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The Exit in Brexit

The BBC has done nice graphic of the steps the UK will have to take under Article 50. Continue reading

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EU Proposes New Hacking Reporting Rules

The proposed legislation is clearly linked to the massive data security breach at Sony. Or better put Sony’s very slow response in announcing that its over 70 million PlayStation users personal data was placed in danger as a result of hacking. Continue reading

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Regulating Traffic Management-An EU Perspective

Telecommunication can play a large part in intellectual property, and the European Union has given an acknowledgement of this today.

It has announced it will be looking at the online data traffic management practices of telecommunications operators. Information provided suggests that the investigation will focus on what information telecommunications operators give consumers about the way they manage internet traffic:“traffic management”.
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Ireland Now EU Top Hedge Fund Domicile

By: Ainsley Brown Hedge Funds, a business synonymous with offshore and often tropical locals is witnessing a surprising trend in the European Union (EU). Are you ready for this? Ok, one word: onshoring. With the passage of the controversial EU … Continue reading

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China Request WTO Panel On EU Shoe Tariff

By: Ainsley Brown The trade skirmish that has erupted between China and the European Union over shoe tariffs has been one that I have being following very closely here on Commercial Law international. And, yes you guessed it, each side … Continue reading

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EU and Vietnam Open Formal Trade Talks

By: Ainsley Brown The European Union (EU) and Vietnam have now officially stated free trade talks after Karel De Gucht, the EU Trade Commissioner, met with the Vietnamese Prime Minister, Nguyen Tan Dung in Hanoi. The talks come after the … Continue reading

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Drop In Global Trade Greater Than Predicted

By: Ainsley Brown Global trade was expected to drop as much as 10% in 2009; instead it fell by 12%. That extra two percent may not seem like much but it represents the largest drop in global commerce since 1945. … Continue reading

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EU Shoe Tariff Results In Chinese WTO Complaint

By: Ainsley Brown In move that comes as no surprise, China has launched an official complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) over the European Union (EU) duties on imported Chinese shoes. And I saw this one coming a mile … Continue reading

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Canada, A Third Party In WTO Panel On Chinese Raw Materials Export Restrictions

By: Ainsley Brown Canada now joins a score of other nations, including Brazil, Japan, Norway, India and Turkey, as third parties in a World Trade Organization (WTO) panel on China’s export restrictions on certain raw materials. A WTO panel is … Continue reading

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Banana Wars, Now At An End

By: Ainsley Brown It is now official the Banana Wars are now at an end. The protracted – 16 years – trade dispute over bananas between the European Union (EU), Latin American countries and the United States is now officially … Continue reading

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