In this week’s REWIND of international business law news, a New York judge resuscitates a colonial law to allow a lawsuit against U.S. companies for doing business with the South African apartheid regime, India braces for a potential United States downgrade of its intellectual property rights classification, and New York authorities poise to charge area car dealerships in a scheme to export luxury cars to China.» Read More
This week’s REWIND in international business news looks at EU allegations that China is imposing illegal duties on import of steel pipes, a U.S. company in court fight over competition concerns in Germany, and Brazilian bank faced with demand for back taxes for a 2008 merger.» Read More
This week in international business news, we cover SEC cross-border security-based swaps rule promulgated under Dodd-Frank, China’s “pillar industry” policy, and solar panel-related battle between India and U.S.» Read More
This week in international business, we cover news on the World Trade Organization’s forecast for projected trade growth in 2013, China’s new currency trade partner, Luxembourg’s bank secrecy rules, and U.S. Federal Reserve plans for stimulus-related policy of purchasing of U.S. bonds.» Read More
Prime Minister Sinzo Abe is pushing Japan to enter negotiations to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which is a free-trade pact that includes the U.S. and other Pacific nations. Viewing the move as a “last chance” to prevent Japan from being “left out,” Abe is facing strong opposition from Japan’s agricultural sector, which has historically been adverse to trade liberalization. Some of the effects of free trade would be the elimination of tariffs, and the lessening of governmental regulations and subsidiaries.