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EU Official Calls for Invalidation of EU–U.S. Safe Harbor Pact

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A European Court of Justice (ECJ) advocate general, Yves Bot, has called for the European Union–U.S. Safe Harbor Agreement to be invalidated due to concerns over U.S. surveillance practices (press release here, opinion here). The ECJ has discretion to reject the recommendation, but such opinions are generally followed. A final decision on the issue is expected to …

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Coming to America: Foreign Manufacturers Looking to Produce in the U.S.

China Proposes “RoHS 2” Framework for Comment National Law Review

There’s been buzz about Keer Group lately, the Chinese textile company that opened a cotton mill this year in South Carolina.  China has long been seen as the global capital of textile manufacturing, due in part to their low production costs and seemingly endless supply of cheap labor.  But Keer Group found the rising costs in …

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Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations Face Tighter Timeline as Talks Continue

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Trade ministers announced that they will continue negotiations over several unresolved provisions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) during a four-day meeting in Maui, Hawaii that concluded July 31. Trade ministers representing the 12 Pacific Rim countries included in the free trade deal remain optimistic about negotiations and said in a joint statement that they are …

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BIS Removes Cuba as State Sponsor of Terrorism in Regulations

On July 22, 2015, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), an agency of U.S. Department of Commerce, amended the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to reflect Cuba’s removal from designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism. The Secretary of State rescinded Cuba’s designation on May 29, 2015. As part of Cuba’s removal from designation as a State Sponsor of …

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The Problems and Advantages in Taking Your Company International: A Conversation with Karen Klein, General Counsel to Hotel Tonight, Inc.

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In just under two weeks, the 15th Annual Inside Counsel Super Conference kicks off in downtown Chicago. If previous years are any indication, the event will be packed with a diverse group of senior level audience participants. The speaking faculty is comprised of over 80 In-House Counsel, and more than 80 % of the attendees …

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