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Webinar: Doing Business in Myanmar in the Midst of New Sanctions Recent political developments in Myanmar have led to new sanctions by the US, UK and EU. As a result concerns around doing business in Myanmar and the challenges of doing business in, or with, Myanmar have increased. To help address these concerns, we would like to invite you to Baker McKenzie’s webinar on Doing Business in Myanmar in the Midst of New Sanctions which…

Annual Supply Chain Risks & Rewards in Emerging Markets ConferenceBaker McKenzie is pleased to invite you to our virtual annual conference Supply Chain Risks & Rewards in Emerging Markets, which will now be offered virtually.In addition to providing the latest updates on regional and industry‑specific supply chain compliance developments, this webinar series will focus on cutting‑edge issues in supply chain risk management—including the key developments from the Biden Administration, trade considerations and the impact of…

Asia Pacific International Commercial and Trade Webinar SeriesDecember 2020 – January 2021 | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (GMT+8)We are pleased to present the Asia Pacific Trade Webinar Series which focuses on the Nuts and Bolts of Trade Compliance and will deliver practical guidance and on-the-ground insights from our teams in Asia Pacific. This program features overarching customs developments and highlights on specially regulated goods. Key themes will include:* Significant changes to customs clearance requirements* Customs…

The Incoming US Administration and the Future of Supply Chains in the AmericasFollowing an historic presidential election that took place amid a global pandemic, the incoming Biden-Harris administration will be charged with navigating the largest economy in the hemisphere out of a multi-pronged crisis. With supply chains across the Americas highly impacted by the destabilizing effects of 2020, how can the United States and its partners and allies in the Americas work together to advance trade…

CONTACT USVISIT WEBSITEFORWARDFOLLOWWebinar: The new UK Foreign Investment Regime: Everything you need to know11/23/2020On 11 November 2020, the UK Government introduced a new bill that would significantly expand its powers to review transactions on national security grounds, in line with global trends of increasing regulatory scrutiny of incoming foreign investments….Read more…If you wish to opt out of these communications, please click hereBaker & McKenzie International is a global law firm with member law firms around the…

Invitation Thursday, 12 November 2020     Dear All,Notwithstanding these unprecedented times, we would like to keep you abreast of recent developments and expected trends in Swiss, EU and US trade sanctions and export controls in one of our series of trade compliance webinars. Moreover, we would like to also bring you the latest news on Brexit, the WTO and what has become probably the term of the year in our practice area, “Trade Wars”.Please…

Please save the date for our upcoming Trade Day 2020 event in Stockholm, taking place on 5 November 2020. We will cover recent developments and trends in compliance, export control, trade sanctions and customs. A full agenda will be sent out closer to the event. Considering the ongoing pandemic we will be hosting the event as a traditional seminar in Stockholm city, but also via Zoom. In order for us to make proper arrangements that will…

On August 18, 2020, the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) published in the Federal Register a document indicating that the interagency Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) requests comments and will hold a public hearing [Docket Number USTR-2020-0033] to assist the USTR in the preparation of its annual report to Congress on China’s implementation of its obligations as a Member of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Due to COVID-19, the TPSC will foster public…

On 15 July 2020, the U.S. and Gulf Cooperation Council (“GCC”)-led Terrorist Financing Targeting Center (“TFTC”) designated six targets affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (“ISIS”), including an entity allegedly posing as a charity (and its director) based in Afghanistan that allegedly provided support to ISIS’ branch in that country, ISIS-Khorasan (“ISIS-K”). The entities that were designated are: Al Haram ExchangeTawasul CompanyAl-Khalidi ExchangeNejaat Social Welfare Organization Five of these targets (which includes…

On 28 July 2020, the EU agreed to impose EU-wide measures to restrict the export of certain items to Hong Kong. The EU Council’s press release can be found here. These restricted goods include equipment or technology that could be used for internal repression, interception of internal communications or cyber surveillance. Like recent US and UK measures, the new EU export controls have been proposed in response to the recent HK National Security Law. Germany has…