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Sanchez DeVanny Eseverri SC | Mexico | 8 Sep 2021

Medical device import requirements

During the covid-19 pandemic, various provisions regarding the import and marketing of medical-related equipment were either issued or amended. After more than a year of emergency provisions and exceptions being issued by the Mexican health authorities, it appears that there is finally a greater degree of legal certainty as to the general requirements for importing or marketing medical......
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Pinsent Masons | United Kingdom | 8 Sep 2021

Freeport tax sites – opportunity for life sciences businesses to explore?

Boosting innovation is a key focus for the UK government and is at the centre of its post-Brexit and post-covid-19 recovery strategy. Freeports are intended to support the United Kingdom's innovation drive. This article considers how the life sciences sector may benefit from the freeport tax package.
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Arent Fox LLP | USA | 13 Aug 2021

United States signals aggressive approach on forced labour, creating new risks for companies

The passage of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, the issuance of the updated Xinjiang Supply Chain Business Advisory and other recent government actions may indicate that all products produced in whole or partially in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region may soon be banned in the United States. Companies should be aware that this may impact on their ability to fulfil contracts, stock......
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OMC Abogados & Consultores | Peru | 9 Aug 2021

Anti-counterfeit legislation and procedures

The legal framework for anti-counterfeiting in Peru comprises Legislative Decree 635 (for criminal procedures) and Legislative Decree 1075 (regarding the administrative procedures against IP rights infringement). It is recommended that rights holders voluntarily register their trademarks with the Customs Office. This means that if a counterfeit product enters the country, the Customs Office......
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Ramos, Ripoll & Schuster | Mexico | 16 Jul 2021

Transporting goods in Mexico: what documents are required?

When companies and individuals transport goods in Mexico, or contract third parties to do so, they must comply with an extensive framework of rules. Such rules state that several documents must be issued and carried with the goods to provide evidence to the competent authorities in Mexico about the transport, legal possession and legal importation status thereof.
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Gowling WLG | European Union, United Kingdom | 4 Jun 2021

Taking back control – all you need to know but never dared to ask about the UK sanctions regime

By contrast to a good part of UK law post-Brexit, the United Kingdom's autonomous sanctions regime is not a simple 'copy and paste' of existing EU law. The United Kingdom is keen to demonstrate that it is a robust player on the global stage, which includes lively sanctions activity and enforcement. As such, UK domestic legislation has introduced harsher penalties and in places goes further......
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Arent Fox LLP | USA | 21 May 2021

To outrun China, Senate to consider groundbreaking legislation

The Senate has kicked off the complicated process of coordinating and passing multi-committee legislation designed to bolster US technological capabilities, expand the US political, diplomatic and economic toolkit for dealing with China and curb China's growing geopolitical influence. The effort has garnered strong bipartisan support and is likely to yield landmark legislation that will be......
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Bryn Aarflot AS | European Union, Norway | 10 May 2021

Implementation of new Customs Act

By 1 July 2021 a new Customs Act will be implemented in Norway, with simplified procedures relating to the destruction of consignments which contain counterfeit goods. The amendments aim to align Norwegian customs control with EU regulations and practice. For IP owners, the new procedures are long overdue and will be welcomed. Under the new rules, counterfeit goods are more likely to be......
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Arent Fox LLP | USA | 30 Apr 2021

Biden to utilise Export-Import Bank as key element in new International Climate Finance Plan

President Joe Biden recently announced his International Climate Finance Plan as a follow up to his January 2021 Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad. Among other things, the plan is supposed to be a boon to US companies, particularly manufacturers of products and technologies viewed as environmentally beneficial. Accordingly, the Export-Import Bank is expected to......
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Arent Fox LLP | USA | 23 Apr 2021

Combating foreign malign influence or espionage activities targeting institutions of higher education

New legislation may soon expand the jurisdiction of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States as part of a broader push by Congress to position the United States to out compete China in the coming decades and counter China's increasing global influence. The draft Strategic Competition Act 2021 calls for hundreds of millions of dollars in funding for foreign military sales and......
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