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Vol. I: Issue 13 - September 6, 2006

E-DISCOVERY ROUNDTABLE
Global companies face e-discovery issues in a variety of situations, which can include not only litigation but regulatory proceedings, such as HSR second requests.
Innovative e-discovery approaches are the subject of a special Crowell & Moring roundtable on October 25, 2006. More…


After Doha: Practical Approaches for Cutting the Costs of Trade.
This is the second installment in our continuing series on ways for companies to improve their bottom lines by scrubbing their supply chains, enhancing export sales, and cutting import duties in the post-Doha environment. More…



C-TPAT Develops New Minimum Security Criteria for Foreign Manufacturers effective August 29, 2006. More…



Bureau of Industry and Security Holds Regional Meetings with the Public to Explain New Proposed Export Control Rules for China. More…


With the collapse of the World Trade Organization's Doha Round and no clear timeline for its resurrection, member countries are expected to focus renewed attention on bilateral and regional free trade agreements (FTAs). More…



The U.S. considers sanctions options on Iran.
As the deadline for UN action approaches, the U.S. is considering "plan B" tactics to turn put pressure on Iran if the UN does not act. The U.S. has been turning up the heat on Iran through strict enforcement of its direct sanctions and increasing use of its indirect sanctions. More…



Focus on Iran – Singapore Airlines Joint Venture Sanctioned by OFAC. More…


Commission Announces New Initiatives on EU-U.S. Passenger Data Transfer: More of the Same or Expanded Access to Such Data? More…



Japanese Executives Arrested for Violation of Japan 's Export Control Laws. More…



Crowell & Moring's Brussels office to host a seminar on "Trade Association Activity - Antitrust Pitfalls and Compliance Strategies" on November 30, 2006. More...

Crowell & Moring International Trade Counsel, Brian Peck, authored an editorial piece titled, "Benefits of the ROK-U.S. FTA," which appeared in The Korea Times. More...

 

GMOs
The EU – U.S. controversy over the spread of unauthorized genetically modified rice fuels the already infected cross-Atlantic GMO debate. More…

EU ANTIDUMPING European Commission publicly acknowledges that it has started a comprehensive review of the way that the EU will apply anti-dumping measures in the future. Confirming widespread speculation that EU Commissioner Peter Mandelson is unhappy with the inflexibility built into the way that the EU applies its anti-dumping laws, the European Commission has discreetly confirmed that a wholesale review of this trade remedy law is underway. More…

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