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Join us on June 18 at 11 am Eastern for Part 3 of our webinar series on the USMCA, as we approach entry-into-force of the agreement on July 1, 2020. In this webinar, “USMCA: Labor Rules and Trade Remedies,” Baker McKenzie experts from the United States, Mexico and Canada will discuss how to prepare for enforcement under the Rapid Response Labor Mechanism (RRLM). Join us for a 60-minute discussion about the RRLM*: how it originated, and how…

Join us for Part 2 of our webinar “USMCA: How To Claim Preferential Tariff Treatment,” where Baker McKenzie experts from the United States, Mexico and Canada will dive deeper into select key provisions of the United States-Canada-Mexico Agreement (USMCA). This 60-minute webinar will take place on Thursday, June 11 at 11 am Eastern Time and will cover, among other topics: Changes to specific rules of origin in the automotive and textile sectors, chemicals and steel, among…

The emergence of new principles that should govern direct corporate taxes at the international level may have a strong impact on international trade rules. Baker McKenzie is organizing a one-day conference to address the interaction between those two sets of regulations. The timing of this event is particularly important given the developing conflicts arising from the implementation of new taxes imposed by certain countries on large digital trading companies.Mark your calendars, for this one-day conference, which…

Join us, Thursday, January 16th for a webinar entitled, “The End of the JCPOA?”. This webinar will address the effects of the possible reintroduction of UN and EU sanctions on Iran given recent developments concerning the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. We will also cover: a brief introduction to the current situation, including the JCPOA, the recent escalation between Iran and the United States, and the EU and US response;  how the United Nations multilateral…

We warmly welcome you to our Vietnam Annual Legal Conference 2019: Supply Chain Reboot With global trade wars, sustainability and supply chain protection now a key concern for businesses in the region, this year’s Annual Legal Conference will explore Vietnam’s place in the increasingly complex global marketplace. Our experienced team from Baker McKenzie will take a magnifying glass to the impact of trade on companies and how they are evolving to optimize their supply chains,…

As the deadline for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU approaches and there is an increasing risk of a no-deal Brexit, it is vital for companies to understand the impacts of a no deal and how they can address the challenges to their businesses. Baker McKenzie invites you to join experts from across the UK and EU as they share their experience on steering clients through the key issues surrounding Brexit and on how businesses…

“Hard Brexit”: The VAT & Customs Implications

With less than six months to go before the UK is scheduled to leave the European Union, the questions around the manner of its departure are far from resolved. Political pressure and division both within the UK and at the EU negotiating table could still mean that a ‘hard Brexit’ could yet become a reality. If this happens, the customs and VAT issues that would arise on a ‘soft Brexit’ will be accelerated and businesses will also face further issues around managing their supply chains.

Asia Pacific International Commercial and Trade – Supply Chain Alert, Volume 1 October 2018

Considerations for Supply Contracts During Trade Tensions

Shifts in supply chains are becoming more common as the tit-for-tat tariffs imposed between the US and China continue on without an end in sight. And China and the US are not the only countries imposing increased tariffs as well as non-tariff barriers to trade. Other countries that have a history of higher tariffs and non-tariff barriers to trade, may also be looking to make trade policy adjustments in order to adapt to the changing trade landscape.