented on the judgement of the Supreme Court on Monday (31.03.2014) appointing a foreign arbitrator (Justice Spigelman, Australia) as the third and presiding arbitrator in the arbitration proceedings under the…
  • Apr 2

    Supreme Court's Discordant Stance on the Law of the Arbitration Agreement

    Supreme Court's Discordant Stance on the Law of the Arbitration Agreement
    The Supreme Court of India has been vascillating between two views on the Law of the Arbitration Agreement: according to the first view, as held in NTPC v Singer (See this post) and recently in Sakuma Exports v Louis Dreyfus…
  • Apr 1

    D6 Cost Recovery Arbitration: SC appoints Foreign Arbitrator

    D6 Cost Recovery Arbitration: SC appoints Foreign Arbitrator
    The Supreme Court's decision yesterday nominating a foreign national as arbitrator in the dispute between the Reliance-BP-Niko Consortium (RIL Consortium) and the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (UoI) regarding cost recovery in the…
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China-U.S. Trade Law

China-U.S. Trade Law

Covers active trade disputes between China and the United States, as well as this particular trade relationship, and international trade more generally. Also discusses the use of the rule of law to settle their differences. By Baker Hostetler Law Firm.

http://www.chinaustradelawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1909

Asset Hunter: Tracking…

Asset Hunter: Tracking International Financial Fraud

Covers the legal ramifications of financial fraud related to multinational corporations, multinational financial institutions, foreign governments, foreign officials and high-profile individuals in sensitive regulatory, civil and international criminal matters. By Michael Diaz, Jr.

http://www.michaeldiazjr.com
  • Feb 5

    Diaz Reus & Targ LLP scored a stunning…

    Diaz Reus & Targ LLP scored a stunning victory in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York last week on behalf of the government of Venezuela, obtaining complete and final dismissal with prejudice of a suit brought by…
  • Sep 25

    Bolivia’s Anti-Corruption Colonel, Mario Fabrizio Ormachea, Arrested in Miami FBI Sting | Trial period set for October

    Bolivia’s Anti-Corruption Colonel, Mario Fabrizio Ormachea, Arrested in Miami FBI Sting | Trial period set for October
    Mario Fabrizio Ormachea, the colonel leading Bolivia’s Anti-Corruption Unit, is being held without bail in Miami, awaiting an October 21 trial period after being arrested in an August 31 Miami FBI sting operation where he attempted to…
  • Aug 14

    Are You Too Busy To Be A Good Parent?

    Are You Too Busy To Be A Good Parent?
    The ongoing custody battle between R&B singer Usher and his ex-wife, Tameka Foster, highlights the challenges that busy parents face today. It is already hard enough for two parents to manage busy professional schedules and still make…
Rank this Week: 4748

International Commercial Law Blog

International Commercial Law Blog

Covers international commercial law in the European Union. By M D M Studio Legale.

http://www.internationalcommerciallawblog.com/
  • Sep 21

    The return of the Italian mandatory mediation procedure

    The return of the Italian mandatory mediation procedure
    Article 87 of the Italian Decree Law No. 69 of 21 June 2013 reintroduced the mandatory mediation procedure for cross-border and domestic disputes, which had been covered by Italian Legislative Decree No. 28 of 4 March 2010. This includes…
  • Jun 26

    A landmark in a long battle over European Union privacy law

    A landmark in a long battle over European Union privacy law
    Advocate General’s Opinion in Case C-131/12 Google Spain SL, Google Inc. v Agencia Española de Protección de Datos, Mario Costeja González considers that search engine service providers are not responsible, on the…
  • Jun 1

    ICC releases revised International Code of Direct Selling

    ICC releases revised International Code of Direct Selling
    Since 1937, when the first Code of Advertising Practice was issued, ICC has produced, and successively revised, global sets of ethical rules, covering all main marketing disciplines. The ICC Code of Direct Selling forms part of that…
Rank this Week: 3599

Trade Lawyers Blog

Trade Lawyers Blog

Covers border security initiatives, customs duties, economic sanctions, and free trade regulations.

http://www.tradelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1147

ChinaLaw Law

ChinaLaw Law

Covers business and legal issues affecting China, Latin America and the United States. By Diaz Reus.

http://www.chinalat.com/
  • Mar 19

    Is Latin America ready for a Chinese economic crisis?

    Is Latin America ready for a Chinese economic crisis?
    The ongoing European debt crisis and the slow recovery in the United States are starting to impact China and Latin America’s economic growth. An inevitable re-balancing of China’s economy will be accompanied by a collapse in commodity…
  • Mar 14

    China’s Surging Influence in Latin American Finance

    China’s Surging Influence in Latin American Finance
    How will bank subsidiaries in Latin America weather the European and U.S. financial crisis? Moody’s Investors Service recently placed 15 Mexican and Brazilian banks and insurance groups on review for down grade of their short- and long-term…
  • Nov 11

    Maersk Line Invests in Chile | New Factory Announcement

    Maersk Line Invests in Chile | New Factory Announcement
    The current shortage of refrigerated containers used in the export of Latin American produce, fish and meat will be less acute in 2013 when Maersk Container Industry (MCI) will begin producing “reefers” as they are known in the industry,…
Rank this Week: 4749

EU Law Blog

EU Law Blog

Covers European Union law, including antitrust, conflicts of law, criminal law, environment, free movement, fundamental rights, privacy, product liability, and trade.

http://eulaw.typepad.com/eulawblog/
  • Mar 19

    Patent Court, National Courts and EU Law: Opinion 1/09

    Patent Court, National Courts and EU Law: Opinion 1/09
    The Court of Justice has handed down a very significant Opinion in Case Opinion 1/09 on the compatibility with EU law of a draft agreement which aims to set up a new European Patent Court system. We’ve written about that before.
  • Mar 3

    Court Statistics for 2010

    Court Statistics for 2010
    The Court of Justice, the General Court and the Civil Service Tribunal have published a summary of their case statistics for 2010. There's good news and bad news. The good news first: The average time for dealing with cases before the Court…
  • Dec 28

    Cannabis, Coffee Shops, Non-Discrimination and Public Policy: Case C-137/09

    Cannabis, Coffee Shops, Non-Discrimination and Public Policy: Case C-137/09
    The Court of Justice has handed down an intriguing judgment in Case C-137/09 Marc Michel Josemans v. Burgemeester van Maastricht about the right to restrict the access of non-residents to places called "coffee shops" which sell dope legally…
Rank this Week: 920

Transnational Law Blog

Transnational Law Blog

Covers laws which regulates actions or events that transcend national frontiers, including human rights, environmental law, immigration, intellectual property and space law. By Derek Deavenport, John Dermody, Travis Hodgkins and Christine Ngo.

http://transnationallawblog.typepad.com/transnational_law_blog/
  • Apr 7

    The Lure of China and Economic Activism

    The Lure of China and Economic Activism
    I wonder what do you think about Google’s decision to confront China’s censorship by pulling out of the country entirely despite a potential lost of profit for not doing its business with now the second largest economy in the word? A…
  • Apr 2

    March's Winners and Loser

    March's Winners and Loser
    We are moving further away from the double dips danger! Last month the US economy added 162,000 jobs- a strong showing of a potentially more sustained recovery for US economy. Payroll gains are largely boosted by private sectors and much less…
  • Nov 18

    Behind President Obama’s Warning of “Double Dip” Danger

    Behind President Obama’s Warning of “Double Dip” Danger
    Today, in an interview with Fox News in Beijing, President Obama warned that “the US economy could head into a ‘double-dip recession’ unless urgent steps were taken to rein back America’s mounting level of public debt,” reported the…
Rank this Week: 1317

Export Control Blog

Export Control Blog

Covers export controls, compliance, sanctions and embargoes. By Scott Gearity.

http://www.exportcontrolblog.com/blog/
  • Feb 24

    BSG Consulting

    BSG Consulting
    Sadly, I still don't have the time to give this blog the attention it deserves, but I did want to let visitors know that I have joined BSG Consulting, a full-service export compliance consulting firm. Please visit us at www.tradecontrols.com.
  • Apr 18

    Hiatu

    Hiatu
    Time to make official what is already obvious -- this blog is on hiatus. I do hope to return in the near future, but there is no date certain. Thanks to everyone who has written wondering if I was taken down and subsequently sequestered by…
  • Oct 19

    Aerospace Execs Talk Global Defense Trade

    Aerospace Execs Talk Global Defense Trade
    The Heritgage Foundation will host a panel discussion today at noon Eastern time on arms export controls featuring executives from Northrup Grumman, Boeing and the Aerospace Industry Association. If you can't make it in person, you can also…
Rank this Week: 3270