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Limited sanctions relief for Iran

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • China, France, Germany, Iran, Russia, United Kingdom, USA
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  • March 3 2014

In November 2013, the P51 - the US, UK, France, China, Russia plus Germany - reached agreement on a Joint Plan of Action ("JPoA") to suspend certain

Australia-Korea FTA: how will investor-state disputes be dealt with?

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia, China, Japan, South Korea
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  • November 1 2013

Australia-Korea FTA negotiations Speaking at a press conference in Brunei earlier this month, Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, stated that the

China opens pilot free trade zone in Shanghai - one month on

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • China
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  • October 31 2013

It has been just over a month since the launch of the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone (FTZ) on 29 September 2013. The importance of the FTZ lies not

More ICT opportunities in China for foreign investors through the Hong Kong CEPA route?

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • China, Hong Kong
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  • November 9 2012

CEPA and Supplement IXCEPA was first signed in 2003 between Hong Kong and Mainland China to offer preferential treatments for Hong Kong businesses to enter certain business sectors in China, most of which at the time were not yet open to other foreign investors under China's WTO commitments

Dispute resolution mechanisms under the China-Taiwan strait Bilateral Investment Protection Agreement

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • China, Taiwan
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  • August 23 2012

On 9 August 2012, after two years of negotiation, Mainland Chinese and Taiwanese negotiators signed two cross-strait agreements; the Cross-strait Bilateral Investment Protection and Promotion Agreement ("IPA"), and the Cross-strait Customs Cooperation Agreement

General counsel update

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • China, European Union, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Mongolia, Singapore, United Kingdom, USA
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  • July 11 2012

This is the thirtieth in our series of general counsel updates which aim to summarise major developments in key areas

China challenges EU footwear anti-dumping duties before the WTO

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • China, European Union, Global
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  • April 15 2010

On 4 February 2009, China initiated dispute settlement proceedings against the European Union (EU) before the World Trade Organization (WTO), contending that the EU imposes anti-dumping duties on leather footwear contrary to WTO rules

WTO decides to examine raw material export restrictions

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • China, Global
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  • December 21 2009

Today, following requests from the USA, the EU and Mexico, the WTO decided to establish a panel for the purpose of determining whether China restricts the export of raw materials contrary to WTO rules

Local content requirements contrary to WTO rules: WTO panel rules against China in auto parts dispute

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • China, Global
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  • November 27 2008

On 18 July 2008, a Panel established by the World Trade Organisation's (WTO) Dispute Settlement Body issued its report holding China to be in breach of its WTO obligations for taxing imports of auto parts at the same rate as foreign-made finished cars

WTO launches investigation into Chinese restrictions on publications and audiovisual entertainment products

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • China, USA
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  • January 8 2008

On 27 November 2007, the WTO agreed to set up a panel to decide whether Chinese import restrictions and distribution rules on films, books, journals, videos and music violate WTO rules