Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: Commerce http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: European Union: Draft Directive on Damage Claims by Victims of Antitrust Violations http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404047_text Commerce; Competition and antitrust; International organizations - In April 2014, the European Parliament adopted a proposal for a Directive regulating various aspects of actions for damages suffered by victims of antitrust violations. The European Commission initially proposed the Directive in June 2013.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404047_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Law on Protecting Book Industry Passed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403661_text Commerce - In April 2014, the European Parliament adopted a proposal for a Directive regulating various aspects of actions for damages suffered by victims of antitrust violations. The European Commission initially proposed the Directive in June 2013. On July 31, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for the Protection of Literature and of Authors in Israel (Temporary Provision), 5773-2013 ([in Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403661_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Credit Card Company Ends Contract with Operator of Pornographic Websites http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403577_text Commerce - In April 2014, the European Parliament adopted a proposal for a Directive regulating various aspects of actions for damages suffered by victims of antitrust violations. The European Commission initially proposed the Directive in June 2013. On July 31, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for the Protection of Literature and of Authors in Israel (Temporary Provision), 5773-2013 ([in Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The The Tel Aviv District Court recently rejected a petition brought by an operator of pornographic websites for an injunction against a credit card company (the respondent), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 30 Apr 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403577_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Adopted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403408_text Commerce - In April 2014, the European Parliament adopted a proposal for a Directive regulating various aspects of actions for damages suffered by victims of antitrust violations. The European Commission initially proposed the Directive in June 2013. On July 31, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for the Protection of Literature and of Authors in Israel (Temporary Provision), 5773-2013 ([in Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The The Tel Aviv District Court recently rejected a petition brought by an operator of pornographic websites for an injunction against a credit card company (the respondent), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 23 Nov 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403408_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Plan to Ban Large Stores in Small Towns http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403404_text Commerce - In April 2014, the European Parliament adopted a proposal for a Directive regulating various aspects of actions for damages suffered by victims of antitrust violations. The European Commission initially proposed the Directive in June 2013. On July 31, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for the Protection of Literature and of Authors in Israel (Temporary Provision), 5773-2013 ([in Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The The Tel Aviv District Court recently rejected a petition brought by an operator of pornographic websites for an injunction against a credit card company (the respondent), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 20 Nov 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403404_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: Regulation on Crating of Produce http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403186_text Commerce - In April 2014, the European Parliament adopted a proposal for a Directive regulating various aspects of actions for damages suffered by victims of antitrust violations. The European Commission initially proposed the Directive in June 2013. On July 31, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for the Protection of Literature and of Authors in Israel (Temporary Provision), 5773-2013 ([in Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The The Tel Aviv District Court recently rejected a petition brought by an operator of pornographic websites for an injunction against a credit card company (the respondent), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 14 Jun 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403186_text Global Legal Monitor: APEC: European Commission Examines Possible Infringement of EU Competition Rules by Apple http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402922_text Commerce - In April 2014, the European Parliament adopted a proposal for a Directive regulating various aspects of actions for damages suffered by victims of antitrust violations. The European Commission initially proposed the Directive in June 2013. On July 31, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for the Protection of Literature and of Authors in Israel (Temporary Provision), 5773-2013 ([in Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The The Tel Aviv District Court recently rejected a petition brought by an operator of pornographic websites for an injunction against a credit card company (the respondent), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables On December 6, 2011, parallel to the United States Department of Justice's announcement that it will examine possible collusion between Apple Incorporated and five international publishing houses, the European Commission initiated its own investigation proceedings of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 20 Dec 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402922_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: Government Permitted to Expropriate Certain Businesses http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402879_text Commerce - In April 2014, the European Parliament adopted a proposal for a Directive regulating various aspects of actions for damages suffered by victims of antitrust violations. The European Commission initially proposed the Directive in June 2013. On July 31, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for the Protection of Literature and of Authors in Israel (Temporary Provision), 5773-2013 ([in Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The The Tel Aviv District Court recently rejected a petition brought by an operator of pornographic websites for an injunction against a credit card company (the respondent), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables On December 6, 2011, parallel to the United States Department of Justice's announcement that it will examine possible collusion between Apple Incorporated and five international publishing houses, the European Commission initiated its own investigation proceedings of On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 14 Nov 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402879_text Global Legal Monitor: Nicaragua: New Commercial Code to Be Drafted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402786_text Commerce - In April 2014, the European Parliament adopted a proposal for a Directive regulating various aspects of actions for damages suffered by victims of antitrust violations. The European Commission initially proposed the Directive in June 2013. On July 31, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for the Protection of Literature and of Authors in Israel (Temporary Provision), 5773-2013 ([in Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The The Tel Aviv District Court recently rejected a petition brought by an operator of pornographic websites for an injunction against a credit card company (the respondent), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables On December 6, 2011, parallel to the United States Department of Justice's announcement that it will examine possible collusion between Apple Incorporated and five international publishing houses, the European Commission initiated its own investigation proceedings of On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Within the next two years, Nicaragua expects to draft and approve a new Commercial Code. The Consejo Superio de la Empresa Privada (COSEP) [Superior Council for Private Enterprise] and President Daniel Ortega's administration are planning to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 25 Aug 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402786_text Global Legal Monitor: France: Digital Book Pricing Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402732_text Commerce - In April 2014, the European Parliament adopted a proposal for a Directive regulating various aspects of actions for damages suffered by victims of antitrust violations. The European Commission initially proposed the Directive in June 2013. On July 31, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for the Protection of Literature and of Authors in Israel (Temporary Provision), 5773-2013 ([in Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The The Tel Aviv District Court recently rejected a petition brought by an operator of pornographic websites for an injunction against a credit card company (the respondent), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables On December 6, 2011, parallel to the United States Department of Justice's announcement that it will examine possible collusion between Apple Incorporated and five international publishing houses, the European Commission initiated its own investigation proceedings of On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Within the next two years, Nicaragua expects to draft and approve a new Commercial Code. The Consejo Superio de la Empresa Privada (COSEP) [Superior Council for Private Enterprise] and President Daniel Ortega's administration are planning to The French Parliament recently adopted Law 2011-590 of May 26, 2011, on the price of digital books (Loi nanddeg; 2011-590 du 26 mai 2011 relative au prix du livre num;rique, LEGIFRANCE (last visited July 1,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 01 Jul 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402732_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Measure to Counter Foreign Takeovers http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402662_text Commerce - In April 2014, the European Parliament adopted a proposal for a Directive regulating various aspects of actions for damages suffered by victims of antitrust violations. The European Commission initially proposed the Directive in June 2013. On July 31, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for the Protection of Literature and of Authors in Israel (Temporary Provision), 5773-2013 ([in Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The The Tel Aviv District Court recently rejected a petition brought by an operator of pornographic websites for an injunction against a credit card company (the respondent), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables On December 6, 2011, parallel to the United States Department of Justice's announcement that it will examine possible collusion between Apple Incorporated and five international publishing houses, the European Commission initiated its own investigation proceedings of On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Within the next two years, Nicaragua expects to draft and approve a new Commercial Code. The Consejo Superio de la Empresa Privada (COSEP) [Superior Council for Private Enterprise] and President Daniel Ortega's administration are planning to The French Parliament recently adopted Law 2011-590 of May 26, 2011, on the price of digital books (Loi nanddeg; 2011-590 du 26 mai 2011 relative au prix du livre num;rique, LEGIFRANCE (last visited July 1, On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 10 May 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402662_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Green Tea Promotion Adopted by Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402655_text Commerce - In April 2014, the European Parliament adopted a proposal for a Directive regulating various aspects of actions for damages suffered by victims of antitrust violations. The European Commission initially proposed the Directive in June 2013. On July 31, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for the Protection of Literature and of Authors in Israel (Temporary Provision), 5773-2013 ([in Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The The Tel Aviv District Court recently rejected a petition brought by an operator of pornographic websites for an injunction against a credit card company (the respondent), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables On December 6, 2011, parallel to the United States Department of Justice's announcement that it will examine possible collusion between Apple Incorporated and five international publishing houses, the European Commission initiated its own investigation proceedings of On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Within the next two years, Nicaragua expects to draft and approve a new Commercial Code. The Consejo Superio de la Empresa Privada (COSEP) [Superior Council for Private Enterprise] and President Daniel Ortega's administration are planning to The French Parliament recently adopted Law 2011-590 of May 26, 2011, on the price of digital books (Loi nanddeg; 2011-590 du 26 mai 2011 relative au prix du livre num;rique, LEGIFRANCE (last visited July 1, On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 03 May 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402655_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Preference for Israeli-Made Textile Products http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402500_text Commerce - In April 2014, the European Parliament adopted a proposal for a Directive regulating various aspects of actions for damages suffered by victims of antitrust violations. The European Commission initially proposed the Directive in June 2013. On July 31, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for the Protection of Literature and of Authors in Israel (Temporary Provision), 5773-2013 ([in Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The The Tel Aviv District Court recently rejected a petition brought by an operator of pornographic websites for an injunction against a credit card company (the respondent), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables On December 6, 2011, parallel to the United States Department of Justice's announcement that it will examine possible collusion between Apple Incorporated and five international publishing houses, the European Commission initiated its own investigation proceedings of On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Within the next two years, Nicaragua expects to draft and approve a new Commercial Code. The Consejo Superio de la Empresa Privada (COSEP) [Superior Council for Private Enterprise] and President Daniel Ortega's administration are planning to The French Parliament recently adopted Law 2011-590 of May 26, 2011, on the price of digital books (Loi nanddeg; 2011-590 du 26 mai 2011 relative au prix du livre num;rique, LEGIFRANCE (last visited July 1, On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the On December 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Public Tenders Duty Law, 5752-1992. The Law imposes an obligation on the government and its agencies to advertise a public tender that will... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Feb 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402500_text Global Legal Monitor: Cape Verde: New Decrees Regulate the Service Sector and Import of Goods http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402466_text Commerce - In April 2014, the European Parliament adopted a proposal for a Directive regulating various aspects of actions for damages suffered by victims of antitrust violations. The European Commission initially proposed the Directive in June 2013. On July 31, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for the Protection of Literature and of Authors in Israel (Temporary Provision), 5773-2013 ([in Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The The Tel Aviv District Court recently rejected a petition brought by an operator of pornographic websites for an injunction against a credit card company (the respondent), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables On December 6, 2011, parallel to the United States Department of Justice's announcement that it will examine possible collusion between Apple Incorporated and five international publishing houses, the European Commission initiated its own investigation proceedings of On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Within the next two years, Nicaragua expects to draft and approve a new Commercial Code. The Consejo Superio de la Empresa Privada (COSEP) [Superior Council for Private Enterprise] and President Daniel Ortega's administration are planning to The French Parliament recently adopted Law 2011-590 of May 26, 2011, on the price of digital books (Loi nanddeg; 2011-590 du 26 mai 2011 relative au prix du livre num;rique, LEGIFRANCE (last visited July 1, On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the On December 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Public Tenders Duty Law, 5752-1992. The Law imposes an obligation on the government and its agencies to advertise a public tender that will It was reported on January 3, 2011, that the Cape Verdean Council of Ministers (Cabinet) approved a new decree-law that will regulate the services sector of the country. The statute is expected to expedite services and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 10 Jan 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402466_text Global Legal Monitor: Cape Verde: Council of Ministers Approves Bills Creating an International Business Center and Other Incentive Measures http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402097_text Commerce - In April 2014, the European Parliament adopted a proposal for a Directive regulating various aspects of actions for damages suffered by victims of antitrust violations. The European Commission initially proposed the Directive in June 2013. On July 31, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for the Protection of Literature and of Authors in Israel (Temporary Provision), 5773-2013 ([in Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The The Tel Aviv District Court recently rejected a petition brought by an operator of pornographic websites for an injunction against a credit card company (the respondent), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables On December 6, 2011, parallel to the United States Department of Justice's announcement that it will examine possible collusion between Apple Incorporated and five international publishing houses, the European Commission initiated its own investigation proceedings of On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Within the next two years, Nicaragua expects to draft and approve a new Commercial Code. The Consejo Superio de la Empresa Privada (COSEP) [Superior Council for Private Enterprise] and President Daniel Ortega's administration are planning to The French Parliament recently adopted Law 2011-590 of May 26, 2011, on the price of digital books (Loi nanddeg; 2011-590 du 26 mai 2011 relative au prix du livre num;rique, LEGIFRANCE (last visited July 1, On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the On December 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Public Tenders Duty Law, 5752-1992. The Law imposes an obligation on the government and its agencies to advertise a public tender that will It was reported on January 3, 2011, that the Cape Verdean Council of Ministers (Cabinet) approved a new decree-law that will regulate the services sector of the country. The statute is expected to expedite services and On June 17, 2010, the Council of Ministers of Cape Verde approved the drafts of three bills granting legislative authorization to the government for the creation of the International Business Center of Cape Verde, creating a... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 08 Jul 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402097_text Global Legal Monitor: Romania: Bill on Public-Private Partnerships Passed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401967_text Commerce - In April 2014, the European Parliament adopted a proposal for a Directive regulating various aspects of actions for damages suffered by victims of antitrust violations. The European Commission initially proposed the Directive in June 2013. On July 31, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for the Protection of Literature and of Authors in Israel (Temporary Provision), 5773-2013 ([in Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The The Tel Aviv District Court recently rejected a petition brought by an operator of pornographic websites for an injunction against a credit card company (the respondent), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables On December 6, 2011, parallel to the United States Department of Justice's announcement that it will examine possible collusion between Apple Incorporated and five international publishing houses, the European Commission initiated its own investigation proceedings of On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Within the next two years, Nicaragua expects to draft and approve a new Commercial Code. The Consejo Superio de la Empresa Privada (COSEP) [Superior Council for Private Enterprise] and President Daniel Ortega's administration are planning to The French Parliament recently adopted Law 2011-590 of May 26, 2011, on the price of digital books (Loi nanddeg; 2011-590 du 26 mai 2011 relative au prix du livre num;rique, LEGIFRANCE (last visited July 1, On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the On December 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Public Tenders Duty Law, 5752-1992. The Law imposes an obligation on the government and its agencies to advertise a public tender that will It was reported on January 3, 2011, that the Cape Verdean Council of Ministers (Cabinet) approved a new decree-law that will regulate the services sector of the country. The statute is expected to expedite services and On June 17, 2010, the Council of Ministers of Cape Verde approved the drafts of three bills granting legislative authorization to the government for the creation of the International Business Center of Cape Verde, creating a The Romanian Senate adopted a bill on public-private partnerships on May 5, 2010. The legislation, passed by a unanimous vote, seeks to streamline procedures by "regulating the design, financing, construction, operation, rehabilitation, development and transfer of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 12 May 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401967_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Local Content Bill Signed into Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401950_text Commerce - In April 2014, the European Parliament adopted a proposal for a Directive regulating various aspects of actions for damages suffered by victims of antitrust violations. The European Commission initially proposed the Directive in June 2013. On July 31, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for the Protection of Literature and of Authors in Israel (Temporary Provision), 5773-2013 ([in Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The The Tel Aviv District Court recently rejected a petition brought by an operator of pornographic websites for an injunction against a credit card company (the respondent), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables On December 6, 2011, parallel to the United States Department of Justice's announcement that it will examine possible collusion between Apple Incorporated and five international publishing houses, the European Commission initiated its own investigation proceedings of On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Within the next two years, Nicaragua expects to draft and approve a new Commercial Code. The Consejo Superio de la Empresa Privada (COSEP) [Superior Council for Private Enterprise] and President Daniel Ortega's administration are planning to The French Parliament recently adopted Law 2011-590 of May 26, 2011, on the price of digital books (Loi nanddeg; 2011-590 du 26 mai 2011 relative au prix du livre num;rique, LEGIFRANCE (last visited July 1, On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the On December 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Public Tenders Duty Law, 5752-1992. The Law imposes an obligation on the government and its agencies to advertise a public tender that will It was reported on January 3, 2011, that the Cape Verdean Council of Ministers (Cabinet) approved a new decree-law that will regulate the services sector of the country. The statute is expected to expedite services and On June 17, 2010, the Council of Ministers of Cape Verde approved the drafts of three bills granting legislative authorization to the government for the creation of the International Business Center of Cape Verde, creating a The Romanian Senate adopted a bill on public-private partnerships on May 5, 2010. The legislation, passed by a unanimous vote, seeks to streamline procedures by "regulating the design, financing, construction, operation, rehabilitation, development and transfer of On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 30 Apr 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401950_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union: New Antitrust Rules on Vertical Agreements http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401946_text Commerce - In April 2014, the European Parliament adopted a proposal for a Directive regulating various aspects of actions for damages suffered by victims of antitrust violations. The European Commission initially proposed the Directive in June 2013. On July 31, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for the Protection of Literature and of Authors in Israel (Temporary Provision), 5773-2013 ([in Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The The Tel Aviv District Court recently rejected a petition brought by an operator of pornographic websites for an injunction against a credit card company (the respondent), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables On December 6, 2011, parallel to the United States Department of Justice's announcement that it will examine possible collusion between Apple Incorporated and five international publishing houses, the European Commission initiated its own investigation proceedings of On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Within the next two years, Nicaragua expects to draft and approve a new Commercial Code. The Consejo Superio de la Empresa Privada (COSEP) [Superior Council for Private Enterprise] and President Daniel Ortega's administration are planning to The French Parliament recently adopted Law 2011-590 of May 26, 2011, on the price of digital books (Loi nanddeg; 2011-590 du 26 mai 2011 relative au prix du livre num;rique, LEGIFRANCE (last visited July 1, On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the On December 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Public Tenders Duty Law, 5752-1992. The Law imposes an obligation on the government and its agencies to advertise a public tender that will It was reported on January 3, 2011, that the Cape Verdean Council of Ministers (Cabinet) approved a new decree-law that will regulate the services sector of the country. The statute is expected to expedite services and On June 17, 2010, the Council of Ministers of Cape Verde approved the drafts of three bills granting legislative authorization to the government for the creation of the International Business Center of Cape Verde, creating a The Romanian Senate adopted a bill on public-private partnerships on May 5, 2010. The legislation, passed by a unanimous vote, seeks to streamline procedures by "regulating the design, financing, construction, operation, rehabilitation, development and transfer of On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. On April 19, 2010, the European Union adopted new, revised antitrust rules (a Regulation and Guidelines) for so-called vertical agreements, that is, supply and distribution agreements. Vertical agreements raise antitrust issues by limiting competition when an... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 26 Apr 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401946_text Global Legal Monitor: Taiwan: Law on Industrial Innovation Adopted in Place of Expired Statute for Upgrading Industries http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401939_text Commerce - In April 2014, the European Parliament adopted a proposal for a Directive regulating various aspects of actions for damages suffered by victims of antitrust violations. The European Commission initially proposed the Directive in June 2013. On July 31, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for the Protection of Literature and of Authors in Israel (Temporary Provision), 5773-2013 ([in Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The The Tel Aviv District Court recently rejected a petition brought by an operator of pornographic websites for an injunction against a credit card company (the respondent), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables On December 6, 2011, parallel to the United States Department of Justice's announcement that it will examine possible collusion between Apple Incorporated and five international publishing houses, the European Commission initiated its own investigation proceedings of On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Within the next two years, Nicaragua expects to draft and approve a new Commercial Code. The Consejo Superio de la Empresa Privada (COSEP) [Superior Council for Private Enterprise] and President Daniel Ortega's administration are planning to The French Parliament recently adopted Law 2011-590 of May 26, 2011, on the price of digital books (Loi nanddeg; 2011-590 du 26 mai 2011 relative au prix du livre num;rique, LEGIFRANCE (last visited July 1, On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the On December 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Public Tenders Duty Law, 5752-1992. The Law imposes an obligation on the government and its agencies to advertise a public tender that will It was reported on January 3, 2011, that the Cape Verdean Council of Ministers (Cabinet) approved a new decree-law that will regulate the services sector of the country. The statute is expected to expedite services and On June 17, 2010, the Council of Ministers of Cape Verde approved the drafts of three bills granting legislative authorization to the government for the creation of the International Business Center of Cape Verde, creating a The Romanian Senate adopted a bill on public-private partnerships on May 5, 2010. The legislation, passed by a unanimous vote, seeks to streamline procedures by "regulating the design, financing, construction, operation, rehabilitation, development and transfer of On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. On April 19, 2010, the European Union adopted new, revised antitrust rules (a Regulation and Guidelines) for so-called vertical agreements, that is, supply and distribution agreements. Vertical agreements raise antitrust issues by limiting competition when an On April 16, 2010, Taiwan's Legislative Yuan adopted the Statute for Industrial Innovation, which will take the place of the expired Statute for Upgrading Industries. Under the new law, the government will be able to encourage... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 22 Apr 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401939_text Global Legal Monitor: Peru: General Law on Tourism Promulgated http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401585_text Commerce - In April 2014, the European Parliament adopted a proposal for a Directive regulating various aspects of actions for damages suffered by victims of antitrust violations. The European Commission initially proposed the Directive in June 2013. On July 31, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for the Protection of Literature and of Authors in Israel (Temporary Provision), 5773-2013 ([in Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The The Tel Aviv District Court recently rejected a petition brought by an operator of pornographic websites for an injunction against a credit card company (the respondent), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables On December 6, 2011, parallel to the United States Department of Justice's announcement that it will examine possible collusion between Apple Incorporated and five international publishing houses, the European Commission initiated its own investigation proceedings of On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Within the next two years, Nicaragua expects to draft and approve a new Commercial Code. The Consejo Superio de la Empresa Privada (COSEP) [Superior Council for Private Enterprise] and President Daniel Ortega's administration are planning to The French Parliament recently adopted Law 2011-590 of May 26, 2011, on the price of digital books (Loi nanddeg; 2011-590 du 26 mai 2011 relative au prix du livre num;rique, LEGIFRANCE (last visited July 1, On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the On December 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Public Tenders Duty Law, 5752-1992. The Law imposes an obligation on the government and its agencies to advertise a public tender that will It was reported on January 3, 2011, that the Cape Verdean Council of Ministers (Cabinet) approved a new decree-law that will regulate the services sector of the country. The statute is expected to expedite services and On June 17, 2010, the Council of Ministers of Cape Verde approved the drafts of three bills granting legislative authorization to the government for the creation of the International Business Center of Cape Verde, creating a The Romanian Senate adopted a bill on public-private partnerships on May 5, 2010. The legislation, passed by a unanimous vote, seeks to streamline procedures by "regulating the design, financing, construction, operation, rehabilitation, development and transfer of On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. On April 19, 2010, the European Union adopted new, revised antitrust rules (a Regulation and Guidelines) for so-called vertical agreements, that is, supply and distribution agreements. Vertical agreements raise antitrust issues by limiting competition when an On April 16, 2010, Taiwan's Legislative Yuan adopted the Statute for Industrial Innovation, which will take the place of the expired Statute for Upgrading Industries. Under the new law, the government will be able to encourage On September 17, 2009, President Alan Garcia P;rez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29408, declaring tourism to be of national interest and a priority policy of the state for the development of the country.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 25 Sep 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401585_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Two Laws Revised to Protect Technology http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401413_text Commerce - In April 2014, the European Parliament adopted a proposal for a Directive regulating various aspects of actions for damages suffered by victims of antitrust violations. The European Commission initially proposed the Directive in June 2013. On July 31, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for the Protection of Literature and of Authors in Israel (Temporary Provision), 5773-2013 ([in Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The The Tel Aviv District Court recently rejected a petition brought by an operator of pornographic websites for an injunction against a credit card company (the respondent), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables On December 6, 2011, parallel to the United States Department of Justice's announcement that it will examine possible collusion between Apple Incorporated and five international publishing houses, the European Commission initiated its own investigation proceedings of On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Within the next two years, Nicaragua expects to draft and approve a new Commercial Code. The Consejo Superio de la Empresa Privada (COSEP) [Superior Council for Private Enterprise] and President Daniel Ortega's administration are planning to The French Parliament recently adopted Law 2011-590 of May 26, 2011, on the price of digital books (Loi nanddeg; 2011-590 du 26 mai 2011 relative au prix du livre num;rique, LEGIFRANCE (last visited July 1, On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the On December 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Public Tenders Duty Law, 5752-1992. The Law imposes an obligation on the government and its agencies to advertise a public tender that will It was reported on January 3, 2011, that the Cape Verdean Council of Ministers (Cabinet) approved a new decree-law that will regulate the services sector of the country. The statute is expected to expedite services and On June 17, 2010, the Council of Ministers of Cape Verde approved the drafts of three bills granting legislative authorization to the government for the creation of the International Business Center of Cape Verde, creating a The Romanian Senate adopted a bill on public-private partnerships on May 5, 2010. The legislation, passed by a unanimous vote, seeks to streamline procedures by "regulating the design, financing, construction, operation, rehabilitation, development and transfer of On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. On April 19, 2010, the European Union adopted new, revised antitrust rules (a Regulation and Guidelines) for so-called vertical agreements, that is, supply and distribution agreements. Vertical agreements raise antitrust issues by limiting competition when an On April 16, 2010, Taiwan's Legislative Yuan adopted the Statute for Industrial Innovation, which will take the place of the expired Statute for Upgrading Industries. Under the new law, the government will be able to encourage On September 17, 2009, President Alan Garcia P;rez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29408, declaring tourism to be of national interest and a priority policy of the state for the development of the country. Two national laws were amended this year to protect the technology and trade secrets of firms in Japan. The amendment of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 30 of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 07 Jul 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401413_text Global Legal Monitor: Gambia: Anti-Hoarding Bill with Stringent Provisions Enacted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401396_text Commerce - In April 2014, the European Parliament adopted a proposal for a Directive regulating various aspects of actions for damages suffered by victims of antitrust violations. The European Commission initially proposed the Directive in June 2013. On July 31, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for the Protection of Literature and of Authors in Israel (Temporary Provision), 5773-2013 ([in Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The The Tel Aviv District Court recently rejected a petition brought by an operator of pornographic websites for an injunction against a credit card company (the respondent), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables On December 6, 2011, parallel to the United States Department of Justice's announcement that it will examine possible collusion between Apple Incorporated and five international publishing houses, the European Commission initiated its own investigation proceedings of On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Within the next two years, Nicaragua expects to draft and approve a new Commercial Code. The Consejo Superio de la Empresa Privada (COSEP) [Superior Council for Private Enterprise] and President Daniel Ortega's administration are planning to The French Parliament recently adopted Law 2011-590 of May 26, 2011, on the price of digital books (Loi nanddeg; 2011-590 du 26 mai 2011 relative au prix du livre num;rique, LEGIFRANCE (last visited July 1, On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the On December 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Public Tenders Duty Law, 5752-1992. The Law imposes an obligation on the government and its agencies to advertise a public tender that will It was reported on January 3, 2011, that the Cape Verdean Council of Ministers (Cabinet) approved a new decree-law that will regulate the services sector of the country. The statute is expected to expedite services and On June 17, 2010, the Council of Ministers of Cape Verde approved the drafts of three bills granting legislative authorization to the government for the creation of the International Business Center of Cape Verde, creating a The Romanian Senate adopted a bill on public-private partnerships on May 5, 2010. The legislation, passed by a unanimous vote, seeks to streamline procedures by "regulating the design, financing, construction, operation, rehabilitation, development and transfer of On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. On April 19, 2010, the European Union adopted new, revised antitrust rules (a Regulation and Guidelines) for so-called vertical agreements, that is, supply and distribution agreements. Vertical agreements raise antitrust issues by limiting competition when an On April 16, 2010, Taiwan's Legislative Yuan adopted the Statute for Industrial Innovation, which will take the place of the expired Statute for Upgrading Industries. Under the new law, the government will be able to encourage On September 17, 2009, President Alan Garcia P;rez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29408, declaring tourism to be of national interest and a priority policy of the state for the development of the country. Two national laws were amended this year to protect the technology and trade secrets of firms in Japan. The amendment of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 30 of On June 23, 2009, the Gambian National Assembly passed the Hoarding Prohibition Bill of 2009, a law that seeks to put an end to the practice by some businessmen of hoarding essential commodities to create artificial... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 01 Jul 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401396_text Global Legal Monitor: World Trade Organization: Hyperlinked Map of Disputes Between Members http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401344_text Commerce - In April 2014, the European Parliament adopted a proposal for a Directive regulating various aspects of actions for damages suffered by victims of antitrust violations. The European Commission initially proposed the Directive in June 2013. On July 31, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for the Protection of Literature and of Authors in Israel (Temporary Provision), 5773-2013 ([in Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The The Tel Aviv District Court recently rejected a petition brought by an operator of pornographic websites for an injunction against a credit card company (the respondent), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables On December 6, 2011, parallel to the United States Department of Justice's announcement that it will examine possible collusion between Apple Incorporated and five international publishing houses, the European Commission initiated its own investigation proceedings of On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Within the next two years, Nicaragua expects to draft and approve a new Commercial Code. The Consejo Superio de la Empresa Privada (COSEP) [Superior Council for Private Enterprise] and President Daniel Ortega's administration are planning to The French Parliament recently adopted Law 2011-590 of May 26, 2011, on the price of digital books (Loi nanddeg; 2011-590 du 26 mai 2011 relative au prix du livre num;rique, LEGIFRANCE (last visited July 1, On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the On December 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Public Tenders Duty Law, 5752-1992. The Law imposes an obligation on the government and its agencies to advertise a public tender that will It was reported on January 3, 2011, that the Cape Verdean Council of Ministers (Cabinet) approved a new decree-law that will regulate the services sector of the country. The statute is expected to expedite services and On June 17, 2010, the Council of Ministers of Cape Verde approved the drafts of three bills granting legislative authorization to the government for the creation of the International Business Center of Cape Verde, creating a The Romanian Senate adopted a bill on public-private partnerships on May 5, 2010. The legislation, passed by a unanimous vote, seeks to streamline procedures by "regulating the design, financing, construction, operation, rehabilitation, development and transfer of On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. On April 19, 2010, the European Union adopted new, revised antitrust rules (a Regulation and Guidelines) for so-called vertical agreements, that is, supply and distribution agreements. Vertical agreements raise antitrust issues by limiting competition when an On April 16, 2010, Taiwan's Legislative Yuan adopted the Statute for Industrial Innovation, which will take the place of the expired Statute for Upgrading Industries. Under the new law, the government will be able to encourage On September 17, 2009, President Alan Garcia P;rez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29408, declaring tourism to be of national interest and a priority policy of the state for the development of the country. Two national laws were amended this year to protect the technology and trade secrets of firms in Japan. The amendment of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 30 of On June 23, 2009, the Gambian National Assembly passed the Hoarding Prohibition Bill of 2009, a law that seeks to put an end to the practice by some businessmen of hoarding essential commodities to create artificial The World Trade Organization has recently posted on its website an interactive map that depicts disputes between its member states. The top of the webpage shows a list of highlight-able choices among types of member-state involvement... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 11 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401344_text Global Legal Monitor: European Court of Justice: EU Members May Restrict Ownership and Operation of Pharmacies to Pharmacists http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401323_text Commerce - In April 2014, the European Parliament adopted a proposal for a Directive regulating various aspects of actions for damages suffered by victims of antitrust violations. The European Commission initially proposed the Directive in June 2013. On July 31, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for the Protection of Literature and of Authors in Israel (Temporary Provision), 5773-2013 ([in Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The The Tel Aviv District Court recently rejected a petition brought by an operator of pornographic websites for an injunction against a credit card company (the respondent), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables On December 6, 2011, parallel to the United States Department of Justice's announcement that it will examine possible collusion between Apple Incorporated and five international publishing houses, the European Commission initiated its own investigation proceedings of On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Within the next two years, Nicaragua expects to draft and approve a new Commercial Code. The Consejo Superio de la Empresa Privada (COSEP) [Superior Council for Private Enterprise] and President Daniel Ortega's administration are planning to The French Parliament recently adopted Law 2011-590 of May 26, 2011, on the price of digital books (Loi nanddeg; 2011-590 du 26 mai 2011 relative au prix du livre num;rique, LEGIFRANCE (last visited July 1, On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the On December 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Public Tenders Duty Law, 5752-1992. The Law imposes an obligation on the government and its agencies to advertise a public tender that will It was reported on January 3, 2011, that the Cape Verdean Council of Ministers (Cabinet) approved a new decree-law that will regulate the services sector of the country. The statute is expected to expedite services and On June 17, 2010, the Council of Ministers of Cape Verde approved the drafts of three bills granting legislative authorization to the government for the creation of the International Business Center of Cape Verde, creating a The Romanian Senate adopted a bill on public-private partnerships on May 5, 2010. The legislation, passed by a unanimous vote, seeks to streamline procedures by "regulating the design, financing, construction, operation, rehabilitation, development and transfer of On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. On April 19, 2010, the European Union adopted new, revised antitrust rules (a Regulation and Guidelines) for so-called vertical agreements, that is, supply and distribution agreements. Vertical agreements raise antitrust issues by limiting competition when an On April 16, 2010, Taiwan's Legislative Yuan adopted the Statute for Industrial Innovation, which will take the place of the expired Statute for Upgrading Industries. Under the new law, the government will be able to encourage On September 17, 2009, President Alan Garcia P;rez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29408, declaring tourism to be of national interest and a priority policy of the state for the development of the country. Two national laws were amended this year to protect the technology and trade secrets of firms in Japan. The amendment of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 30 of On June 23, 2009, the Gambian National Assembly passed the Hoarding Prohibition Bill of 2009, a law that seeks to put an end to the practice by some businessmen of hoarding essential commodities to create artificial The World Trade Organization has recently posted on its website an interactive map that depicts disputes between its member states. The top of the webpage shows a list of highlight-able choices among types of member-state involvement On May 12, 2009, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued a ruling on two cases dealing with the question of whether Italian and German legislation stipulating that only pharmacists have the right to own and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 04 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401323_text Global Legal Monitor: China: Foreign IT Producers Must Disclose Key Software Information http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401306_text Commerce - In April 2014, the European Parliament adopted a proposal for a Directive regulating various aspects of actions for damages suffered by victims of antitrust violations. The European Commission initially proposed the Directive in June 2013. On July 31, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for the Protection of Literature and of Authors in Israel (Temporary Provision), 5773-2013 ([in Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The The Tel Aviv District Court recently rejected a petition brought by an operator of pornographic websites for an injunction against a credit card company (the respondent), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables On December 6, 2011, parallel to the United States Department of Justice's announcement that it will examine possible collusion between Apple Incorporated and five international publishing houses, the European Commission initiated its own investigation proceedings of On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Within the next two years, Nicaragua expects to draft and approve a new Commercial Code. The Consejo Superio de la Empresa Privada (COSEP) [Superior Council for Private Enterprise] and President Daniel Ortega's administration are planning to The French Parliament recently adopted Law 2011-590 of May 26, 2011, on the price of digital books (Loi nanddeg; 2011-590 du 26 mai 2011 relative au prix du livre num;rique, LEGIFRANCE (last visited July 1, On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the On December 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Public Tenders Duty Law, 5752-1992. The Law imposes an obligation on the government and its agencies to advertise a public tender that will It was reported on January 3, 2011, that the Cape Verdean Council of Ministers (Cabinet) approved a new decree-law that will regulate the services sector of the country. The statute is expected to expedite services and On June 17, 2010, the Council of Ministers of Cape Verde approved the drafts of three bills granting legislative authorization to the government for the creation of the International Business Center of Cape Verde, creating a The Romanian Senate adopted a bill on public-private partnerships on May 5, 2010. The legislation, passed by a unanimous vote, seeks to streamline procedures by "regulating the design, financing, construction, operation, rehabilitation, development and transfer of On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. On April 19, 2010, the European Union adopted new, revised antitrust rules (a Regulation and Guidelines) for so-called vertical agreements, that is, supply and distribution agreements. Vertical agreements raise antitrust issues by limiting competition when an On April 16, 2010, Taiwan's Legislative Yuan adopted the Statute for Industrial Innovation, which will take the place of the expired Statute for Upgrading Industries. Under the new law, the government will be able to encourage On September 17, 2009, President Alan Garcia P;rez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29408, declaring tourism to be of national interest and a priority policy of the state for the development of the country. Two national laws were amended this year to protect the technology and trade secrets of firms in Japan. The amendment of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 30 of On June 23, 2009, the Gambian National Assembly passed the Hoarding Prohibition Bill of 2009, a law that seeks to put an end to the practice by some businessmen of hoarding essential commodities to create artificial The World Trade Organization has recently posted on its website an interactive map that depicts disputes between its member states. The top of the webpage shows a list of highlight-able choices among types of member-state involvement On May 12, 2009, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued a ruling on two cases dealing with the question of whether Italian and German legislation stipulating that only pharmacists have the right to own and On April 27, 2009, China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), the Ministry of Finance, and the National Certification and Accreditation Administration (which is under the AQSIQ) issued the "Announcement on Adjusting Requirements... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 28 May 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401306_text Global Legal Monitor: China: New Measures on Registration of Technology Import and Export Contracts http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401091_text Commerce - In April 2014, the European Parliament adopted a proposal for a Directive regulating various aspects of actions for damages suffered by victims of antitrust violations. The European Commission initially proposed the Directive in June 2013. On July 31, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for the Protection of Literature and of Authors in Israel (Temporary Provision), 5773-2013 ([in Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The The Tel Aviv District Court recently rejected a petition brought by an operator of pornographic websites for an injunction against a credit card company (the respondent), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables On December 6, 2011, parallel to the United States Department of Justice's announcement that it will examine possible collusion between Apple Incorporated and five international publishing houses, the European Commission initiated its own investigation proceedings of On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Within the next two years, Nicaragua expects to draft and approve a new Commercial Code. The Consejo Superio de la Empresa Privada (COSEP) [Superior Council for Private Enterprise] and President Daniel Ortega's administration are planning to The French Parliament recently adopted Law 2011-590 of May 26, 2011, on the price of digital books (Loi nanddeg; 2011-590 du 26 mai 2011 relative au prix du livre num;rique, LEGIFRANCE (last visited July 1, On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the On December 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Public Tenders Duty Law, 5752-1992. The Law imposes an obligation on the government and its agencies to advertise a public tender that will It was reported on January 3, 2011, that the Cape Verdean Council of Ministers (Cabinet) approved a new decree-law that will regulate the services sector of the country. The statute is expected to expedite services and On June 17, 2010, the Council of Ministers of Cape Verde approved the drafts of three bills granting legislative authorization to the government for the creation of the International Business Center of Cape Verde, creating a The Romanian Senate adopted a bill on public-private partnerships on May 5, 2010. The legislation, passed by a unanimous vote, seeks to streamline procedures by "regulating the design, financing, construction, operation, rehabilitation, development and transfer of On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. On April 19, 2010, the European Union adopted new, revised antitrust rules (a Regulation and Guidelines) for so-called vertical agreements, that is, supply and distribution agreements. Vertical agreements raise antitrust issues by limiting competition when an On April 16, 2010, Taiwan's Legislative Yuan adopted the Statute for Industrial Innovation, which will take the place of the expired Statute for Upgrading Industries. Under the new law, the government will be able to encourage On September 17, 2009, President Alan Garcia P;rez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29408, declaring tourism to be of national interest and a priority policy of the state for the development of the country. Two national laws were amended this year to protect the technology and trade secrets of firms in Japan. The amendment of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 30 of On June 23, 2009, the Gambian National Assembly passed the Hoarding Prohibition Bill of 2009, a law that seeks to put an end to the practice by some businessmen of hoarding essential commodities to create artificial The World Trade Organization has recently posted on its website an interactive map that depicts disputes between its member states. The top of the webpage shows a list of highlight-able choices among types of member-state involvement On May 12, 2009, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued a ruling on two cases dealing with the question of whether Italian and German legislation stipulating that only pharmacists have the right to own and On April 27, 2009, China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), the Ministry of Finance, and the National Certification and Accreditation Administration (which is under the AQSIQ) issued the "Announcement on Adjusting Requirements On February 1, 2009, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued new Measures on the Administration of Registration of Contracts for the Import and Export of Technology, to take effect... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 09 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401091_text Global Legal Monitor: China: New Measures on Prohibited and Restricted Technology Imports http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401089_text Commerce - In April 2014, the European Parliament adopted a proposal for a Directive regulating various aspects of actions for damages suffered by victims of antitrust violations. The European Commission initially proposed the Directive in June 2013. On July 31, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for the Protection of Literature and of Authors in Israel (Temporary Provision), 5773-2013 ([in Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The The Tel Aviv District Court recently rejected a petition brought by an operator of pornographic websites for an injunction against a credit card company (the respondent), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables On December 6, 2011, parallel to the United States Department of Justice's announcement that it will examine possible collusion between Apple Incorporated and five international publishing houses, the European Commission initiated its own investigation proceedings of On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Within the next two years, Nicaragua expects to draft and approve a new Commercial Code. The Consejo Superio de la Empresa Privada (COSEP) [Superior Council for Private Enterprise] and President Daniel Ortega's administration are planning to The French Parliament recently adopted Law 2011-590 of May 26, 2011, on the price of digital books (Loi nanddeg; 2011-590 du 26 mai 2011 relative au prix du livre num;rique, LEGIFRANCE (last visited July 1, On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the On December 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Public Tenders Duty Law, 5752-1992. The Law imposes an obligation on the government and its agencies to advertise a public tender that will It was reported on January 3, 2011, that the Cape Verdean Council of Ministers (Cabinet) approved a new decree-law that will regulate the services sector of the country. The statute is expected to expedite services and On June 17, 2010, the Council of Ministers of Cape Verde approved the drafts of three bills granting legislative authorization to the government for the creation of the International Business Center of Cape Verde, creating a The Romanian Senate adopted a bill on public-private partnerships on May 5, 2010. The legislation, passed by a unanimous vote, seeks to streamline procedures by "regulating the design, financing, construction, operation, rehabilitation, development and transfer of On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. On April 19, 2010, the European Union adopted new, revised antitrust rules (a Regulation and Guidelines) for so-called vertical agreements, that is, supply and distribution agreements. Vertical agreements raise antitrust issues by limiting competition when an On April 16, 2010, Taiwan's Legislative Yuan adopted the Statute for Industrial Innovation, which will take the place of the expired Statute for Upgrading Industries. Under the new law, the government will be able to encourage On September 17, 2009, President Alan Garcia P;rez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29408, declaring tourism to be of national interest and a priority policy of the state for the development of the country. Two national laws were amended this year to protect the technology and trade secrets of firms in Japan. The amendment of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 30 of On June 23, 2009, the Gambian National Assembly passed the Hoarding Prohibition Bill of 2009, a law that seeks to put an end to the practice by some businessmen of hoarding essential commodities to create artificial The World Trade Organization has recently posted on its website an interactive map that depicts disputes between its member states. The top of the webpage shows a list of highlight-able choices among types of member-state involvement On May 12, 2009, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued a ruling on two cases dealing with the question of whether Italian and German legislation stipulating that only pharmacists have the right to own and On April 27, 2009, China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), the Ministry of Finance, and the National Certification and Accreditation Administration (which is under the AQSIQ) issued the "Announcement on Adjusting Requirements On February 1, 2009, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued new Measures on the Administration of Registration of Contracts for the Import and Export of Technology, to take effect On February 1, 2009, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued new Administrative Measures on Technology Prohibited or Restricted from Import, in 21 articles. The Measures will enter into effect... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 06 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401089_text Global Legal Monitor: World Trade Organization: Publication on Regional Trade Agreements http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401067_text Commerce - In April 2014, the European Parliament adopted a proposal for a Directive regulating various aspects of actions for damages suffered by victims of antitrust violations. The European Commission initially proposed the Directive in June 2013. On July 31, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for the Protection of Literature and of Authors in Israel (Temporary Provision), 5773-2013 ([in Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The The Tel Aviv District Court recently rejected a petition brought by an operator of pornographic websites for an injunction against a credit card company (the respondent), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables On December 6, 2011, parallel to the United States Department of Justice's announcement that it will examine possible collusion between Apple Incorporated and five international publishing houses, the European Commission initiated its own investigation proceedings of On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Within the next two years, Nicaragua expects to draft and approve a new Commercial Code. The Consejo Superio de la Empresa Privada (COSEP) [Superior Council for Private Enterprise] and President Daniel Ortega's administration are planning to The French Parliament recently adopted Law 2011-590 of May 26, 2011, on the price of digital books (Loi nanddeg; 2011-590 du 26 mai 2011 relative au prix du livre num;rique, LEGIFRANCE (last visited July 1, On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the On December 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Public Tenders Duty Law, 5752-1992. The Law imposes an obligation on the government and its agencies to advertise a public tender that will It was reported on January 3, 2011, that the Cape Verdean Council of Ministers (Cabinet) approved a new decree-law that will regulate the services sector of the country. The statute is expected to expedite services and On June 17, 2010, the Council of Ministers of Cape Verde approved the drafts of three bills granting legislative authorization to the government for the creation of the International Business Center of Cape Verde, creating a The Romanian Senate adopted a bill on public-private partnerships on May 5, 2010. The legislation, passed by a unanimous vote, seeks to streamline procedures by "regulating the design, financing, construction, operation, rehabilitation, development and transfer of On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. On April 19, 2010, the European Union adopted new, revised antitrust rules (a Regulation and Guidelines) for so-called vertical agreements, that is, supply and distribution agreements. Vertical agreements raise antitrust issues by limiting competition when an On April 16, 2010, Taiwan's Legislative Yuan adopted the Statute for Industrial Innovation, which will take the place of the expired Statute for Upgrading Industries. Under the new law, the government will be able to encourage On September 17, 2009, President Alan Garcia P;rez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29408, declaring tourism to be of national interest and a priority policy of the state for the development of the country. Two national laws were amended this year to protect the technology and trade secrets of firms in Japan. The amendment of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 30 of On June 23, 2009, the Gambian National Assembly passed the Hoarding Prohibition Bill of 2009, a law that seeks to put an end to the practice by some businessmen of hoarding essential commodities to create artificial The World Trade Organization has recently posted on its website an interactive map that depicts disputes between its member states. The top of the webpage shows a list of highlight-able choices among types of member-state involvement On May 12, 2009, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued a ruling on two cases dealing with the question of whether Italian and German legislation stipulating that only pharmacists have the right to own and On April 27, 2009, China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), the Ministry of Finance, and the National Certification and Accreditation Administration (which is under the AQSIQ) issued the "Announcement on Adjusting Requirements On February 1, 2009, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued new Measures on the Administration of Registration of Contracts for the Import and Export of Technology, to take effect On February 1, 2009, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued new Administrative Measures on Technology Prohibited or Restricted from Import, in 21 articles. The Measures will enter into effect The World Trade Organization recently published a collection of papers based on a conference, "Multilateralizing Regionalism," held from September 10-12, 2007. The papers were later revised in consultation with trade scholars and analysts and members of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 05 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401067_text Global Legal Monitor: Taiwan: Government Subsidy for New Franchises, to Help Battle Unemployment http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401021_text Commerce - In April 2014, the European Parliament adopted a proposal for a Directive regulating various aspects of actions for damages suffered by victims of antitrust violations. The European Commission initially proposed the Directive in June 2013. On July 31, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for the Protection of Literature and of Authors in Israel (Temporary Provision), 5773-2013 ([in Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The The Tel Aviv District Court recently rejected a petition brought by an operator of pornographic websites for an injunction against a credit card company (the respondent), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables On December 6, 2011, parallel to the United States Department of Justice's announcement that it will examine possible collusion between Apple Incorporated and five international publishing houses, the European Commission initiated its own investigation proceedings of On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Within the next two years, Nicaragua expects to draft and approve a new Commercial Code. The Consejo Superio de la Empresa Privada (COSEP) [Superior Council for Private Enterprise] and President Daniel Ortega's administration are planning to The French Parliament recently adopted Law 2011-590 of May 26, 2011, on the price of digital books (Loi nanddeg; 2011-590 du 26 mai 2011 relative au prix du livre num;rique, LEGIFRANCE (last visited July 1, On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the On December 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Public Tenders Duty Law, 5752-1992. The Law imposes an obligation on the government and its agencies to advertise a public tender that will It was reported on January 3, 2011, that the Cape Verdean Council of Ministers (Cabinet) approved a new decree-law that will regulate the services sector of the country. The statute is expected to expedite services and On June 17, 2010, the Council of Ministers of Cape Verde approved the drafts of three bills granting legislative authorization to the government for the creation of the International Business Center of Cape Verde, creating a The Romanian Senate adopted a bill on public-private partnerships on May 5, 2010. The legislation, passed by a unanimous vote, seeks to streamline procedures by "regulating the design, financing, construction, operation, rehabilitation, development and transfer of On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. On April 19, 2010, the European Union adopted new, revised antitrust rules (a Regulation and Guidelines) for so-called vertical agreements, that is, supply and distribution agreements. Vertical agreements raise antitrust issues by limiting competition when an On April 16, 2010, Taiwan's Legislative Yuan adopted the Statute for Industrial Innovation, which will take the place of the expired Statute for Upgrading Industries. Under the new law, the government will be able to encourage On September 17, 2009, President Alan Garcia P;rez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29408, declaring tourism to be of national interest and a priority policy of the state for the development of the country. Two national laws were amended this year to protect the technology and trade secrets of firms in Japan. The amendment of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 30 of On June 23, 2009, the Gambian National Assembly passed the Hoarding Prohibition Bill of 2009, a law that seeks to put an end to the practice by some businessmen of hoarding essential commodities to create artificial The World Trade Organization has recently posted on its website an interactive map that depicts disputes between its member states. The top of the webpage shows a list of highlight-able choices among types of member-state involvement On May 12, 2009, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued a ruling on two cases dealing with the question of whether Italian and German legislation stipulating that only pharmacists have the right to own and On April 27, 2009, China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), the Ministry of Finance, and the National Certification and Accreditation Administration (which is under the AQSIQ) issued the "Announcement on Adjusting Requirements On February 1, 2009, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued new Measures on the Administration of Registration of Contracts for the Import and Export of Technology, to take effect On February 1, 2009, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued new Administrative Measures on Technology Prohibited or Restricted from Import, in 21 articles. The Measures will enter into effect The World Trade Organization recently published a collection of papers based on a conference, "Multilateralizing Regionalism," held from September 10-12, 2007. The papers were later revised in consultation with trade scholars and analysts and members of On February 9, 2009, in a move aimed at combating rising unemployment, Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) launched the New Store Major Subsidy Plan for persons seeking to establish their own franchise or chain store... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 18 Feb 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401021_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan; Vietnam: Economic Partnership Agreement Signed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540946_text Commerce - In April 2014, the European Parliament adopted a proposal for a Directive regulating various aspects of actions for damages suffered by victims of antitrust violations. The European Commission initially proposed the Directive in June 2013. On July 31, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for the Protection of Literature and of Authors in Israel (Temporary Provision), 5773-2013 ([in Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The The Tel Aviv District Court recently rejected a petition brought by an operator of pornographic websites for an injunction against a credit card company (the respondent), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables On December 6, 2011, parallel to the United States Department of Justice's announcement that it will examine possible collusion between Apple Incorporated and five international publishing houses, the European Commission initiated its own investigation proceedings of On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Within the next two years, Nicaragua expects to draft and approve a new Commercial Code. The Consejo Superio de la Empresa Privada (COSEP) [Superior Council for Private Enterprise] and President Daniel Ortega's administration are planning to The French Parliament recently adopted Law 2011-590 of May 26, 2011, on the price of digital books (Loi nanddeg; 2011-590 du 26 mai 2011 relative au prix du livre num;rique, LEGIFRANCE (last visited July 1, On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the On December 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Public Tenders Duty Law, 5752-1992. The Law imposes an obligation on the government and its agencies to advertise a public tender that will It was reported on January 3, 2011, that the Cape Verdean Council of Ministers (Cabinet) approved a new decree-law that will regulate the services sector of the country. The statute is expected to expedite services and On June 17, 2010, the Council of Ministers of Cape Verde approved the drafts of three bills granting legislative authorization to the government for the creation of the International Business Center of Cape Verde, creating a The Romanian Senate adopted a bill on public-private partnerships on May 5, 2010. The legislation, passed by a unanimous vote, seeks to streamline procedures by "regulating the design, financing, construction, operation, rehabilitation, development and transfer of On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. On April 19, 2010, the European Union adopted new, revised antitrust rules (a Regulation and Guidelines) for so-called vertical agreements, that is, supply and distribution agreements. Vertical agreements raise antitrust issues by limiting competition when an On April 16, 2010, Taiwan's Legislative Yuan adopted the Statute for Industrial Innovation, which will take the place of the expired Statute for Upgrading Industries. Under the new law, the government will be able to encourage On September 17, 2009, President Alan Garcia P;rez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29408, declaring tourism to be of national interest and a priority policy of the state for the development of the country. Two national laws were amended this year to protect the technology and trade secrets of firms in Japan. The amendment of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 30 of On June 23, 2009, the Gambian National Assembly passed the Hoarding Prohibition Bill of 2009, a law that seeks to put an end to the practice by some businessmen of hoarding essential commodities to create artificial The World Trade Organization has recently posted on its website an interactive map that depicts disputes between its member states. The top of the webpage shows a list of highlight-able choices among types of member-state involvement On May 12, 2009, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued a ruling on two cases dealing with the question of whether Italian and German legislation stipulating that only pharmacists have the right to own and On April 27, 2009, China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), the Ministry of Finance, and the National Certification and Accreditation Administration (which is under the AQSIQ) issued the "Announcement on Adjusting Requirements On February 1, 2009, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued new Measures on the Administration of Registration of Contracts for the Import and Export of Technology, to take effect On February 1, 2009, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued new Administrative Measures on Technology Prohibited or Restricted from Import, in 21 articles. The Measures will enter into effect The World Trade Organization recently published a collection of papers based on a conference, "Multilateralizing Regionalism," held from September 10-12, 2007. The papers were later revised in consultation with trade scholars and analysts and members of On February 9, 2009, in a move aimed at combating rising unemployment, Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) launched the New Store Major Subsidy Plan for persons seeking to establish their own franchise or chain store On December 25, 2008, Vietnam and Japan concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement; it is expected to come into effect early in 2009, following ratification by each party. It was signed in Tokyo by the Minister for... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 23 Jan 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540946_text Global Legal Monitor: China: Shipping Across Taiwan Straits http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540893_text Commerce - In April 2014, the European Parliament adopted a proposal for a Directive regulating various aspects of actions for damages suffered by victims of antitrust violations. The European Commission initially proposed the Directive in June 2013. On July 31, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for the Protection of Literature and of Authors in Israel (Temporary Provision), 5773-2013 ([in Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The The Tel Aviv District Court recently rejected a petition brought by an operator of pornographic websites for an injunction against a credit card company (the respondent), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables On December 6, 2011, parallel to the United States Department of Justice's announcement that it will examine possible collusion between Apple Incorporated and five international publishing houses, the European Commission initiated its own investigation proceedings of On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Within the next two years, Nicaragua expects to draft and approve a new Commercial Code. The Consejo Superio de la Empresa Privada (COSEP) [Superior Council for Private Enterprise] and President Daniel Ortega's administration are planning to The French Parliament recently adopted Law 2011-590 of May 26, 2011, on the price of digital books (Loi nanddeg; 2011-590 du 26 mai 2011 relative au prix du livre num;rique, LEGIFRANCE (last visited July 1, On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the On December 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Public Tenders Duty Law, 5752-1992. The Law imposes an obligation on the government and its agencies to advertise a public tender that will It was reported on January 3, 2011, that the Cape Verdean Council of Ministers (Cabinet) approved a new decree-law that will regulate the services sector of the country. The statute is expected to expedite services and On June 17, 2010, the Council of Ministers of Cape Verde approved the drafts of three bills granting legislative authorization to the government for the creation of the International Business Center of Cape Verde, creating a The Romanian Senate adopted a bill on public-private partnerships on May 5, 2010. The legislation, passed by a unanimous vote, seeks to streamline procedures by "regulating the design, financing, construction, operation, rehabilitation, development and transfer of On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. On April 19, 2010, the European Union adopted new, revised antitrust rules (a Regulation and Guidelines) for so-called vertical agreements, that is, supply and distribution agreements. Vertical agreements raise antitrust issues by limiting competition when an On April 16, 2010, Taiwan's Legislative Yuan adopted the Statute for Industrial Innovation, which will take the place of the expired Statute for Upgrading Industries. Under the new law, the government will be able to encourage On September 17, 2009, President Alan Garcia P;rez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29408, declaring tourism to be of national interest and a priority policy of the state for the development of the country. Two national laws were amended this year to protect the technology and trade secrets of firms in Japan. The amendment of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 30 of On June 23, 2009, the Gambian National Assembly passed the Hoarding Prohibition Bill of 2009, a law that seeks to put an end to the practice by some businessmen of hoarding essential commodities to create artificial The World Trade Organization has recently posted on its website an interactive map that depicts disputes between its member states. The top of the webpage shows a list of highlight-able choices among types of member-state involvement On May 12, 2009, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued a ruling on two cases dealing with the question of whether Italian and German legislation stipulating that only pharmacists have the right to own and On April 27, 2009, China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), the Ministry of Finance, and the National Certification and Accreditation Administration (which is under the AQSIQ) issued the "Announcement on Adjusting Requirements On February 1, 2009, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued new Measures on the Administration of Registration of Contracts for the Import and Export of Technology, to take effect On February 1, 2009, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued new Administrative Measures on Technology Prohibited or Restricted from Import, in 21 articles. The Measures will enter into effect The World Trade Organization recently published a collection of papers based on a conference, "Multilateralizing Regionalism," held from September 10-12, 2007. The papers were later revised in consultation with trade scholars and analysts and members of On February 9, 2009, in a move aimed at combating rising unemployment, Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) launched the New Store Major Subsidy Plan for persons seeking to establish their own franchise or chain store On December 25, 2008, Vietnam and Japan concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement; it is expected to come into effect early in 2009, following ratification by each party. It was signed in Tokyo by the Minister for On December 12, 2008, the China Maritime Safety Administration (CMSA) issued Interim Measures on Supervision and Administration of Direct Shipping Vessels across the Taiwan Straits (the Measures). Designed to promote the recently approved, direct trade between... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 30 Dec 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540893_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union: New Rules on Tax and Duty-Free Imports http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540816_text Commerce - In April 2014, the European Parliament adopted a proposal for a Directive regulating various aspects of actions for damages suffered by victims of antitrust violations. The European Commission initially proposed the Directive in June 2013. On July 31, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for the Protection of Literature and of Authors in Israel (Temporary Provision), 5773-2013 ([in Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The The Tel Aviv District Court recently rejected a petition brought by an operator of pornographic websites for an injunction against a credit card company (the respondent), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables On December 6, 2011, parallel to the United States Department of Justice's announcement that it will examine possible collusion between Apple Incorporated and five international publishing houses, the European Commission initiated its own investigation proceedings of On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Within the next two years, Nicaragua expects to draft and approve a new Commercial Code. The Consejo Superio de la Empresa Privada (COSEP) [Superior Council for Private Enterprise] and President Daniel Ortega's administration are planning to The French Parliament recently adopted Law 2011-590 of May 26, 2011, on the price of digital books (Loi nanddeg; 2011-590 du 26 mai 2011 relative au prix du livre num;rique, LEGIFRANCE (last visited July 1, On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the On December 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Public Tenders Duty Law, 5752-1992. The Law imposes an obligation on the government and its agencies to advertise a public tender that will It was reported on January 3, 2011, that the Cape Verdean Council of Ministers (Cabinet) approved a new decree-law that will regulate the services sector of the country. The statute is expected to expedite services and On June 17, 2010, the Council of Ministers of Cape Verde approved the drafts of three bills granting legislative authorization to the government for the creation of the International Business Center of Cape Verde, creating a The Romanian Senate adopted a bill on public-private partnerships on May 5, 2010. The legislation, passed by a unanimous vote, seeks to streamline procedures by "regulating the design, financing, construction, operation, rehabilitation, development and transfer of On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. On April 19, 2010, the European Union adopted new, revised antitrust rules (a Regulation and Guidelines) for so-called vertical agreements, that is, supply and distribution agreements. Vertical agreements raise antitrust issues by limiting competition when an On April 16, 2010, Taiwan's Legislative Yuan adopted the Statute for Industrial Innovation, which will take the place of the expired Statute for Upgrading Industries. Under the new law, the government will be able to encourage On September 17, 2009, President Alan Garcia P;rez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29408, declaring tourism to be of national interest and a priority policy of the state for the development of the country. Two national laws were amended this year to protect the technology and trade secrets of firms in Japan. The amendment of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 30 of On June 23, 2009, the Gambian National Assembly passed the Hoarding Prohibition Bill of 2009, a law that seeks to put an end to the practice by some businessmen of hoarding essential commodities to create artificial The World Trade Organization has recently posted on its website an interactive map that depicts disputes between its member states. The top of the webpage shows a list of highlight-able choices among types of member-state involvement On May 12, 2009, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued a ruling on two cases dealing with the question of whether Italian and German legislation stipulating that only pharmacists have the right to own and On April 27, 2009, China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), the Ministry of Finance, and the National Certification and Accreditation Administration (which is under the AQSIQ) issued the "Announcement on Adjusting Requirements On February 1, 2009, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued new Measures on the Administration of Registration of Contracts for the Import and Export of Technology, to take effect On February 1, 2009, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued new Administrative Measures on Technology Prohibited or Restricted from Import, in 21 articles. The Measures will enter into effect The World Trade Organization recently published a collection of papers based on a conference, "Multilateralizing Regionalism," held from September 10-12, 2007. The papers were later revised in consultation with trade scholars and analysts and members of On February 9, 2009, in a move aimed at combating rising unemployment, Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) launched the New Store Major Subsidy Plan for persons seeking to establish their own franchise or chain store On December 25, 2008, Vietnam and Japan concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement; it is expected to come into effect early in 2009, following ratification by each party. It was signed in Tokyo by the Minister for On December 12, 2008, the China Maritime Safety Administration (CMSA) issued Interim Measures on Supervision and Administration of Direct Shipping Vessels across the Taiwan Straits (the Measures). Designed to promote the recently approved, direct trade between As of December 1, 2008, a new set of rules pertaining to taxable and duty-free imports within the European Union will enter into force, replacing rules that date back to 1969. The new rules are expected... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 09 Dec 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540816_text Global Legal Monitor: Cambodia; South Korea: Free Trade Agreement http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540761_text Commerce - In April 2014, the European Parliament adopted a proposal for a Directive regulating various aspects of actions for damages suffered by victims of antitrust violations. The European Commission initially proposed the Directive in June 2013. On July 31, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for the Protection of Literature and of Authors in Israel (Temporary Provision), 5773-2013 ([in Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The The Tel Aviv District Court recently rejected a petition brought by an operator of pornographic websites for an injunction against a credit card company (the respondent), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables On December 6, 2011, parallel to the United States Department of Justice's announcement that it will examine possible collusion between Apple Incorporated and five international publishing houses, the European Commission initiated its own investigation proceedings of On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Within the next two years, Nicaragua expects to draft and approve a new Commercial Code. The Consejo Superio de la Empresa Privada (COSEP) [Superior Council for Private Enterprise] and President Daniel Ortega's administration are planning to The French Parliament recently adopted Law 2011-590 of May 26, 2011, on the price of digital books (Loi nanddeg; 2011-590 du 26 mai 2011 relative au prix du livre num;rique, LEGIFRANCE (last visited July 1, On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the On December 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Public Tenders Duty Law, 5752-1992. The Law imposes an obligation on the government and its agencies to advertise a public tender that will It was reported on January 3, 2011, that the Cape Verdean Council of Ministers (Cabinet) approved a new decree-law that will regulate the services sector of the country. The statute is expected to expedite services and On June 17, 2010, the Council of Ministers of Cape Verde approved the drafts of three bills granting legislative authorization to the government for the creation of the International Business Center of Cape Verde, creating a The Romanian Senate adopted a bill on public-private partnerships on May 5, 2010. The legislation, passed by a unanimous vote, seeks to streamline procedures by "regulating the design, financing, construction, operation, rehabilitation, development and transfer of On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. On April 19, 2010, the European Union adopted new, revised antitrust rules (a Regulation and Guidelines) for so-called vertical agreements, that is, supply and distribution agreements. Vertical agreements raise antitrust issues by limiting competition when an On April 16, 2010, Taiwan's Legislative Yuan adopted the Statute for Industrial Innovation, which will take the place of the expired Statute for Upgrading Industries. Under the new law, the government will be able to encourage On September 17, 2009, President Alan Garcia P;rez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29408, declaring tourism to be of national interest and a priority policy of the state for the development of the country. Two national laws were amended this year to protect the technology and trade secrets of firms in Japan. The amendment of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 30 of On June 23, 2009, the Gambian National Assembly passed the Hoarding Prohibition Bill of 2009, a law that seeks to put an end to the practice by some businessmen of hoarding essential commodities to create artificial The World Trade Organization has recently posted on its website an interactive map that depicts disputes between its member states. The top of the webpage shows a list of highlight-able choices among types of member-state involvement On May 12, 2009, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued a ruling on two cases dealing with the question of whether Italian and German legislation stipulating that only pharmacists have the right to own and On April 27, 2009, China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), the Ministry of Finance, and the National Certification and Accreditation Administration (which is under the AQSIQ) issued the "Announcement on Adjusting Requirements On February 1, 2009, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued new Measures on the Administration of Registration of Contracts for the Import and Export of Technology, to take effect On February 1, 2009, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued new Administrative Measures on Technology Prohibited or Restricted from Import, in 21 articles. The Measures will enter into effect The World Trade Organization recently published a collection of papers based on a conference, "Multilateralizing Regionalism," held from September 10-12, 2007. The papers were later revised in consultation with trade scholars and analysts and members of On February 9, 2009, in a move aimed at combating rising unemployment, Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) launched the New Store Major Subsidy Plan for persons seeking to establish their own franchise or chain store On December 25, 2008, Vietnam and Japan concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement; it is expected to come into effect early in 2009, following ratification by each party. It was signed in Tokyo by the Minister for On December 12, 2008, the China Maritime Safety Administration (CMSA) issued Interim Measures on Supervision and Administration of Direct Shipping Vessels across the Taiwan Straits (the Measures). Designed to promote the recently approved, direct trade between As of December 1, 2008, a new set of rules pertaining to taxable and duty-free imports within the European Union will enter into force, replacing rules that date back to 1969. The new rules are expected As of November 2008, a free trade agreement between South Korea and Cambodia will be in effect. According to the Ministry of Strategy and Finance of South Korea, the government in Seoul received notice from the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 03 Nov 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540761_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: Compensatory Quotas on Chinese Import Goods Eliminated http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540757_text Commerce - In April 2014, the European Parliament adopted a proposal for a Directive regulating various aspects of actions for damages suffered by victims of antitrust violations. The European Commission initially proposed the Directive in June 2013. On July 31, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for the Protection of Literature and of Authors in Israel (Temporary Provision), 5773-2013 ([in Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The The Tel Aviv District Court recently rejected a petition brought by an operator of pornographic websites for an injunction against a credit card company (the respondent), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables On December 6, 2011, parallel to the United States Department of Justice's announcement that it will examine possible collusion between Apple Incorporated and five international publishing houses, the European Commission initiated its own investigation proceedings of On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Within the next two years, Nicaragua expects to draft and approve a new Commercial Code. The Consejo Superio de la Empresa Privada (COSEP) [Superior Council for Private Enterprise] and President Daniel Ortega's administration are planning to The French Parliament recently adopted Law 2011-590 of May 26, 2011, on the price of digital books (Loi nanddeg; 2011-590 du 26 mai 2011 relative au prix du livre num;rique, LEGIFRANCE (last visited July 1, On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the On December 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Public Tenders Duty Law, 5752-1992. The Law imposes an obligation on the government and its agencies to advertise a public tender that will It was reported on January 3, 2011, that the Cape Verdean Council of Ministers (Cabinet) approved a new decree-law that will regulate the services sector of the country. The statute is expected to expedite services and On June 17, 2010, the Council of Ministers of Cape Verde approved the drafts of three bills granting legislative authorization to the government for the creation of the International Business Center of Cape Verde, creating a The Romanian Senate adopted a bill on public-private partnerships on May 5, 2010. The legislation, passed by a unanimous vote, seeks to streamline procedures by "regulating the design, financing, construction, operation, rehabilitation, development and transfer of On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. On April 19, 2010, the European Union adopted new, revised antitrust rules (a Regulation and Guidelines) for so-called vertical agreements, that is, supply and distribution agreements. Vertical agreements raise antitrust issues by limiting competition when an On April 16, 2010, Taiwan's Legislative Yuan adopted the Statute for Industrial Innovation, which will take the place of the expired Statute for Upgrading Industries. Under the new law, the government will be able to encourage On September 17, 2009, President Alan Garcia P;rez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29408, declaring tourism to be of national interest and a priority policy of the state for the development of the country. Two national laws were amended this year to protect the technology and trade secrets of firms in Japan. The amendment of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 30 of On June 23, 2009, the Gambian National Assembly passed the Hoarding Prohibition Bill of 2009, a law that seeks to put an end to the practice by some businessmen of hoarding essential commodities to create artificial The World Trade Organization has recently posted on its website an interactive map that depicts disputes between its member states. The top of the webpage shows a list of highlight-able choices among types of member-state involvement On May 12, 2009, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued a ruling on two cases dealing with the question of whether Italian and German legislation stipulating that only pharmacists have the right to own and On April 27, 2009, China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), the Ministry of Finance, and the National Certification and Accreditation Administration (which is under the AQSIQ) issued the "Announcement on Adjusting Requirements On February 1, 2009, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued new Measures on the Administration of Registration of Contracts for the Import and Export of Technology, to take effect On February 1, 2009, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued new Administrative Measures on Technology Prohibited or Restricted from Import, in 21 articles. The Measures will enter into effect The World Trade Organization recently published a collection of papers based on a conference, "Multilateralizing Regionalism," held from September 10-12, 2007. The papers were later revised in consultation with trade scholars and analysts and members of On February 9, 2009, in a move aimed at combating rising unemployment, Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) launched the New Store Major Subsidy Plan for persons seeking to establish their own franchise or chain store On December 25, 2008, Vietnam and Japan concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement; it is expected to come into effect early in 2009, following ratification by each party. It was signed in Tokyo by the Minister for On December 12, 2008, the China Maritime Safety Administration (CMSA) issued Interim Measures on Supervision and Administration of Direct Shipping Vessels across the Taiwan Straits (the Measures). Designed to promote the recently approved, direct trade between As of December 1, 2008, a new set of rules pertaining to taxable and duty-free imports within the European Union will enter into force, replacing rules that date back to 1969. The new rules are expected As of November 2008, a free trade agreement between South Korea and Cambodia will be in effect. According to the Ministry of Strategy and Finance of South Korea, the government in Seoul received notice from the October 14, 2008, was the last day for the application of compensatory quotas that protected the Mexican industry from Chinese competition for a number of years. Effective October 15, 2008, Mexico eliminated compensatory quotas on 749... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 30 Oct 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540757_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: Amendments to Rules of Procedure for Review of Unfair Trade Practices http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540698_text Commerce - In April 2014, the European Parliament adopted a proposal for a Directive regulating various aspects of actions for damages suffered by victims of antitrust violations. The European Commission initially proposed the Directive in June 2013. On July 31, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for the Protection of Literature and of Authors in Israel (Temporary Provision), 5773-2013 ([in Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The The Tel Aviv District Court recently rejected a petition brought by an operator of pornographic websites for an injunction against a credit card company (the respondent), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables On December 6, 2011, parallel to the United States Department of Justice's announcement that it will examine possible collusion between Apple Incorporated and five international publishing houses, the European Commission initiated its own investigation proceedings of On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Within the next two years, Nicaragua expects to draft and approve a new Commercial Code. The Consejo Superio de la Empresa Privada (COSEP) [Superior Council for Private Enterprise] and President Daniel Ortega's administration are planning to The French Parliament recently adopted Law 2011-590 of May 26, 2011, on the price of digital books (Loi nanddeg; 2011-590 du 26 mai 2011 relative au prix du livre num;rique, LEGIFRANCE (last visited July 1, On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the On December 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Public Tenders Duty Law, 5752-1992. The Law imposes an obligation on the government and its agencies to advertise a public tender that will It was reported on January 3, 2011, that the Cape Verdean Council of Ministers (Cabinet) approved a new decree-law that will regulate the services sector of the country. The statute is expected to expedite services and On June 17, 2010, the Council of Ministers of Cape Verde approved the drafts of three bills granting legislative authorization to the government for the creation of the International Business Center of Cape Verde, creating a The Romanian Senate adopted a bill on public-private partnerships on May 5, 2010. The legislation, passed by a unanimous vote, seeks to streamline procedures by "regulating the design, financing, construction, operation, rehabilitation, development and transfer of On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. On April 19, 2010, the European Union adopted new, revised antitrust rules (a Regulation and Guidelines) for so-called vertical agreements, that is, supply and distribution agreements. Vertical agreements raise antitrust issues by limiting competition when an On April 16, 2010, Taiwan's Legislative Yuan adopted the Statute for Industrial Innovation, which will take the place of the expired Statute for Upgrading Industries. Under the new law, the government will be able to encourage On September 17, 2009, President Alan Garcia P;rez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29408, declaring tourism to be of national interest and a priority policy of the state for the development of the country. Two national laws were amended this year to protect the technology and trade secrets of firms in Japan. The amendment of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 30 of On June 23, 2009, the Gambian National Assembly passed the Hoarding Prohibition Bill of 2009, a law that seeks to put an end to the practice by some businessmen of hoarding essential commodities to create artificial The World Trade Organization has recently posted on its website an interactive map that depicts disputes between its member states. The top of the webpage shows a list of highlight-able choices among types of member-state involvement On May 12, 2009, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued a ruling on two cases dealing with the question of whether Italian and German legislation stipulating that only pharmacists have the right to own and On April 27, 2009, China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), the Ministry of Finance, and the National Certification and Accreditation Administration (which is under the AQSIQ) issued the "Announcement on Adjusting Requirements On February 1, 2009, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued new Measures on the Administration of Registration of Contracts for the Import and Export of Technology, to take effect On February 1, 2009, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued new Administrative Measures on Technology Prohibited or Restricted from Import, in 21 articles. The Measures will enter into effect The World Trade Organization recently published a collection of papers based on a conference, "Multilateralizing Regionalism," held from September 10-12, 2007. The papers were later revised in consultation with trade scholars and analysts and members of On February 9, 2009, in a move aimed at combating rising unemployment, Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) launched the New Store Major Subsidy Plan for persons seeking to establish their own franchise or chain store On December 25, 2008, Vietnam and Japan concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement; it is expected to come into effect early in 2009, following ratification by each party. It was signed in Tokyo by the Minister for On December 12, 2008, the China Maritime Safety Administration (CMSA) issued Interim Measures on Supervision and Administration of Direct Shipping Vessels across the Taiwan Straits (the Measures). Designed to promote the recently approved, direct trade between As of December 1, 2008, a new set of rules pertaining to taxable and duty-free imports within the European Union will enter into force, replacing rules that date back to 1969. The new rules are expected As of November 2008, a free trade agreement between South Korea and Cambodia will be in effect. According to the Ministry of Strategy and Finance of South Korea, the government in Seoul received notice from the October 14, 2008, was the last day for the application of compensatory quotas that protected the Mexican industry from Chinese competition for a number of years. Effective October 15, 2008, Mexico eliminated compensatory quotas on 749 On September 15, 2008, the Mexican Government published extensive amendments to the rules of procedure that govern the process of review to be carried out by a bi-national panel under... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 07 Oct 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540698_text Global Legal Monitor: Honduras: President Signs ALBA Agreement http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540662_text Commerce - In April 2014, the European Parliament adopted a proposal for a Directive regulating various aspects of actions for damages suffered by victims of antitrust violations. The European Commission initially proposed the Directive in June 2013. On July 31, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for the Protection of Literature and of Authors in Israel (Temporary Provision), 5773-2013 ([in Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The The Tel Aviv District Court recently rejected a petition brought by an operator of pornographic websites for an injunction against a credit card company (the respondent), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables On December 6, 2011, parallel to the United States Department of Justice's announcement that it will examine possible collusion between Apple Incorporated and five international publishing houses, the European Commission initiated its own investigation proceedings of On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Within the next two years, Nicaragua expects to draft and approve a new Commercial Code. The Consejo Superio de la Empresa Privada (COSEP) [Superior Council for Private Enterprise] and President Daniel Ortega's administration are planning to The French Parliament recently adopted Law 2011-590 of May 26, 2011, on the price of digital books (Loi nanddeg; 2011-590 du 26 mai 2011 relative au prix du livre num;rique, LEGIFRANCE (last visited July 1, On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the On December 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Public Tenders Duty Law, 5752-1992. The Law imposes an obligation on the government and its agencies to advertise a public tender that will It was reported on January 3, 2011, that the Cape Verdean Council of Ministers (Cabinet) approved a new decree-law that will regulate the services sector of the country. The statute is expected to expedite services and On June 17, 2010, the Council of Ministers of Cape Verde approved the drafts of three bills granting legislative authorization to the government for the creation of the International Business Center of Cape Verde, creating a The Romanian Senate adopted a bill on public-private partnerships on May 5, 2010. The legislation, passed by a unanimous vote, seeks to streamline procedures by "regulating the design, financing, construction, operation, rehabilitation, development and transfer of On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. On April 19, 2010, the European Union adopted new, revised antitrust rules (a Regulation and Guidelines) for so-called vertical agreements, that is, supply and distribution agreements. Vertical agreements raise antitrust issues by limiting competition when an On April 16, 2010, Taiwan's Legislative Yuan adopted the Statute for Industrial Innovation, which will take the place of the expired Statute for Upgrading Industries. Under the new law, the government will be able to encourage On September 17, 2009, President Alan Garcia P;rez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29408, declaring tourism to be of national interest and a priority policy of the state for the development of the country. Two national laws were amended this year to protect the technology and trade secrets of firms in Japan. The amendment of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 30 of On June 23, 2009, the Gambian National Assembly passed the Hoarding Prohibition Bill of 2009, a law that seeks to put an end to the practice by some businessmen of hoarding essential commodities to create artificial The World Trade Organization has recently posted on its website an interactive map that depicts disputes between its member states. The top of the webpage shows a list of highlight-able choices among types of member-state involvement On May 12, 2009, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued a ruling on two cases dealing with the question of whether Italian and German legislation stipulating that only pharmacists have the right to own and On April 27, 2009, China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), the Ministry of Finance, and the National Certification and Accreditation Administration (which is under the AQSIQ) issued the "Announcement on Adjusting Requirements On February 1, 2009, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued new Measures on the Administration of Registration of Contracts for the Import and Export of Technology, to take effect On February 1, 2009, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued new Administrative Measures on Technology Prohibited or Restricted from Import, in 21 articles. The Measures will enter into effect The World Trade Organization recently published a collection of papers based on a conference, "Multilateralizing Regionalism," held from September 10-12, 2007. The papers were later revised in consultation with trade scholars and analysts and members of On February 9, 2009, in a move aimed at combating rising unemployment, Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) launched the New Store Major Subsidy Plan for persons seeking to establish their own franchise or chain store On December 25, 2008, Vietnam and Japan concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement; it is expected to come into effect early in 2009, following ratification by each party. It was signed in Tokyo by the Minister for On December 12, 2008, the China Maritime Safety Administration (CMSA) issued Interim Measures on Supervision and Administration of Direct Shipping Vessels across the Taiwan Straits (the Measures). Designed to promote the recently approved, direct trade between As of December 1, 2008, a new set of rules pertaining to taxable and duty-free imports within the European Union will enter into force, replacing rules that date back to 1969. The new rules are expected As of November 2008, a free trade agreement between South Korea and Cambodia will be in effect. According to the Ministry of Strategy and Finance of South Korea, the government in Seoul received notice from the October 14, 2008, was the last day for the application of compensatory quotas that protected the Mexican industry from Chinese competition for a number of years. Effective October 15, 2008, Mexico eliminated compensatory quotas on 749 On September 15, 2008, the Mexican Government published extensive amendments to the rules of procedure that govern the process of review to be carried out by a bi-national panel under On August 26, 2008, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, President Jos; Manuel Zelaya Rosales signed an agreement making Honduras a member of the international cooperation organization ALBA, whose acronym in English stands for the Bolivarian Alternative for the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 11 Sep 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540662_text Global Legal Monitor: Malta: Government Accused of Concealing Tuna Exports http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540614_text Commerce - In April 2014, the European Parliament adopted a proposal for a Directive regulating various aspects of actions for damages suffered by victims of antitrust violations. The European Commission initially proposed the Directive in June 2013. On July 31, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for the Protection of Literature and of Authors in Israel (Temporary Provision), 5773-2013 ([in Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The The Tel Aviv District Court recently rejected a petition brought by an operator of pornographic websites for an injunction against a credit card company (the respondent), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables On December 6, 2011, parallel to the United States Department of Justice's announcement that it will examine possible collusion between Apple Incorporated and five international publishing houses, the European Commission initiated its own investigation proceedings of On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Within the next two years, Nicaragua expects to draft and approve a new Commercial Code. The Consejo Superio de la Empresa Privada (COSEP) [Superior Council for Private Enterprise] and President Daniel Ortega's administration are planning to The French Parliament recently adopted Law 2011-590 of May 26, 2011, on the price of digital books (Loi nanddeg; 2011-590 du 26 mai 2011 relative au prix du livre num;rique, LEGIFRANCE (last visited July 1, On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the On December 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Public Tenders Duty Law, 5752-1992. The Law imposes an obligation on the government and its agencies to advertise a public tender that will It was reported on January 3, 2011, that the Cape Verdean Council of Ministers (Cabinet) approved a new decree-law that will regulate the services sector of the country. The statute is expected to expedite services and On June 17, 2010, the Council of Ministers of Cape Verde approved the drafts of three bills granting legislative authorization to the government for the creation of the International Business Center of Cape Verde, creating a The Romanian Senate adopted a bill on public-private partnerships on May 5, 2010. The legislation, passed by a unanimous vote, seeks to streamline procedures by "regulating the design, financing, construction, operation, rehabilitation, development and transfer of On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. On April 19, 2010, the European Union adopted new, revised antitrust rules (a Regulation and Guidelines) for so-called vertical agreements, that is, supply and distribution agreements. Vertical agreements raise antitrust issues by limiting competition when an On April 16, 2010, Taiwan's Legislative Yuan adopted the Statute for Industrial Innovation, which will take the place of the expired Statute for Upgrading Industries. Under the new law, the government will be able to encourage On September 17, 2009, President Alan Garcia P;rez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29408, declaring tourism to be of national interest and a priority policy of the state for the development of the country. Two national laws were amended this year to protect the technology and trade secrets of firms in Japan. The amendment of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 30 of On June 23, 2009, the Gambian National Assembly passed the Hoarding Prohibition Bill of 2009, a law that seeks to put an end to the practice by some businessmen of hoarding essential commodities to create artificial The World Trade Organization has recently posted on its website an interactive map that depicts disputes between its member states. The top of the webpage shows a list of highlight-able choices among types of member-state involvement On May 12, 2009, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued a ruling on two cases dealing with the question of whether Italian and German legislation stipulating that only pharmacists have the right to own and On April 27, 2009, China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), the Ministry of Finance, and the National Certification and Accreditation Administration (which is under the AQSIQ) issued the "Announcement on Adjusting Requirements On February 1, 2009, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued new Measures on the Administration of Registration of Contracts for the Import and Export of Technology, to take effect On February 1, 2009, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued new Administrative Measures on Technology Prohibited or Restricted from Import, in 21 articles. The Measures will enter into effect The World Trade Organization recently published a collection of papers based on a conference, "Multilateralizing Regionalism," held from September 10-12, 2007. The papers were later revised in consultation with trade scholars and analysts and members of On February 9, 2009, in a move aimed at combating rising unemployment, Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) launched the New Store Major Subsidy Plan for persons seeking to establish their own franchise or chain store On December 25, 2008, Vietnam and Japan concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement; it is expected to come into effect early in 2009, following ratification by each party. It was signed in Tokyo by the Minister for On December 12, 2008, the China Maritime Safety Administration (CMSA) issued Interim Measures on Supervision and Administration of Direct Shipping Vessels across the Taiwan Straits (the Measures). Designed to promote the recently approved, direct trade between As of December 1, 2008, a new set of rules pertaining to taxable and duty-free imports within the European Union will enter into force, replacing rules that date back to 1969. The new rules are expected As of November 2008, a free trade agreement between South Korea and Cambodia will be in effect. According to the Ministry of Strategy and Finance of South Korea, the government in Seoul received notice from the October 14, 2008, was the last day for the application of compensatory quotas that protected the Mexican industry from Chinese competition for a number of years. Effective October 15, 2008, Mexico eliminated compensatory quotas on 749 On September 15, 2008, the Mexican Government published extensive amendments to the rules of procedure that govern the process of review to be carried out by a bi-national panel under On August 26, 2008, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, President Jos; Manuel Zelaya Rosales signed an agreement making Honduras a member of the international cooperation organization ALBA, whose acronym in English stands for the Bolivarian Alternative for the It was reported on August 17, 2008, that the Maltese government has been accused of concealing its true export figures of bluefin tuna, amounting to an alleged discrepancy in value of over 100 million (approximately US$147... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 02 Sep 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540614_text Global Legal Monitor: China: Anti-Monopoly Law Took Effect, Merger Filing Thresholds Published http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540597_text Commerce - In April 2014, the European Parliament adopted a proposal for a Directive regulating various aspects of actions for damages suffered by victims of antitrust violations. The European Commission initially proposed the Directive in June 2013. On July 31, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for the Protection of Literature and of Authors in Israel (Temporary Provision), 5773-2013 ([in Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The The Tel Aviv District Court recently rejected a petition brought by an operator of pornographic websites for an injunction against a credit card company (the respondent), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables On December 6, 2011, parallel to the United States Department of Justice's announcement that it will examine possible collusion between Apple Incorporated and five international publishing houses, the European Commission initiated its own investigation proceedings of On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Within the next two years, Nicaragua expects to draft and approve a new Commercial Code. The Consejo Superio de la Empresa Privada (COSEP) [Superior Council for Private Enterprise] and President Daniel Ortega's administration are planning to The French Parliament recently adopted Law 2011-590 of May 26, 2011, on the price of digital books (Loi nanddeg; 2011-590 du 26 mai 2011 relative au prix du livre num;rique, LEGIFRANCE (last visited July 1, On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the On December 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Public Tenders Duty Law, 5752-1992. The Law imposes an obligation on the government and its agencies to advertise a public tender that will It was reported on January 3, 2011, that the Cape Verdean Council of Ministers (Cabinet) approved a new decree-law that will regulate the services sector of the country. The statute is expected to expedite services and On June 17, 2010, the Council of Ministers of Cape Verde approved the drafts of three bills granting legislative authorization to the government for the creation of the International Business Center of Cape Verde, creating a The Romanian Senate adopted a bill on public-private partnerships on May 5, 2010. The legislation, passed by a unanimous vote, seeks to streamline procedures by "regulating the design, financing, construction, operation, rehabilitation, development and transfer of On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. On April 19, 2010, the European Union adopted new, revised antitrust rules (a Regulation and Guidelines) for so-called vertical agreements, that is, supply and distribution agreements. Vertical agreements raise antitrust issues by limiting competition when an On April 16, 2010, Taiwan's Legislative Yuan adopted the Statute for Industrial Innovation, which will take the place of the expired Statute for Upgrading Industries. Under the new law, the government will be able to encourage On September 17, 2009, President Alan Garcia P;rez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29408, declaring tourism to be of national interest and a priority policy of the state for the development of the country. Two national laws were amended this year to protect the technology and trade secrets of firms in Japan. The amendment of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 30 of On June 23, 2009, the Gambian National Assembly passed the Hoarding Prohibition Bill of 2009, a law that seeks to put an end to the practice by some businessmen of hoarding essential commodities to create artificial The World Trade Organization has recently posted on its website an interactive map that depicts disputes between its member states. The top of the webpage shows a list of highlight-able choices among types of member-state involvement On May 12, 2009, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued a ruling on two cases dealing with the question of whether Italian and German legislation stipulating that only pharmacists have the right to own and On April 27, 2009, China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), the Ministry of Finance, and the National Certification and Accreditation Administration (which is under the AQSIQ) issued the "Announcement on Adjusting Requirements On February 1, 2009, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued new Measures on the Administration of Registration of Contracts for the Import and Export of Technology, to take effect On February 1, 2009, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued new Administrative Measures on Technology Prohibited or Restricted from Import, in 21 articles. The Measures will enter into effect The World Trade Organization recently published a collection of papers based on a conference, "Multilateralizing Regionalism," held from September 10-12, 2007. The papers were later revised in consultation with trade scholars and analysts and members of On February 9, 2009, in a move aimed at combating rising unemployment, Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) launched the New Store Major Subsidy Plan for persons seeking to establish their own franchise or chain store On December 25, 2008, Vietnam and Japan concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement; it is expected to come into effect early in 2009, following ratification by each party. It was signed in Tokyo by the Minister for On December 12, 2008, the China Maritime Safety Administration (CMSA) issued Interim Measures on Supervision and Administration of Direct Shipping Vessels across the Taiwan Straits (the Measures). Designed to promote the recently approved, direct trade between As of December 1, 2008, a new set of rules pertaining to taxable and duty-free imports within the European Union will enter into force, replacing rules that date back to 1969. The new rules are expected As of November 2008, a free trade agreement between South Korea and Cambodia will be in effect. According to the Ministry of Strategy and Finance of South Korea, the government in Seoul received notice from the October 14, 2008, was the last day for the application of compensatory quotas that protected the Mexican industry from Chinese competition for a number of years. Effective October 15, 2008, Mexico eliminated compensatory quotas on 749 On September 15, 2008, the Mexican Government published extensive amendments to the rules of procedure that govern the process of review to be carried out by a bi-national panel under On August 26, 2008, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, President Jos; Manuel Zelaya Rosales signed an agreement making Honduras a member of the international cooperation organization ALBA, whose acronym in English stands for the Bolivarian Alternative for the It was reported on August 17, 2008, that the Maltese government has been accused of concealing its true export figures of bluefin tuna, amounting to an alleged discrepancy in value of over 100 million (approximately US$147 On August 1, 2008, the Chinese Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) entered into force. The law, dubbed ";the constitution for the market economy,"; was promulgated by the Standing Committee... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 27 Aug 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540597_text Global Legal Monitor: China; New Zealand: Free Trade Agreement http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540468_text Commerce - In April 2014, the European Parliament adopted a proposal for a Directive regulating various aspects of actions for damages suffered by victims of antitrust violations. The European Commission initially proposed the Directive in June 2013. On July 31, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for the Protection of Literature and of Authors in Israel (Temporary Provision), 5773-2013 ([in Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The The Tel Aviv District Court recently rejected a petition brought by an operator of pornographic websites for an injunction against a credit card company (the respondent), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables On December 6, 2011, parallel to the United States Department of Justice's announcement that it will examine possible collusion between Apple Incorporated and five international publishing houses, the European Commission initiated its own investigation proceedings of On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Within the next two years, Nicaragua expects to draft and approve a new Commercial Code. The Consejo Superio de la Empresa Privada (COSEP) [Superior Council for Private Enterprise] and President Daniel Ortega's administration are planning to The French Parliament recently adopted Law 2011-590 of May 26, 2011, on the price of digital books (Loi nanddeg; 2011-590 du 26 mai 2011 relative au prix du livre num;rique, LEGIFRANCE (last visited July 1, On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the On December 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Public Tenders Duty Law, 5752-1992. The Law imposes an obligation on the government and its agencies to advertise a public tender that will It was reported on January 3, 2011, that the Cape Verdean Council of Ministers (Cabinet) approved a new decree-law that will regulate the services sector of the country. The statute is expected to expedite services and On June 17, 2010, the Council of Ministers of Cape Verde approved the drafts of three bills granting legislative authorization to the government for the creation of the International Business Center of Cape Verde, creating a The Romanian Senate adopted a bill on public-private partnerships on May 5, 2010. The legislation, passed by a unanimous vote, seeks to streamline procedures by "regulating the design, financing, construction, operation, rehabilitation, development and transfer of On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. On April 19, 2010, the European Union adopted new, revised antitrust rules (a Regulation and Guidelines) for so-called vertical agreements, that is, supply and distribution agreements. Vertical agreements raise antitrust issues by limiting competition when an On April 16, 2010, Taiwan's Legislative Yuan adopted the Statute for Industrial Innovation, which will take the place of the expired Statute for Upgrading Industries. Under the new law, the government will be able to encourage On September 17, 2009, President Alan Garcia P;rez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29408, declaring tourism to be of national interest and a priority policy of the state for the development of the country. Two national laws were amended this year to protect the technology and trade secrets of firms in Japan. The amendment of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 30 of On June 23, 2009, the Gambian National Assembly passed the Hoarding Prohibition Bill of 2009, a law that seeks to put an end to the practice by some businessmen of hoarding essential commodities to create artificial The World Trade Organization has recently posted on its website an interactive map that depicts disputes between its member states. The top of the webpage shows a list of highlight-able choices among types of member-state involvement On May 12, 2009, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued a ruling on two cases dealing with the question of whether Italian and German legislation stipulating that only pharmacists have the right to own and On April 27, 2009, China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), the Ministry of Finance, and the National Certification and Accreditation Administration (which is under the AQSIQ) issued the "Announcement on Adjusting Requirements On February 1, 2009, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued new Measures on the Administration of Registration of Contracts for the Import and Export of Technology, to take effect On February 1, 2009, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued new Administrative Measures on Technology Prohibited or Restricted from Import, in 21 articles. The Measures will enter into effect The World Trade Organization recently published a collection of papers based on a conference, "Multilateralizing Regionalism," held from September 10-12, 2007. The papers were later revised in consultation with trade scholars and analysts and members of On February 9, 2009, in a move aimed at combating rising unemployment, Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) launched the New Store Major Subsidy Plan for persons seeking to establish their own franchise or chain store On December 25, 2008, Vietnam and Japan concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement; it is expected to come into effect early in 2009, following ratification by each party. It was signed in Tokyo by the Minister for On December 12, 2008, the China Maritime Safety Administration (CMSA) issued Interim Measures on Supervision and Administration of Direct Shipping Vessels across the Taiwan Straits (the Measures). Designed to promote the recently approved, direct trade between As of December 1, 2008, a new set of rules pertaining to taxable and duty-free imports within the European Union will enter into force, replacing rules that date back to 1969. The new rules are expected As of November 2008, a free trade agreement between South Korea and Cambodia will be in effect. According to the Ministry of Strategy and Finance of South Korea, the government in Seoul received notice from the October 14, 2008, was the last day for the application of compensatory quotas that protected the Mexican industry from Chinese competition for a number of years. Effective October 15, 2008, Mexico eliminated compensatory quotas on 749 On September 15, 2008, the Mexican Government published extensive amendments to the rules of procedure that govern the process of review to be carried out by a bi-national panel under On August 26, 2008, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, President Jos; Manuel Zelaya Rosales signed an agreement making Honduras a member of the international cooperation organization ALBA, whose acronym in English stands for the Bolivarian Alternative for the It was reported on August 17, 2008, that the Maltese government has been accused of concealing its true export figures of bluefin tuna, amounting to an alleged discrepancy in value of over 100 million (approximately US$147 On August 1, 2008, the Chinese Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) entered into force. The law, dubbed ";the constitution for the market economy,"; was promulgated by the Standing Committee On April 7, 2008, New Zealand and China signed a free trade agreement (FTA). The FTA covers: andbull; staggered removal of tariffs on 96% of New Zealand exports; andbull; rules to determine... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 May 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540468_text Global Legal Monitor: Mauritania; Senegal: Fishery Agreement Signed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540392_text Commerce - In April 2014, the European Parliament adopted a proposal for a Directive regulating various aspects of actions for damages suffered by victims of antitrust violations. The European Commission initially proposed the Directive in June 2013. On July 31, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for the Protection of Literature and of Authors in Israel (Temporary Provision), 5773-2013 ([in Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The The Tel Aviv District Court recently rejected a petition brought by an operator of pornographic websites for an injunction against a credit card company (the respondent), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables On December 6, 2011, parallel to the United States Department of Justice's announcement that it will examine possible collusion between Apple Incorporated and five international publishing houses, the European Commission initiated its own investigation proceedings of On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Within the next two years, Nicaragua expects to draft and approve a new Commercial Code. The Consejo Superio de la Empresa Privada (COSEP) [Superior Council for Private Enterprise] and President Daniel Ortega's administration are planning to The French Parliament recently adopted Law 2011-590 of May 26, 2011, on the price of digital books (Loi nanddeg; 2011-590 du 26 mai 2011 relative au prix du livre num;rique, LEGIFRANCE (last visited July 1, On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the On December 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Public Tenders Duty Law, 5752-1992. The Law imposes an obligation on the government and its agencies to advertise a public tender that will It was reported on January 3, 2011, that the Cape Verdean Council of Ministers (Cabinet) approved a new decree-law that will regulate the services sector of the country. The statute is expected to expedite services and On June 17, 2010, the Council of Ministers of Cape Verde approved the drafts of three bills granting legislative authorization to the government for the creation of the International Business Center of Cape Verde, creating a The Romanian Senate adopted a bill on public-private partnerships on May 5, 2010. The legislation, passed by a unanimous vote, seeks to streamline procedures by "regulating the design, financing, construction, operation, rehabilitation, development and transfer of On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. On April 19, 2010, the European Union adopted new, revised antitrust rules (a Regulation and Guidelines) for so-called vertical agreements, that is, supply and distribution agreements. Vertical agreements raise antitrust issues by limiting competition when an On April 16, 2010, Taiwan's Legislative Yuan adopted the Statute for Industrial Innovation, which will take the place of the expired Statute for Upgrading Industries. Under the new law, the government will be able to encourage On September 17, 2009, President Alan Garcia P;rez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29408, declaring tourism to be of national interest and a priority policy of the state for the development of the country. Two national laws were amended this year to protect the technology and trade secrets of firms in Japan. The amendment of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 30 of On June 23, 2009, the Gambian National Assembly passed the Hoarding Prohibition Bill of 2009, a law that seeks to put an end to the practice by some businessmen of hoarding essential commodities to create artificial The World Trade Organization has recently posted on its website an interactive map that depicts disputes between its member states. The top of the webpage shows a list of highlight-able choices among types of member-state involvement On May 12, 2009, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued a ruling on two cases dealing with the question of whether Italian and German legislation stipulating that only pharmacists have the right to own and On April 27, 2009, China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), the Ministry of Finance, and the National Certification and Accreditation Administration (which is under the AQSIQ) issued the "Announcement on Adjusting Requirements On February 1, 2009, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued new Measures on the Administration of Registration of Contracts for the Import and Export of Technology, to take effect On February 1, 2009, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued new Administrative Measures on Technology Prohibited or Restricted from Import, in 21 articles. The Measures will enter into effect The World Trade Organization recently published a collection of papers based on a conference, "Multilateralizing Regionalism," held from September 10-12, 2007. The papers were later revised in consultation with trade scholars and analysts and members of On February 9, 2009, in a move aimed at combating rising unemployment, Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) launched the New Store Major Subsidy Plan for persons seeking to establish their own franchise or chain store On December 25, 2008, Vietnam and Japan concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement; it is expected to come into effect early in 2009, following ratification by each party. It was signed in Tokyo by the Minister for On December 12, 2008, the China Maritime Safety Administration (CMSA) issued Interim Measures on Supervision and Administration of Direct Shipping Vessels across the Taiwan Straits (the Measures). Designed to promote the recently approved, direct trade between As of December 1, 2008, a new set of rules pertaining to taxable and duty-free imports within the European Union will enter into force, replacing rules that date back to 1969. The new rules are expected As of November 2008, a free trade agreement between South Korea and Cambodia will be in effect. According to the Ministry of Strategy and Finance of South Korea, the government in Seoul received notice from the October 14, 2008, was the last day for the application of compensatory quotas that protected the Mexican industry from Chinese competition for a number of years. Effective October 15, 2008, Mexico eliminated compensatory quotas on 749 On September 15, 2008, the Mexican Government published extensive amendments to the rules of procedure that govern the process of review to be carried out by a bi-national panel under On August 26, 2008, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, President Jos; Manuel Zelaya Rosales signed an agreement making Honduras a member of the international cooperation organization ALBA, whose acronym in English stands for the Bolivarian Alternative for the It was reported on August 17, 2008, that the Maltese government has been accused of concealing its true export figures of bluefin tuna, amounting to an alleged discrepancy in value of over 100 million (approximately US$147 On August 1, 2008, the Chinese Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) entered into force. The law, dubbed ";the constitution for the market economy,"; was promulgated by the Standing Committee On April 7, 2008, New Zealand and China signed a free trade agreement (FTA). The FTA covers: andbull; staggered removal of tariffs on 96% of New Zealand exports; andbull; rules to determine Mauritania and Senegal signed a one-year fishery agreement, under which 300 permits will be issued to Senegalese fishermen working in Mauritanian waters. The agreement was concluded in the Mauritanian capital Noakchott by Mauritanian Fishing Minister Assane... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Apr 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540392_text Global Legal Monitor: Estonia: Sale of Alcohol at Night Prohibited http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540390_text Commerce - In April 2014, the European Parliament adopted a proposal for a Directive regulating various aspects of actions for damages suffered by victims of antitrust violations. The European Commission initially proposed the Directive in June 2013. On July 31, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for the Protection of Literature and of Authors in Israel (Temporary Provision), 5773-2013 ([in Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The The Tel Aviv District Court recently rejected a petition brought by an operator of pornographic websites for an injunction against a credit card company (the respondent), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables On December 6, 2011, parallel to the United States Department of Justice's announcement that it will examine possible collusion between Apple Incorporated and five international publishing houses, the European Commission initiated its own investigation proceedings of On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Within the next two years, Nicaragua expects to draft and approve a new Commercial Code. The Consejo Superio de la Empresa Privada (COSEP) [Superior Council for Private Enterprise] and President Daniel Ortega's administration are planning to The French Parliament recently adopted Law 2011-590 of May 26, 2011, on the price of digital books (Loi nanddeg; 2011-590 du 26 mai 2011 relative au prix du livre num;rique, LEGIFRANCE (last visited July 1, On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the On December 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Public Tenders Duty Law, 5752-1992. The Law imposes an obligation on the government and its agencies to advertise a public tender that will It was reported on January 3, 2011, that the Cape Verdean Council of Ministers (Cabinet) approved a new decree-law that will regulate the services sector of the country. The statute is expected to expedite services and On June 17, 2010, the Council of Ministers of Cape Verde approved the drafts of three bills granting legislative authorization to the government for the creation of the International Business Center of Cape Verde, creating a The Romanian Senate adopted a bill on public-private partnerships on May 5, 2010. The legislation, passed by a unanimous vote, seeks to streamline procedures by "regulating the design, financing, construction, operation, rehabilitation, development and transfer of On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. On April 19, 2010, the European Union adopted new, revised antitrust rules (a Regulation and Guidelines) for so-called vertical agreements, that is, supply and distribution agreements. Vertical agreements raise antitrust issues by limiting competition when an On April 16, 2010, Taiwan's Legislative Yuan adopted the Statute for Industrial Innovation, which will take the place of the expired Statute for Upgrading Industries. Under the new law, the government will be able to encourage On September 17, 2009, President Alan Garcia P;rez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29408, declaring tourism to be of national interest and a priority policy of the state for the development of the country. Two national laws were amended this year to protect the technology and trade secrets of firms in Japan. The amendment of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 30 of On June 23, 2009, the Gambian National Assembly passed the Hoarding Prohibition Bill of 2009, a law that seeks to put an end to the practice by some businessmen of hoarding essential commodities to create artificial The World Trade Organization has recently posted on its website an interactive map that depicts disputes between its member states. The top of the webpage shows a list of highlight-able choices among types of member-state involvement On May 12, 2009, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued a ruling on two cases dealing with the question of whether Italian and German legislation stipulating that only pharmacists have the right to own and On April 27, 2009, China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), the Ministry of Finance, and the National Certification and Accreditation Administration (which is under the AQSIQ) issued the "Announcement on Adjusting Requirements On February 1, 2009, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued new Measures on the Administration of Registration of Contracts for the Import and Export of Technology, to take effect On February 1, 2009, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued new Administrative Measures on Technology Prohibited or Restricted from Import, in 21 articles. The Measures will enter into effect The World Trade Organization recently published a collection of papers based on a conference, "Multilateralizing Regionalism," held from September 10-12, 2007. The papers were later revised in consultation with trade scholars and analysts and members of On February 9, 2009, in a move aimed at combating rising unemployment, Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) launched the New Store Major Subsidy Plan for persons seeking to establish their own franchise or chain store On December 25, 2008, Vietnam and Japan concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement; it is expected to come into effect early in 2009, following ratification by each party. It was signed in Tokyo by the Minister for On December 12, 2008, the China Maritime Safety Administration (CMSA) issued Interim Measures on Supervision and Administration of Direct Shipping Vessels across the Taiwan Straits (the Measures). Designed to promote the recently approved, direct trade between As of December 1, 2008, a new set of rules pertaining to taxable and duty-free imports within the European Union will enter into force, replacing rules that date back to 1969. The new rules are expected As of November 2008, a free trade agreement between South Korea and Cambodia will be in effect. According to the Ministry of Strategy and Finance of South Korea, the government in Seoul received notice from the October 14, 2008, was the last day for the application of compensatory quotas that protected the Mexican industry from Chinese competition for a number of years. Effective October 15, 2008, Mexico eliminated compensatory quotas on 749 On September 15, 2008, the Mexican Government published extensive amendments to the rules of procedure that govern the process of review to be carried out by a bi-national panel under On August 26, 2008, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, President Jos; Manuel Zelaya Rosales signed an agreement making Honduras a member of the international cooperation organization ALBA, whose acronym in English stands for the Bolivarian Alternative for the It was reported on August 17, 2008, that the Maltese government has been accused of concealing its true export figures of bluefin tuna, amounting to an alleged discrepancy in value of over 100 million (approximately US$147 On August 1, 2008, the Chinese Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) entered into force. The law, dubbed ";the constitution for the market economy,"; was promulgated by the Standing Committee On April 7, 2008, New Zealand and China signed a free trade agreement (FTA). The FTA covers: andbull; staggered removal of tariffs on 96% of New Zealand exports; andbull; rules to determine Mauritania and Senegal signed a one-year fishery agreement, under which 300 permits will be issued to Senegalese fishermen working in Mauritanian waters. The agreement was concluded in the Mauritanian capital Noakchott by Mauritanian Fishing Minister Assane On February 26, 2008, the Parliament of Estonia approved amendments to the nation's Alcohol Act that introduce time restrictions on the sale of alcoholic beverages. According to the new law, alcohol can be purchased only between... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Apr 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540390_text Global Legal Monitor: South Korea: Court Bans Executives from Switching to Rival Company for Certain Period http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540391_text Commerce - In April 2014, the European Parliament adopted a proposal for a Directive regulating various aspects of actions for damages suffered by victims of antitrust violations. The European Commission initially proposed the Directive in June 2013. On July 31, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for the Protection of Literature and of Authors in Israel (Temporary Provision), 5773-2013 ([in Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The The Tel Aviv District Court recently rejected a petition brought by an operator of pornographic websites for an injunction against a credit card company (the respondent), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables On December 6, 2011, parallel to the United States Department of Justice's announcement that it will examine possible collusion between Apple Incorporated and five international publishing houses, the European Commission initiated its own investigation proceedings of On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Within the next two years, Nicaragua expects to draft and approve a new Commercial Code. The Consejo Superio de la Empresa Privada (COSEP) [Superior Council for Private Enterprise] and President Daniel Ortega's administration are planning to The French Parliament recently adopted Law 2011-590 of May 26, 2011, on the price of digital books (Loi nanddeg; 2011-590 du 26 mai 2011 relative au prix du livre num;rique, LEGIFRANCE (last visited July 1, On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the On December 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Public Tenders Duty Law, 5752-1992. The Law imposes an obligation on the government and its agencies to advertise a public tender that will It was reported on January 3, 2011, that the Cape Verdean Council of Ministers (Cabinet) approved a new decree-law that will regulate the services sector of the country. The statute is expected to expedite services and On June 17, 2010, the Council of Ministers of Cape Verde approved the drafts of three bills granting legislative authorization to the government for the creation of the International Business Center of Cape Verde, creating a The Romanian Senate adopted a bill on public-private partnerships on May 5, 2010. The legislation, passed by a unanimous vote, seeks to streamline procedures by "regulating the design, financing, construction, operation, rehabilitation, development and transfer of On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. On April 19, 2010, the European Union adopted new, revised antitrust rules (a Regulation and Guidelines) for so-called vertical agreements, that is, supply and distribution agreements. Vertical agreements raise antitrust issues by limiting competition when an On April 16, 2010, Taiwan's Legislative Yuan adopted the Statute for Industrial Innovation, which will take the place of the expired Statute for Upgrading Industries. Under the new law, the government will be able to encourage On September 17, 2009, President Alan Garcia P;rez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29408, declaring tourism to be of national interest and a priority policy of the state for the development of the country. Two national laws were amended this year to protect the technology and trade secrets of firms in Japan. The amendment of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 30 of On June 23, 2009, the Gambian National Assembly passed the Hoarding Prohibition Bill of 2009, a law that seeks to put an end to the practice by some businessmen of hoarding essential commodities to create artificial The World Trade Organization has recently posted on its website an interactive map that depicts disputes between its member states. The top of the webpage shows a list of highlight-able choices among types of member-state involvement On May 12, 2009, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued a ruling on two cases dealing with the question of whether Italian and German legislation stipulating that only pharmacists have the right to own and On April 27, 2009, China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), the Ministry of Finance, and the National Certification and Accreditation Administration (which is under the AQSIQ) issued the "Announcement on Adjusting Requirements On February 1, 2009, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued new Measures on the Administration of Registration of Contracts for the Import and Export of Technology, to take effect On February 1, 2009, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued new Administrative Measures on Technology Prohibited or Restricted from Import, in 21 articles. The Measures will enter into effect The World Trade Organization recently published a collection of papers based on a conference, "Multilateralizing Regionalism," held from September 10-12, 2007. The papers were later revised in consultation with trade scholars and analysts and members of On February 9, 2009, in a move aimed at combating rising unemployment, Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) launched the New Store Major Subsidy Plan for persons seeking to establish their own franchise or chain store On December 25, 2008, Vietnam and Japan concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement; it is expected to come into effect early in 2009, following ratification by each party. It was signed in Tokyo by the Minister for On December 12, 2008, the China Maritime Safety Administration (CMSA) issued Interim Measures on Supervision and Administration of Direct Shipping Vessels across the Taiwan Straits (the Measures). Designed to promote the recently approved, direct trade between As of December 1, 2008, a new set of rules pertaining to taxable and duty-free imports within the European Union will enter into force, replacing rules that date back to 1969. The new rules are expected As of November 2008, a free trade agreement between South Korea and Cambodia will be in effect. According to the Ministry of Strategy and Finance of South Korea, the government in Seoul received notice from the October 14, 2008, was the last day for the application of compensatory quotas that protected the Mexican industry from Chinese competition for a number of years. Effective October 15, 2008, Mexico eliminated compensatory quotas on 749 On September 15, 2008, the Mexican Government published extensive amendments to the rules of procedure that govern the process of review to be carried out by a bi-national panel under On August 26, 2008, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, President Jos; Manuel Zelaya Rosales signed an agreement making Honduras a member of the international cooperation organization ALBA, whose acronym in English stands for the Bolivarian Alternative for the It was reported on August 17, 2008, that the Maltese government has been accused of concealing its true export figures of bluefin tuna, amounting to an alleged discrepancy in value of over 100 million (approximately US$147 On August 1, 2008, the Chinese Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) entered into force. The law, dubbed ";the constitution for the market economy,"; was promulgated by the Standing Committee On April 7, 2008, New Zealand and China signed a free trade agreement (FTA). The FTA covers: andbull; staggered removal of tariffs on 96% of New Zealand exports; andbull; rules to determine Mauritania and Senegal signed a one-year fishery agreement, under which 300 permits will be issued to Senegalese fishermen working in Mauritanian waters. The agreement was concluded in the Mauritanian capital Noakchott by Mauritanian Fishing Minister Assane On February 26, 2008, the Parliament of Estonia approved amendments to the nation's Alcohol Act that introduce time restrictions on the sale of alcoholic beverages. According to the new law, alcohol can be purchased only between The Seoul Central District Court banned 13 former executives of Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction Company from working for the rival company, STX Heavy Industries Company, for from one to three years. Six of the executives... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Apr 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540391_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union: Commission Imposes New Fines on Microsoft http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540323_text Commerce - In April 2014, the European Parliament adopted a proposal for a Directive regulating various aspects of actions for damages suffered by victims of antitrust violations. The European Commission initially proposed the Directive in June 2013. On July 31, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for the Protection of Literature and of Authors in Israel (Temporary Provision), 5773-2013 ([in Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The The Tel Aviv District Court recently rejected a petition brought by an operator of pornographic websites for an injunction against a credit card company (the respondent), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables On December 6, 2011, parallel to the United States Department of Justice's announcement that it will examine possible collusion between Apple Incorporated and five international publishing houses, the European Commission initiated its own investigation proceedings of On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Within the next two years, Nicaragua expects to draft and approve a new Commercial Code. The Consejo Superio de la Empresa Privada (COSEP) [Superior Council for Private Enterprise] and President Daniel Ortega's administration are planning to The French Parliament recently adopted Law 2011-590 of May 26, 2011, on the price of digital books (Loi nanddeg; 2011-590 du 26 mai 2011 relative au prix du livre num;rique, LEGIFRANCE (last visited July 1, On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the On December 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Public Tenders Duty Law, 5752-1992. The Law imposes an obligation on the government and its agencies to advertise a public tender that will It was reported on January 3, 2011, that the Cape Verdean Council of Ministers (Cabinet) approved a new decree-law that will regulate the services sector of the country. The statute is expected to expedite services and On June 17, 2010, the Council of Ministers of Cape Verde approved the drafts of three bills granting legislative authorization to the government for the creation of the International Business Center of Cape Verde, creating a The Romanian Senate adopted a bill on public-private partnerships on May 5, 2010. The legislation, passed by a unanimous vote, seeks to streamline procedures by "regulating the design, financing, construction, operation, rehabilitation, development and transfer of On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. On April 19, 2010, the European Union adopted new, revised antitrust rules (a Regulation and Guidelines) for so-called vertical agreements, that is, supply and distribution agreements. Vertical agreements raise antitrust issues by limiting competition when an On April 16, 2010, Taiwan's Legislative Yuan adopted the Statute for Industrial Innovation, which will take the place of the expired Statute for Upgrading Industries. Under the new law, the government will be able to encourage On September 17, 2009, President Alan Garcia P;rez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29408, declaring tourism to be of national interest and a priority policy of the state for the development of the country. Two national laws were amended this year to protect the technology and trade secrets of firms in Japan. The amendment of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 30 of On June 23, 2009, the Gambian National Assembly passed the Hoarding Prohibition Bill of 2009, a law that seeks to put an end to the practice by some businessmen of hoarding essential commodities to create artificial The World Trade Organization has recently posted on its website an interactive map that depicts disputes between its member states. The top of the webpage shows a list of highlight-able choices among types of member-state involvement On May 12, 2009, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued a ruling on two cases dealing with the question of whether Italian and German legislation stipulating that only pharmacists have the right to own and On April 27, 2009, China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), the Ministry of Finance, and the National Certification and Accreditation Administration (which is under the AQSIQ) issued the "Announcement on Adjusting Requirements On February 1, 2009, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued new Measures on the Administration of Registration of Contracts for the Import and Export of Technology, to take effect On February 1, 2009, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued new Administrative Measures on Technology Prohibited or Restricted from Import, in 21 articles. The Measures will enter into effect The World Trade Organization recently published a collection of papers based on a conference, "Multilateralizing Regionalism," held from September 10-12, 2007. The papers were later revised in consultation with trade scholars and analysts and members of On February 9, 2009, in a move aimed at combating rising unemployment, Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) launched the New Store Major Subsidy Plan for persons seeking to establish their own franchise or chain store On December 25, 2008, Vietnam and Japan concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement; it is expected to come into effect early in 2009, following ratification by each party. It was signed in Tokyo by the Minister for On December 12, 2008, the China Maritime Safety Administration (CMSA) issued Interim Measures on Supervision and Administration of Direct Shipping Vessels across the Taiwan Straits (the Measures). Designed to promote the recently approved, direct trade between As of December 1, 2008, a new set of rules pertaining to taxable and duty-free imports within the European Union will enter into force, replacing rules that date back to 1969. The new rules are expected As of November 2008, a free trade agreement between South Korea and Cambodia will be in effect. According to the Ministry of Strategy and Finance of South Korea, the government in Seoul received notice from the October 14, 2008, was the last day for the application of compensatory quotas that protected the Mexican industry from Chinese competition for a number of years. Effective October 15, 2008, Mexico eliminated compensatory quotas on 749 On September 15, 2008, the Mexican Government published extensive amendments to the rules of procedure that govern the process of review to be carried out by a bi-national panel under On August 26, 2008, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, President Jos; Manuel Zelaya Rosales signed an agreement making Honduras a member of the international cooperation organization ALBA, whose acronym in English stands for the Bolivarian Alternative for the It was reported on August 17, 2008, that the Maltese government has been accused of concealing its true export figures of bluefin tuna, amounting to an alleged discrepancy in value of over 100 million (approximately US$147 On August 1, 2008, the Chinese Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) entered into force. The law, dubbed ";the constitution for the market economy,"; was promulgated by the Standing Committee On April 7, 2008, New Zealand and China signed a free trade agreement (FTA). The FTA covers: andbull; staggered removal of tariffs on 96% of New Zealand exports; andbull; rules to determine Mauritania and Senegal signed a one-year fishery agreement, under which 300 permits will be issued to Senegalese fishermen working in Mauritanian waters. The agreement was concluded in the Mauritanian capital Noakchott by Mauritanian Fishing Minister Assane On February 26, 2008, the Parliament of Estonia approved amendments to the nation's Alcohol Act that introduce time restrictions on the sale of alcoholic beverages. According to the new law, alcohol can be purchased only between The Seoul Central District Court banned 13 former executives of Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction Company from working for the rival company, STX Heavy Industries Company, for from one to three years. Six of the executives On February 26, 2008, the European Commission, the European Union's main antitrust law enforcer, imposed new fines of 899 million (about US$1.364 billion) on Microsoft for failing to comply with the Commission's decision against the company... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Mar 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540323_text Global Legal Monitor: Central America: Presidents Sign Customs Union Agreement http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540331_text Commerce - In April 2014, the European Parliament adopted a proposal for a Directive regulating various aspects of actions for damages suffered by victims of antitrust violations. The European Commission initially proposed the Directive in June 2013. On July 31, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for the Protection of Literature and of Authors in Israel (Temporary Provision), 5773-2013 ([in Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The The Tel Aviv District Court recently rejected a petition brought by an operator of pornographic websites for an injunction against a credit card company (the respondent), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables On December 6, 2011, parallel to the United States Department of Justice's announcement that it will examine possible collusion between Apple Incorporated and five international publishing houses, the European Commission initiated its own investigation proceedings of On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Within the next two years, Nicaragua expects to draft and approve a new Commercial Code. The Consejo Superio de la Empresa Privada (COSEP) [Superior Council for Private Enterprise] and President Daniel Ortega's administration are planning to The French Parliament recently adopted Law 2011-590 of May 26, 2011, on the price of digital books (Loi nanddeg; 2011-590 du 26 mai 2011 relative au prix du livre num;rique, LEGIFRANCE (last visited July 1, On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the On December 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Public Tenders Duty Law, 5752-1992. The Law imposes an obligation on the government and its agencies to advertise a public tender that will It was reported on January 3, 2011, that the Cape Verdean Council of Ministers (Cabinet) approved a new decree-law that will regulate the services sector of the country. The statute is expected to expedite services and On June 17, 2010, the Council of Ministers of Cape Verde approved the drafts of three bills granting legislative authorization to the government for the creation of the International Business Center of Cape Verde, creating a The Romanian Senate adopted a bill on public-private partnerships on May 5, 2010. The legislation, passed by a unanimous vote, seeks to streamline procedures by "regulating the design, financing, construction, operation, rehabilitation, development and transfer of On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. On April 19, 2010, the European Union adopted new, revised antitrust rules (a Regulation and Guidelines) for so-called vertical agreements, that is, supply and distribution agreements. Vertical agreements raise antitrust issues by limiting competition when an On April 16, 2010, Taiwan's Legislative Yuan adopted the Statute for Industrial Innovation, which will take the place of the expired Statute for Upgrading Industries. Under the new law, the government will be able to encourage On September 17, 2009, President Alan Garcia P;rez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29408, declaring tourism to be of national interest and a priority policy of the state for the development of the country. Two national laws were amended this year to protect the technology and trade secrets of firms in Japan. The amendment of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 30 of On June 23, 2009, the Gambian National Assembly passed the Hoarding Prohibition Bill of 2009, a law that seeks to put an end to the practice by some businessmen of hoarding essential commodities to create artificial The World Trade Organization has recently posted on its website an interactive map that depicts disputes between its member states. The top of the webpage shows a list of highlight-able choices among types of member-state involvement On May 12, 2009, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued a ruling on two cases dealing with the question of whether Italian and German legislation stipulating that only pharmacists have the right to own and On April 27, 2009, China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), the Ministry of Finance, and the National Certification and Accreditation Administration (which is under the AQSIQ) issued the "Announcement on Adjusting Requirements On February 1, 2009, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued new Measures on the Administration of Registration of Contracts for the Import and Export of Technology, to take effect On February 1, 2009, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued new Administrative Measures on Technology Prohibited or Restricted from Import, in 21 articles. The Measures will enter into effect The World Trade Organization recently published a collection of papers based on a conference, "Multilateralizing Regionalism," held from September 10-12, 2007. The papers were later revised in consultation with trade scholars and analysts and members of On February 9, 2009, in a move aimed at combating rising unemployment, Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) launched the New Store Major Subsidy Plan for persons seeking to establish their own franchise or chain store On December 25, 2008, Vietnam and Japan concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement; it is expected to come into effect early in 2009, following ratification by each party. It was signed in Tokyo by the Minister for On December 12, 2008, the China Maritime Safety Administration (CMSA) issued Interim Measures on Supervision and Administration of Direct Shipping Vessels across the Taiwan Straits (the Measures). Designed to promote the recently approved, direct trade between As of December 1, 2008, a new set of rules pertaining to taxable and duty-free imports within the European Union will enter into force, replacing rules that date back to 1969. The new rules are expected As of November 2008, a free trade agreement between South Korea and Cambodia will be in effect. According to the Ministry of Strategy and Finance of South Korea, the government in Seoul received notice from the October 14, 2008, was the last day for the application of compensatory quotas that protected the Mexican industry from Chinese competition for a number of years. Effective October 15, 2008, Mexico eliminated compensatory quotas on 749 On September 15, 2008, the Mexican Government published extensive amendments to the rules of procedure that govern the process of review to be carried out by a bi-national panel under On August 26, 2008, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, President Jos; Manuel Zelaya Rosales signed an agreement making Honduras a member of the international cooperation organization ALBA, whose acronym in English stands for the Bolivarian Alternative for the It was reported on August 17, 2008, that the Maltese government has been accused of concealing its true export figures of bluefin tuna, amounting to an alleged discrepancy in value of over 100 million (approximately US$147 On August 1, 2008, the Chinese Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) entered into force. The law, dubbed ";the constitution for the market economy,"; was promulgated by the Standing Committee On April 7, 2008, New Zealand and China signed a free trade agreement (FTA). The FTA covers: andbull; staggered removal of tariffs on 96% of New Zealand exports; andbull; rules to determine Mauritania and Senegal signed a one-year fishery agreement, under which 300 permits will be issued to Senegalese fishermen working in Mauritanian waters. The agreement was concluded in the Mauritanian capital Noakchott by Mauritanian Fishing Minister Assane On February 26, 2008, the Parliament of Estonia approved amendments to the nation's Alcohol Act that introduce time restrictions on the sale of alcoholic beverages. According to the new law, alcohol can be purchased only between The Seoul Central District Court banned 13 former executives of Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction Company from working for the rival company, STX Heavy Industries Company, for from one to three years. Six of the executives On February 26, 2008, the European Commission, the European Union's main antitrust law enforcer, imposed new fines of 899 million (about US$1.364 billion) on Microsoft for failing to comply with the Commission's decision against the company The presidents of the five Central American republics that make up the Central American Integration System (SICA) signed an agreement in Guatemala City, on December 12, 2007, on the establishment of a customs union to create... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Mar 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540331_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel; Mercosur: Free Trade Agreement Signed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540255_text Commerce - In April 2014, the European Parliament adopted a proposal for a Directive regulating various aspects of actions for damages suffered by victims of antitrust violations. The European Commission initially proposed the Directive in June 2013. On July 31, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for the Protection of Literature and of Authors in Israel (Temporary Provision), 5773-2013 ([in Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The The Tel Aviv District Court recently rejected a petition brought by an operator of pornographic websites for an injunction against a credit card company (the respondent), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables On December 6, 2011, parallel to the United States Department of Justice's announcement that it will examine possible collusion between Apple Incorporated and five international publishing houses, the European Commission initiated its own investigation proceedings of On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Within the next two years, Nicaragua expects to draft and approve a new Commercial Code. The Consejo Superio de la Empresa Privada (COSEP) [Superior Council for Private Enterprise] and President Daniel Ortega's administration are planning to The French Parliament recently adopted Law 2011-590 of May 26, 2011, on the price of digital books (Loi nanddeg; 2011-590 du 26 mai 2011 relative au prix du livre num;rique, LEGIFRANCE (last visited July 1, On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the On December 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Public Tenders Duty Law, 5752-1992. The Law imposes an obligation on the government and its agencies to advertise a public tender that will It was reported on January 3, 2011, that the Cape Verdean Council of Ministers (Cabinet) approved a new decree-law that will regulate the services sector of the country. The statute is expected to expedite services and On June 17, 2010, the Council of Ministers of Cape Verde approved the drafts of three bills granting legislative authorization to the government for the creation of the International Business Center of Cape Verde, creating a The Romanian Senate adopted a bill on public-private partnerships on May 5, 2010. The legislation, passed by a unanimous vote, seeks to streamline procedures by "regulating the design, financing, construction, operation, rehabilitation, development and transfer of On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. On April 19, 2010, the European Union adopted new, revised antitrust rules (a Regulation and Guidelines) for so-called vertical agreements, that is, supply and distribution agreements. Vertical agreements raise antitrust issues by limiting competition when an On April 16, 2010, Taiwan's Legislative Yuan adopted the Statute for Industrial Innovation, which will take the place of the expired Statute for Upgrading Industries. Under the new law, the government will be able to encourage On September 17, 2009, President Alan Garcia P;rez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29408, declaring tourism to be of national interest and a priority policy of the state for the development of the country. Two national laws were amended this year to protect the technology and trade secrets of firms in Japan. The amendment of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 30 of On June 23, 2009, the Gambian National Assembly passed the Hoarding Prohibition Bill of 2009, a law that seeks to put an end to the practice by some businessmen of hoarding essential commodities to create artificial The World Trade Organization has recently posted on its website an interactive map that depicts disputes between its member states. The top of the webpage shows a list of highlight-able choices among types of member-state involvement On May 12, 2009, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued a ruling on two cases dealing with the question of whether Italian and German legislation stipulating that only pharmacists have the right to own and On April 27, 2009, China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), the Ministry of Finance, and the National Certification and Accreditation Administration (which is under the AQSIQ) issued the "Announcement on Adjusting Requirements On February 1, 2009, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued new Measures on the Administration of Registration of Contracts for the Import and Export of Technology, to take effect On February 1, 2009, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued new Administrative Measures on Technology Prohibited or Restricted from Import, in 21 articles. The Measures will enter into effect The World Trade Organization recently published a collection of papers based on a conference, "Multilateralizing Regionalism," held from September 10-12, 2007. The papers were later revised in consultation with trade scholars and analysts and members of On February 9, 2009, in a move aimed at combating rising unemployment, Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) launched the New Store Major Subsidy Plan for persons seeking to establish their own franchise or chain store On December 25, 2008, Vietnam and Japan concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement; it is expected to come into effect early in 2009, following ratification by each party. It was signed in Tokyo by the Minister for On December 12, 2008, the China Maritime Safety Administration (CMSA) issued Interim Measures on Supervision and Administration of Direct Shipping Vessels across the Taiwan Straits (the Measures). Designed to promote the recently approved, direct trade between As of December 1, 2008, a new set of rules pertaining to taxable and duty-free imports within the European Union will enter into force, replacing rules that date back to 1969. The new rules are expected As of November 2008, a free trade agreement between South Korea and Cambodia will be in effect. According to the Ministry of Strategy and Finance of South Korea, the government in Seoul received notice from the October 14, 2008, was the last day for the application of compensatory quotas that protected the Mexican industry from Chinese competition for a number of years. Effective October 15, 2008, Mexico eliminated compensatory quotas on 749 On September 15, 2008, the Mexican Government published extensive amendments to the rules of procedure that govern the process of review to be carried out by a bi-national panel under On August 26, 2008, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, President Jos; Manuel Zelaya Rosales signed an agreement making Honduras a member of the international cooperation organization ALBA, whose acronym in English stands for the Bolivarian Alternative for the It was reported on August 17, 2008, that the Maltese government has been accused of concealing its true export figures of bluefin tuna, amounting to an alleged discrepancy in value of over 100 million (approximately US$147 On August 1, 2008, the Chinese Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) entered into force. The law, dubbed ";the constitution for the market economy,"; was promulgated by the Standing Committee On April 7, 2008, New Zealand and China signed a free trade agreement (FTA). The FTA covers: andbull; staggered removal of tariffs on 96% of New Zealand exports; andbull; rules to determine Mauritania and Senegal signed a one-year fishery agreement, under which 300 permits will be issued to Senegalese fishermen working in Mauritanian waters. The agreement was concluded in the Mauritanian capital Noakchott by Mauritanian Fishing Minister Assane On February 26, 2008, the Parliament of Estonia approved amendments to the nation's Alcohol Act that introduce time restrictions on the sale of alcoholic beverages. According to the new law, alcohol can be purchased only between The Seoul Central District Court banned 13 former executives of Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction Company from working for the rival company, STX Heavy Industries Company, for from one to three years. Six of the executives On February 26, 2008, the European Commission, the European Union's main antitrust law enforcer, imposed new fines of 899 million (about US$1.364 billion) on Microsoft for failing to comply with the Commission's decision against the company The presidents of the five Central American republics that make up the Central American Integration System (SICA) signed an agreement in Guatemala City, on December 12, 2007, on the establishment of a customs union to create Following negotiations that began in 2005, on December 18, 2007, in Montevideo, Uruguay, the member states of MERCOSUR, the trade bloc that comprises Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay, signed a trade agreement with Israel, the first... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sat, 02 Feb 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540255_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Private Securities Lawsuits Curtailed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540256_text Commerce - In April 2014, the European Parliament adopted a proposal for a Directive regulating various aspects of actions for damages suffered by victims of antitrust violations. The European Commission initially proposed the Directive in June 2013. On July 31, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for the Protection of Literature and of Authors in Israel (Temporary Provision), 5773-2013 ([in Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The The Tel Aviv District Court recently rejected a petition brought by an operator of pornographic websites for an injunction against a credit card company (the respondent), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables On December 6, 2011, parallel to the United States Department of Justice's announcement that it will examine possible collusion between Apple Incorporated and five international publishing houses, the European Commission initiated its own investigation proceedings of On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Within the next two years, Nicaragua expects to draft and approve a new Commercial Code. The Consejo Superio de la Empresa Privada (COSEP) [Superior Council for Private Enterprise] and President Daniel Ortega's administration are planning to The French Parliament recently adopted Law 2011-590 of May 26, 2011, on the price of digital books (Loi nanddeg; 2011-590 du 26 mai 2011 relative au prix du livre num;rique, LEGIFRANCE (last visited July 1, On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the On December 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Public Tenders Duty Law, 5752-1992. The Law imposes an obligation on the government and its agencies to advertise a public tender that will It was reported on January 3, 2011, that the Cape Verdean Council of Ministers (Cabinet) approved a new decree-law that will regulate the services sector of the country. The statute is expected to expedite services and On June 17, 2010, the Council of Ministers of Cape Verde approved the drafts of three bills granting legislative authorization to the government for the creation of the International Business Center of Cape Verde, creating a The Romanian Senate adopted a bill on public-private partnerships on May 5, 2010. The legislation, passed by a unanimous vote, seeks to streamline procedures by "regulating the design, financing, construction, operation, rehabilitation, development and transfer of On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. On April 19, 2010, the European Union adopted new, revised antitrust rules (a Regulation and Guidelines) for so-called vertical agreements, that is, supply and distribution agreements. Vertical agreements raise antitrust issues by limiting competition when an On April 16, 2010, Taiwan's Legislative Yuan adopted the Statute for Industrial Innovation, which will take the place of the expired Statute for Upgrading Industries. Under the new law, the government will be able to encourage On September 17, 2009, President Alan Garcia P;rez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29408, declaring tourism to be of national interest and a priority policy of the state for the development of the country. Two national laws were amended this year to protect the technology and trade secrets of firms in Japan. The amendment of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 30 of On June 23, 2009, the Gambian National Assembly passed the Hoarding Prohibition Bill of 2009, a law that seeks to put an end to the practice by some businessmen of hoarding essential commodities to create artificial The World Trade Organization has recently posted on its website an interactive map that depicts disputes between its member states. The top of the webpage shows a list of highlight-able choices among types of member-state involvement On May 12, 2009, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued a ruling on two cases dealing with the question of whether Italian and German legislation stipulating that only pharmacists have the right to own and On April 27, 2009, China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), the Ministry of Finance, and the National Certification and Accreditation Administration (which is under the AQSIQ) issued the "Announcement on Adjusting Requirements On February 1, 2009, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued new Measures on the Administration of Registration of Contracts for the Import and Export of Technology, to take effect On February 1, 2009, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued new Administrative Measures on Technology Prohibited or Restricted from Import, in 21 articles. The Measures will enter into effect The World Trade Organization recently published a collection of papers based on a conference, "Multilateralizing Regionalism," held from September 10-12, 2007. The papers were later revised in consultation with trade scholars and analysts and members of On February 9, 2009, in a move aimed at combating rising unemployment, Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) launched the New Store Major Subsidy Plan for persons seeking to establish their own franchise or chain store On December 25, 2008, Vietnam and Japan concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement; it is expected to come into effect early in 2009, following ratification by each party. It was signed in Tokyo by the Minister for On December 12, 2008, the China Maritime Safety Administration (CMSA) issued Interim Measures on Supervision and Administration of Direct Shipping Vessels across the Taiwan Straits (the Measures). Designed to promote the recently approved, direct trade between As of December 1, 2008, a new set of rules pertaining to taxable and duty-free imports within the European Union will enter into force, replacing rules that date back to 1969. The new rules are expected As of November 2008, a free trade agreement between South Korea and Cambodia will be in effect. According to the Ministry of Strategy and Finance of South Korea, the government in Seoul received notice from the October 14, 2008, was the last day for the application of compensatory quotas that protected the Mexican industry from Chinese competition for a number of years. Effective October 15, 2008, Mexico eliminated compensatory quotas on 749 On September 15, 2008, the Mexican Government published extensive amendments to the rules of procedure that govern the process of review to be carried out by a bi-national panel under On August 26, 2008, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, President Jos; Manuel Zelaya Rosales signed an agreement making Honduras a member of the international cooperation organization ALBA, whose acronym in English stands for the Bolivarian Alternative for the It was reported on August 17, 2008, that the Maltese government has been accused of concealing its true export figures of bluefin tuna, amounting to an alleged discrepancy in value of over 100 million (approximately US$147 On August 1, 2008, the Chinese Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) entered into force. The law, dubbed ";the constitution for the market economy,"; was promulgated by the Standing Committee On April 7, 2008, New Zealand and China signed a free trade agreement (FTA). The FTA covers: andbull; staggered removal of tariffs on 96% of New Zealand exports; andbull; rules to determine Mauritania and Senegal signed a one-year fishery agreement, under which 300 permits will be issued to Senegalese fishermen working in Mauritanian waters. The agreement was concluded in the Mauritanian capital Noakchott by Mauritanian Fishing Minister Assane On February 26, 2008, the Parliament of Estonia approved amendments to the nation's Alcohol Act that introduce time restrictions on the sale of alcoholic beverages. According to the new law, alcohol can be purchased only between The Seoul Central District Court banned 13 former executives of Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction Company from working for the rival company, STX Heavy Industries Company, for from one to three years. Six of the executives On February 26, 2008, the European Commission, the European Union's main antitrust law enforcer, imposed new fines of 899 million (about US$1.364 billion) on Microsoft for failing to comply with the Commission's decision against the company The presidents of the five Central American republics that make up the Central American Integration System (SICA) signed an agreement in Guatemala City, on December 12, 2007, on the establishment of a customs union to create Following negotiations that began in 2005, on December 18, 2007, in Montevideo, Uruguay, the member states of MERCOSUR, the trade bloc that comprises Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay, signed a trade agreement with Israel, the first On January 15, the United States Supreme Court ruled that private persons may not maintain lawsuits under section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (1934 Act) against persons who participated in arrangements facilitating securities... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sat, 02 Feb 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540256_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel; Mercosur: Free Trade Accord to Be Signed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054047_text Commerce - In April 2014, the European Parliament adopted a proposal for a Directive regulating various aspects of actions for damages suffered by victims of antitrust violations. The European Commission initially proposed the Directive in June 2013. On July 31, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for the Protection of Literature and of Authors in Israel (Temporary Provision), 5773-2013 ([in Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The The Tel Aviv District Court recently rejected a petition brought by an operator of pornographic websites for an injunction against a credit card company (the respondent), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables On December 6, 2011, parallel to the United States Department of Justice's announcement that it will examine possible collusion between Apple Incorporated and five international publishing houses, the European Commission initiated its own investigation proceedings of On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Within the next two years, Nicaragua expects to draft and approve a new Commercial Code. The Consejo Superio de la Empresa Privada (COSEP) [Superior Council for Private Enterprise] and President Daniel Ortega's administration are planning to The French Parliament recently adopted Law 2011-590 of May 26, 2011, on the price of digital books (Loi nanddeg; 2011-590 du 26 mai 2011 relative au prix du livre num;rique, LEGIFRANCE (last visited July 1, On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the On December 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Public Tenders Duty Law, 5752-1992. The Law imposes an obligation on the government and its agencies to advertise a public tender that will It was reported on January 3, 2011, that the Cape Verdean Council of Ministers (Cabinet) approved a new decree-law that will regulate the services sector of the country. The statute is expected to expedite services and On June 17, 2010, the Council of Ministers of Cape Verde approved the drafts of three bills granting legislative authorization to the government for the creation of the International Business Center of Cape Verde, creating a The Romanian Senate adopted a bill on public-private partnerships on May 5, 2010. The legislation, passed by a unanimous vote, seeks to streamline procedures by "regulating the design, financing, construction, operation, rehabilitation, development and transfer of On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. On April 19, 2010, the European Union adopted new, revised antitrust rules (a Regulation and Guidelines) for so-called vertical agreements, that is, supply and distribution agreements. Vertical agreements raise antitrust issues by limiting competition when an On April 16, 2010, Taiwan's Legislative Yuan adopted the Statute for Industrial Innovation, which will take the place of the expired Statute for Upgrading Industries. Under the new law, the government will be able to encourage On September 17, 2009, President Alan Garcia P;rez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29408, declaring tourism to be of national interest and a priority policy of the state for the development of the country. Two national laws were amended this year to protect the technology and trade secrets of firms in Japan. The amendment of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 30 of On June 23, 2009, the Gambian National Assembly passed the Hoarding Prohibition Bill of 2009, a law that seeks to put an end to the practice by some businessmen of hoarding essential commodities to create artificial The World Trade Organization has recently posted on its website an interactive map that depicts disputes between its member states. The top of the webpage shows a list of highlight-able choices among types of member-state involvement On May 12, 2009, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued a ruling on two cases dealing with the question of whether Italian and German legislation stipulating that only pharmacists have the right to own and On April 27, 2009, China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), the Ministry of Finance, and the National Certification and Accreditation Administration (which is under the AQSIQ) issued the "Announcement on Adjusting Requirements On February 1, 2009, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued new Measures on the Administration of Registration of Contracts for the Import and Export of Technology, to take effect On February 1, 2009, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued new Administrative Measures on Technology Prohibited or Restricted from Import, in 21 articles. The Measures will enter into effect The World Trade Organization recently published a collection of papers based on a conference, "Multilateralizing Regionalism," held from September 10-12, 2007. The papers were later revised in consultation with trade scholars and analysts and members of On February 9, 2009, in a move aimed at combating rising unemployment, Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) launched the New Store Major Subsidy Plan for persons seeking to establish their own franchise or chain store On December 25, 2008, Vietnam and Japan concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement; it is expected to come into effect early in 2009, following ratification by each party. It was signed in Tokyo by the Minister for On December 12, 2008, the China Maritime Safety Administration (CMSA) issued Interim Measures on Supervision and Administration of Direct Shipping Vessels across the Taiwan Straits (the Measures). Designed to promote the recently approved, direct trade between As of December 1, 2008, a new set of rules pertaining to taxable and duty-free imports within the European Union will enter into force, replacing rules that date back to 1969. The new rules are expected As of November 2008, a free trade agreement between South Korea and Cambodia will be in effect. According to the Ministry of Strategy and Finance of South Korea, the government in Seoul received notice from the October 14, 2008, was the last day for the application of compensatory quotas that protected the Mexican industry from Chinese competition for a number of years. Effective October 15, 2008, Mexico eliminated compensatory quotas on 749 On September 15, 2008, the Mexican Government published extensive amendments to the rules of procedure that govern the process of review to be carried out by a bi-national panel under On August 26, 2008, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, President Jos; Manuel Zelaya Rosales signed an agreement making Honduras a member of the international cooperation organization ALBA, whose acronym in English stands for the Bolivarian Alternative for the It was reported on August 17, 2008, that the Maltese government has been accused of concealing its true export figures of bluefin tuna, amounting to an alleged discrepancy in value of over 100 million (approximately US$147 On August 1, 2008, the Chinese Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) entered into force. The law, dubbed ";the constitution for the market economy,"; was promulgated by the Standing Committee On April 7, 2008, New Zealand and China signed a free trade agreement (FTA). The FTA covers: andbull; staggered removal of tariffs on 96% of New Zealand exports; andbull; rules to determine Mauritania and Senegal signed a one-year fishery agreement, under which 300 permits will be issued to Senegalese fishermen working in Mauritanian waters. The agreement was concluded in the Mauritanian capital Noakchott by Mauritanian Fishing Minister Assane On February 26, 2008, the Parliament of Estonia approved amendments to the nation's Alcohol Act that introduce time restrictions on the sale of alcoholic beverages. According to the new law, alcohol can be purchased only between The Seoul Central District Court banned 13 former executives of Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction Company from working for the rival company, STX Heavy Industries Company, for from one to three years. Six of the executives On February 26, 2008, the European Commission, the European Union's main antitrust law enforcer, imposed new fines of 899 million (about US$1.364 billion) on Microsoft for failing to comply with the Commission's decision against the company The presidents of the five Central American republics that make up the Central American Integration System (SICA) signed an agreement in Guatemala City, on December 12, 2007, on the establishment of a customs union to create Following negotiations that began in 2005, on December 18, 2007, in Montevideo, Uruguay, the member states of MERCOSUR, the trade bloc that comprises Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay, signed a trade agreement with Israel, the first On January 15, the United States Supreme Court ruled that private persons may not maintain lawsuits under section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (1934 Act) against persons who participated in arrangements facilitating securities Delegations representing Mercosur and Israel held meetings in Geneva to negotiate a free trade accord that can be signed in early 2008. It will be the first accord signed between the bloc and a country outside... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jan 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054047_text Global Legal Monitor: Hong Kong: New Building Laws Proposed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540113_text Commerce - In April 2014, the European Parliament adopted a proposal for a Directive regulating various aspects of actions for damages suffered by victims of antitrust violations. The European Commission initially proposed the Directive in June 2013. On July 31, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for the Protection of Literature and of Authors in Israel (Temporary Provision), 5773-2013 ([in Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The The Tel Aviv District Court recently rejected a petition brought by an operator of pornographic websites for an injunction against a credit card company (the respondent), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables On December 6, 2011, parallel to the United States Department of Justice's announcement that it will examine possible collusion between Apple Incorporated and five international publishing houses, the European Commission initiated its own investigation proceedings of On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Within the next two years, Nicaragua expects to draft and approve a new Commercial Code. The Consejo Superio de la Empresa Privada (COSEP) [Superior Council for Private Enterprise] and President Daniel Ortega's administration are planning to The French Parliament recently adopted Law 2011-590 of May 26, 2011, on the price of digital books (Loi nanddeg; 2011-590 du 26 mai 2011 relative au prix du livre num;rique, LEGIFRANCE (last visited July 1, On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the On December 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Public Tenders Duty Law, 5752-1992. The Law imposes an obligation on the government and its agencies to advertise a public tender that will It was reported on January 3, 2011, that the Cape Verdean Council of Ministers (Cabinet) approved a new decree-law that will regulate the services sector of the country. The statute is expected to expedite services and On June 17, 2010, the Council of Ministers of Cape Verde approved the drafts of three bills granting legislative authorization to the government for the creation of the International Business Center of Cape Verde, creating a The Romanian Senate adopted a bill on public-private partnerships on May 5, 2010. The legislation, passed by a unanimous vote, seeks to streamline procedures by "regulating the design, financing, construction, operation, rehabilitation, development and transfer of On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. On April 19, 2010, the European Union adopted new, revised antitrust rules (a Regulation and Guidelines) for so-called vertical agreements, that is, supply and distribution agreements. Vertical agreements raise antitrust issues by limiting competition when an On April 16, 2010, Taiwan's Legislative Yuan adopted the Statute for Industrial Innovation, which will take the place of the expired Statute for Upgrading Industries. Under the new law, the government will be able to encourage On September 17, 2009, President Alan Garcia P;rez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29408, declaring tourism to be of national interest and a priority policy of the state for the development of the country. Two national laws were amended this year to protect the technology and trade secrets of firms in Japan. The amendment of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 30 of On June 23, 2009, the Gambian National Assembly passed the Hoarding Prohibition Bill of 2009, a law that seeks to put an end to the practice by some businessmen of hoarding essential commodities to create artificial The World Trade Organization has recently posted on its website an interactive map that depicts disputes between its member states. The top of the webpage shows a list of highlight-able choices among types of member-state involvement On May 12, 2009, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued a ruling on two cases dealing with the question of whether Italian and German legislation stipulating that only pharmacists have the right to own and On April 27, 2009, China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), the Ministry of Finance, and the National Certification and Accreditation Administration (which is under the AQSIQ) issued the "Announcement on Adjusting Requirements On February 1, 2009, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued new Measures on the Administration of Registration of Contracts for the Import and Export of Technology, to take effect On February 1, 2009, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued new Administrative Measures on Technology Prohibited or Restricted from Import, in 21 articles. The Measures will enter into effect The World Trade Organization recently published a collection of papers based on a conference, "Multilateralizing Regionalism," held from September 10-12, 2007. The papers were later revised in consultation with trade scholars and analysts and members of On February 9, 2009, in a move aimed at combating rising unemployment, Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) launched the New Store Major Subsidy Plan for persons seeking to establish their own franchise or chain store On December 25, 2008, Vietnam and Japan concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement; it is expected to come into effect early in 2009, following ratification by each party. It was signed in Tokyo by the Minister for On December 12, 2008, the China Maritime Safety Administration (CMSA) issued Interim Measures on Supervision and Administration of Direct Shipping Vessels across the Taiwan Straits (the Measures). Designed to promote the recently approved, direct trade between As of December 1, 2008, a new set of rules pertaining to taxable and duty-free imports within the European Union will enter into force, replacing rules that date back to 1969. The new rules are expected As of November 2008, a free trade agreement between South Korea and Cambodia will be in effect. According to the Ministry of Strategy and Finance of South Korea, the government in Seoul received notice from the October 14, 2008, was the last day for the application of compensatory quotas that protected the Mexican industry from Chinese competition for a number of years. Effective October 15, 2008, Mexico eliminated compensatory quotas on 749 On September 15, 2008, the Mexican Government published extensive amendments to the rules of procedure that govern the process of review to be carried out by a bi-national panel under On August 26, 2008, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, President Jos; Manuel Zelaya Rosales signed an agreement making Honduras a member of the international cooperation organization ALBA, whose acronym in English stands for the Bolivarian Alternative for the It was reported on August 17, 2008, that the Maltese government has been accused of concealing its true export figures of bluefin tuna, amounting to an alleged discrepancy in value of over 100 million (approximately US$147 On August 1, 2008, the Chinese Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) entered into force. The law, dubbed ";the constitution for the market economy,"; was promulgated by the Standing Committee On April 7, 2008, New Zealand and China signed a free trade agreement (FTA). The FTA covers: andbull; staggered removal of tariffs on 96% of New Zealand exports; andbull; rules to determine Mauritania and Senegal signed a one-year fishery agreement, under which 300 permits will be issued to Senegalese fishermen working in Mauritanian waters. The agreement was concluded in the Mauritanian capital Noakchott by Mauritanian Fishing Minister Assane On February 26, 2008, the Parliament of Estonia approved amendments to the nation's Alcohol Act that introduce time restrictions on the sale of alcoholic beverages. According to the new law, alcohol can be purchased only between The Seoul Central District Court banned 13 former executives of Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction Company from working for the rival company, STX Heavy Industries Company, for from one to three years. Six of the executives On February 26, 2008, the European Commission, the European Union's main antitrust law enforcer, imposed new fines of 899 million (about US$1.364 billion) on Microsoft for failing to comply with the Commission's decision against the company The presidents of the five Central American republics that make up the Central American Integration System (SICA) signed an agreement in Guatemala City, on December 12, 2007, on the establishment of a customs union to create Following negotiations that began in 2005, on December 18, 2007, in Montevideo, Uruguay, the member states of MERCOSUR, the trade bloc that comprises Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay, signed a trade agreement with Israel, the first On January 15, the United States Supreme Court ruled that private persons may not maintain lawsuits under section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (1934 Act) against persons who participated in arrangements facilitating securities Delegations representing Mercosur and Israel held meetings in Geneva to negotiate a free trade accord that can be signed in early 2008. It will be the first accord signed between the bloc and a country outside The Hong Kong Government has proposed an amendment to the Buildings Ordinance to introduce a system for the approval of minor works. Currently all building works (regardless of complexity) are subject to the same procedures. Under... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Dec 2007 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540113_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada; European Union: Trade Dispute over Seals http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540112_text Commerce - In April 2014, the European Parliament adopted a proposal for a Directive regulating various aspects of actions for damages suffered by victims of antitrust violations. The European Commission initially proposed the Directive in June 2013. On July 31, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for the Protection of Literature and of Authors in Israel (Temporary Provision), 5773-2013 ([in Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The The Tel Aviv District Court recently rejected a petition brought by an operator of pornographic websites for an injunction against a credit card company (the respondent), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables On December 6, 2011, parallel to the United States Department of Justice's announcement that it will examine possible collusion between Apple Incorporated and five international publishing houses, the European Commission initiated its own investigation proceedings of On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Within the next two years, Nicaragua expects to draft and approve a new Commercial Code. The Consejo Superio de la Empresa Privada (COSEP) [Superior Council for Private Enterprise] and President Daniel Ortega's administration are planning to The French Parliament recently adopted Law 2011-590 of May 26, 2011, on the price of digital books (Loi nanddeg; 2011-590 du 26 mai 2011 relative au prix du livre num;rique, LEGIFRANCE (last visited July 1, On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the On December 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Public Tenders Duty Law, 5752-1992. The Law imposes an obligation on the government and its agencies to advertise a public tender that will It was reported on January 3, 2011, that the Cape Verdean Council of Ministers (Cabinet) approved a new decree-law that will regulate the services sector of the country. The statute is expected to expedite services and On June 17, 2010, the Council of Ministers of Cape Verde approved the drafts of three bills granting legislative authorization to the government for the creation of the International Business Center of Cape Verde, creating a The Romanian Senate adopted a bill on public-private partnerships on May 5, 2010. The legislation, passed by a unanimous vote, seeks to streamline procedures by "regulating the design, financing, construction, operation, rehabilitation, development and transfer of On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. On April 19, 2010, the European Union adopted new, revised antitrust rules (a Regulation and Guidelines) for so-called vertical agreements, that is, supply and distribution agreements. Vertical agreements raise antitrust issues by limiting competition when an On April 16, 2010, Taiwan's Legislative Yuan adopted the Statute for Industrial Innovation, which will take the place of the expired Statute for Upgrading Industries. Under the new law, the government will be able to encourage On September 17, 2009, President Alan Garcia P;rez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29408, declaring tourism to be of national interest and a priority policy of the state for the development of the country. Two national laws were amended this year to protect the technology and trade secrets of firms in Japan. The amendment of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 30 of On June 23, 2009, the Gambian National Assembly passed the Hoarding Prohibition Bill of 2009, a law that seeks to put an end to the practice by some businessmen of hoarding essential commodities to create artificial The World Trade Organization has recently posted on its website an interactive map that depicts disputes between its member states. The top of the webpage shows a list of highlight-able choices among types of member-state involvement On May 12, 2009, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued a ruling on two cases dealing with the question of whether Italian and German legislation stipulating that only pharmacists have the right to own and On April 27, 2009, China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), the Ministry of Finance, and the National Certification and Accreditation Administration (which is under the AQSIQ) issued the "Announcement on Adjusting Requirements On February 1, 2009, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued new Measures on the Administration of Registration of Contracts for the Import and Export of Technology, to take effect On February 1, 2009, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued new Administrative Measures on Technology Prohibited or Restricted from Import, in 21 articles. The Measures will enter into effect The World Trade Organization recently published a collection of papers based on a conference, "Multilateralizing Regionalism," held from September 10-12, 2007. The papers were later revised in consultation with trade scholars and analysts and members of On February 9, 2009, in a move aimed at combating rising unemployment, Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) launched the New Store Major Subsidy Plan for persons seeking to establish their own franchise or chain store On December 25, 2008, Vietnam and Japan concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement; it is expected to come into effect early in 2009, following ratification by each party. It was signed in Tokyo by the Minister for On December 12, 2008, the China Maritime Safety Administration (CMSA) issued Interim Measures on Supervision and Administration of Direct Shipping Vessels across the Taiwan Straits (the Measures). Designed to promote the recently approved, direct trade between As of December 1, 2008, a new set of rules pertaining to taxable and duty-free imports within the European Union will enter into force, replacing rules that date back to 1969. The new rules are expected As of November 2008, a free trade agreement between South Korea and Cambodia will be in effect. According to the Ministry of Strategy and Finance of South Korea, the government in Seoul received notice from the October 14, 2008, was the last day for the application of compensatory quotas that protected the Mexican industry from Chinese competition for a number of years. Effective October 15, 2008, Mexico eliminated compensatory quotas on 749 On September 15, 2008, the Mexican Government published extensive amendments to the rules of procedure that govern the process of review to be carried out by a bi-national panel under On August 26, 2008, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, President Jos; Manuel Zelaya Rosales signed an agreement making Honduras a member of the international cooperation organization ALBA, whose acronym in English stands for the Bolivarian Alternative for the It was reported on August 17, 2008, that the Maltese government has been accused of concealing its true export figures of bluefin tuna, amounting to an alleged discrepancy in value of over 100 million (approximately US$147 On August 1, 2008, the Chinese Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) entered into force. The law, dubbed ";the constitution for the market economy,"; was promulgated by the Standing Committee On April 7, 2008, New Zealand and China signed a free trade agreement (FTA). The FTA covers: andbull; staggered removal of tariffs on 96% of New Zealand exports; andbull; rules to determine Mauritania and Senegal signed a one-year fishery agreement, under which 300 permits will be issued to Senegalese fishermen working in Mauritanian waters. The agreement was concluded in the Mauritanian capital Noakchott by Mauritanian Fishing Minister Assane On February 26, 2008, the Parliament of Estonia approved amendments to the nation's Alcohol Act that introduce time restrictions on the sale of alcoholic beverages. According to the new law, alcohol can be purchased only between The Seoul Central District Court banned 13 former executives of Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction Company from working for the rival company, STX Heavy Industries Company, for from one to three years. Six of the executives On February 26, 2008, the European Commission, the European Union's main antitrust law enforcer, imposed new fines of 899 million (about US$1.364 billion) on Microsoft for failing to comply with the Commission's decision against the company The presidents of the five Central American republics that make up the Central American Integration System (SICA) signed an agreement in Guatemala City, on December 12, 2007, on the establishment of a customs union to create Following negotiations that began in 2005, on December 18, 2007, in Montevideo, Uruguay, the member states of MERCOSUR, the trade bloc that comprises Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay, signed a trade agreement with Israel, the first On January 15, the United States Supreme Court ruled that private persons may not maintain lawsuits under section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (1934 Act) against persons who participated in arrangements facilitating securities Delegations representing Mercosur and Israel held meetings in Geneva to negotiate a free trade accord that can be signed in early 2008. It will be the first accord signed between the bloc and a country outside The Hong Kong Government has proposed an amendment to the Buildings Ordinance to introduce a system for the approval of minor works. Currently all building works (regardless of complexity) are subject to the same procedures. Under The European Union is the second largest market for seal products originating from Canada. Canada annually exports 12.7 million (about US$18.6 million) worth of seal products to the EU. Only white seal cub furs are prohibited... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Dec 2007 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540112_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union: Introduction of Settlement Procedure for Cartels http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540192_text Commerce - In April 2014, the European Parliament adopted a proposal for a Directive regulating various aspects of actions for damages suffered by victims of antitrust violations. The European Commission initially proposed the Directive in June 2013. On July 31, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for the Protection of Literature and of Authors in Israel (Temporary Provision), 5773-2013 ([in Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The The Tel Aviv District Court recently rejected a petition brought by an operator of pornographic websites for an injunction against a credit card company (the respondent), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables On December 6, 2011, parallel to the United States Department of Justice's announcement that it will examine possible collusion between Apple Incorporated and five international publishing houses, the European Commission initiated its own investigation proceedings of On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Within the next two years, Nicaragua expects to draft and approve a new Commercial Code. The Consejo Superio de la Empresa Privada (COSEP) [Superior Council for Private Enterprise] and President Daniel Ortega's administration are planning to The French Parliament recently adopted Law 2011-590 of May 26, 2011, on the price of digital books (Loi nanddeg; 2011-590 du 26 mai 2011 relative au prix du livre num;rique, LEGIFRANCE (last visited July 1, On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the On December 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Public Tenders Duty Law, 5752-1992. The Law imposes an obligation on the government and its agencies to advertise a public tender that will It was reported on January 3, 2011, that the Cape Verdean Council of Ministers (Cabinet) approved a new decree-law that will regulate the services sector of the country. The statute is expected to expedite services and On June 17, 2010, the Council of Ministers of Cape Verde approved the drafts of three bills granting legislative authorization to the government for the creation of the International Business Center of Cape Verde, creating a The Romanian Senate adopted a bill on public-private partnerships on May 5, 2010. The legislation, passed by a unanimous vote, seeks to streamline procedures by "regulating the design, financing, construction, operation, rehabilitation, development and transfer of On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. On April 19, 2010, the European Union adopted new, revised antitrust rules (a Regulation and Guidelines) for so-called vertical agreements, that is, supply and distribution agreements. Vertical agreements raise antitrust issues by limiting competition when an On April 16, 2010, Taiwan's Legislative Yuan adopted the Statute for Industrial Innovation, which will take the place of the expired Statute for Upgrading Industries. Under the new law, the government will be able to encourage On September 17, 2009, President Alan Garcia P;rez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29408, declaring tourism to be of national interest and a priority policy of the state for the development of the country. Two national laws were amended this year to protect the technology and trade secrets of firms in Japan. The amendment of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 30 of On June 23, 2009, the Gambian National Assembly passed the Hoarding Prohibition Bill of 2009, a law that seeks to put an end to the practice by some businessmen of hoarding essential commodities to create artificial The World Trade Organization has recently posted on its website an interactive map that depicts disputes between its member states. The top of the webpage shows a list of highlight-able choices among types of member-state involvement On May 12, 2009, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued a ruling on two cases dealing with the question of whether Italian and German legislation stipulating that only pharmacists have the right to own and On April 27, 2009, China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), the Ministry of Finance, and the National Certification and Accreditation Administration (which is under the AQSIQ) issued the "Announcement on Adjusting Requirements On February 1, 2009, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued new Measures on the Administration of Registration of Contracts for the Import and Export of Technology, to take effect On February 1, 2009, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued new Administrative Measures on Technology Prohibited or Restricted from Import, in 21 articles. The Measures will enter into effect The World Trade Organization recently published a collection of papers based on a conference, "Multilateralizing Regionalism," held from September 10-12, 2007. The papers were later revised in consultation with trade scholars and analysts and members of On February 9, 2009, in a move aimed at combating rising unemployment, Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) launched the New Store Major Subsidy Plan for persons seeking to establish their own franchise or chain store On December 25, 2008, Vietnam and Japan concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement; it is expected to come into effect early in 2009, following ratification by each party. It was signed in Tokyo by the Minister for On December 12, 2008, the China Maritime Safety Administration (CMSA) issued Interim Measures on Supervision and Administration of Direct Shipping Vessels across the Taiwan Straits (the Measures). Designed to promote the recently approved, direct trade between As of December 1, 2008, a new set of rules pertaining to taxable and duty-free imports within the European Union will enter into force, replacing rules that date back to 1969. The new rules are expected As of November 2008, a free trade agreement between South Korea and Cambodia will be in effect. According to the Ministry of Strategy and Finance of South Korea, the government in Seoul received notice from the October 14, 2008, was the last day for the application of compensatory quotas that protected the Mexican industry from Chinese competition for a number of years. Effective October 15, 2008, Mexico eliminated compensatory quotas on 749 On September 15, 2008, the Mexican Government published extensive amendments to the rules of procedure that govern the process of review to be carried out by a bi-national panel under On August 26, 2008, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, President Jos; Manuel Zelaya Rosales signed an agreement making Honduras a member of the international cooperation organization ALBA, whose acronym in English stands for the Bolivarian Alternative for the It was reported on August 17, 2008, that the Maltese government has been accused of concealing its true export figures of bluefin tuna, amounting to an alleged discrepancy in value of over 100 million (approximately US$147 On August 1, 2008, the Chinese Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) entered into force. The law, dubbed ";the constitution for the market economy,"; was promulgated by the Standing Committee On April 7, 2008, New Zealand and China signed a free trade agreement (FTA). The FTA covers: andbull; staggered removal of tariffs on 96% of New Zealand exports; andbull; rules to determine Mauritania and Senegal signed a one-year fishery agreement, under which 300 permits will be issued to Senegalese fishermen working in Mauritanian waters. The agreement was concluded in the Mauritanian capital Noakchott by Mauritanian Fishing Minister Assane On February 26, 2008, the Parliament of Estonia approved amendments to the nation's Alcohol Act that introduce time restrictions on the sale of alcoholic beverages. According to the new law, alcohol can be purchased only between The Seoul Central District Court banned 13 former executives of Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction Company from working for the rival company, STX Heavy Industries Company, for from one to three years. Six of the executives On February 26, 2008, the European Commission, the European Union's main antitrust law enforcer, imposed new fines of 899 million (about US$1.364 billion) on Microsoft for failing to comply with the Commission's decision against the company The presidents of the five Central American republics that make up the Central American Integration System (SICA) signed an agreement in Guatemala City, on December 12, 2007, on the establishment of a customs union to create Following negotiations that began in 2005, on December 18, 2007, in Montevideo, Uruguay, the member states of MERCOSUR, the trade bloc that comprises Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay, signed a trade agreement with Israel, the first On January 15, the United States Supreme Court ruled that private persons may not maintain lawsuits under section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (1934 Act) against persons who participated in arrangements facilitating securities Delegations representing Mercosur and Israel held meetings in Geneva to negotiate a free trade accord that can be signed in early 2008. It will be the first accord signed between the bloc and a country outside The Hong Kong Government has proposed an amendment to the Buildings Ordinance to introduce a system for the approval of minor works. Currently all building works (regardless of complexity) are subject to the same procedures. Under The European Union is the second largest market for seal products originating from Canada. Canada annually exports 12.7 million (about US$18.6 million) worth of seal products to the EU. Only white seal cub furs are prohibited The European Commission has recently proposed two legislative measures that call for settlement of cartel cases in which the parties involved admit their involvement in the cartel and liability but also agree to follow an expedited... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 Nov 2007 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540192_text Global Legal Monitor: China: No Foreign On-Site Export Control Investigation http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540191_text Commerce - In April 2014, the European Parliament adopted a proposal for a Directive regulating various aspects of actions for damages suffered by victims of antitrust violations. The European Commission initially proposed the Directive in June 2013. On July 31, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for the Protection of Literature and of Authors in Israel (Temporary Provision), 5773-2013 ([in Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The The Tel Aviv District Court recently rejected a petition brought by an operator of pornographic websites for an injunction against a credit card company (the respondent), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables On December 6, 2011, parallel to the United States Department of Justice's announcement that it will examine possible collusion between Apple Incorporated and five international publishing houses, the European Commission initiated its own investigation proceedings of On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Within the next two years, Nicaragua expects to draft and approve a new Commercial Code. The Consejo Superio de la Empresa Privada (COSEP) [Superior Council for Private Enterprise] and President Daniel Ortega's administration are planning to The French Parliament recently adopted Law 2011-590 of May 26, 2011, on the price of digital books (Loi nanddeg; 2011-590 du 26 mai 2011 relative au prix du livre num;rique, LEGIFRANCE (last visited July 1, On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the On December 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Public Tenders Duty Law, 5752-1992. The Law imposes an obligation on the government and its agencies to advertise a public tender that will It was reported on January 3, 2011, that the Cape Verdean Council of Ministers (Cabinet) approved a new decree-law that will regulate the services sector of the country. The statute is expected to expedite services and On June 17, 2010, the Council of Ministers of Cape Verde approved the drafts of three bills granting legislative authorization to the government for the creation of the International Business Center of Cape Verde, creating a The Romanian Senate adopted a bill on public-private partnerships on May 5, 2010. The legislation, passed by a unanimous vote, seeks to streamline procedures by "regulating the design, financing, construction, operation, rehabilitation, development and transfer of On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. On April 19, 2010, the European Union adopted new, revised antitrust rules (a Regulation and Guidelines) for so-called vertical agreements, that is, supply and distribution agreements. Vertical agreements raise antitrust issues by limiting competition when an On April 16, 2010, Taiwan's Legislative Yuan adopted the Statute for Industrial Innovation, which will take the place of the expired Statute for Upgrading Industries. Under the new law, the government will be able to encourage On September 17, 2009, President Alan Garcia P;rez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29408, declaring tourism to be of national interest and a priority policy of the state for the development of the country. Two national laws were amended this year to protect the technology and trade secrets of firms in Japan. The amendment of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 30 of On June 23, 2009, the Gambian National Assembly passed the Hoarding Prohibition Bill of 2009, a law that seeks to put an end to the practice by some businessmen of hoarding essential commodities to create artificial The World Trade Organization has recently posted on its website an interactive map that depicts disputes between its member states. The top of the webpage shows a list of highlight-able choices among types of member-state involvement On May 12, 2009, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued a ruling on two cases dealing with the question of whether Italian and German legislation stipulating that only pharmacists have the right to own and On April 27, 2009, China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), the Ministry of Finance, and the National Certification and Accreditation Administration (which is under the AQSIQ) issued the "Announcement on Adjusting Requirements On February 1, 2009, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued new Measures on the Administration of Registration of Contracts for the Import and Export of Technology, to take effect On February 1, 2009, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued new Administrative Measures on Technology Prohibited or Restricted from Import, in 21 articles. The Measures will enter into effect The World Trade Organization recently published a collection of papers based on a conference, "Multilateralizing Regionalism," held from September 10-12, 2007. The papers were later revised in consultation with trade scholars and analysts and members of On February 9, 2009, in a move aimed at combating rising unemployment, Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) launched the New Store Major Subsidy Plan for persons seeking to establish their own franchise or chain store On December 25, 2008, Vietnam and Japan concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement; it is expected to come into effect early in 2009, following ratification by each party. It was signed in Tokyo by the Minister for On December 12, 2008, the China Maritime Safety Administration (CMSA) issued Interim Measures on Supervision and Administration of Direct Shipping Vessels across the Taiwan Straits (the Measures). Designed to promote the recently approved, direct trade between As of December 1, 2008, a new set of rules pertaining to taxable and duty-free imports within the European Union will enter into force, replacing rules that date back to 1969. The new rules are expected As of November 2008, a free trade agreement between South Korea and Cambodia will be in effect. According to the Ministry of Strategy and Finance of South Korea, the government in Seoul received notice from the October 14, 2008, was the last day for the application of compensatory quotas that protected the Mexican industry from Chinese competition for a number of years. Effective October 15, 2008, Mexico eliminated compensatory quotas on 749 On September 15, 2008, the Mexican Government published extensive amendments to the rules of procedure that govern the process of review to be carried out by a bi-national panel under On August 26, 2008, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, President Jos; Manuel Zelaya Rosales signed an agreement making Honduras a member of the international cooperation organization ALBA, whose acronym in English stands for the Bolivarian Alternative for the It was reported on August 17, 2008, that the Maltese government has been accused of concealing its true export figures of bluefin tuna, amounting to an alleged discrepancy in value of over 100 million (approximately US$147 On August 1, 2008, the Chinese Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) entered into force. The law, dubbed ";the constitution for the market economy,"; was promulgated by the Standing Committee On April 7, 2008, New Zealand and China signed a free trade agreement (FTA). The FTA covers: andbull; staggered removal of tariffs on 96% of New Zealand exports; andbull; rules to determine Mauritania and Senegal signed a one-year fishery agreement, under which 300 permits will be issued to Senegalese fishermen working in Mauritanian waters. The agreement was concluded in the Mauritanian capital Noakchott by Mauritanian Fishing Minister Assane On February 26, 2008, the Parliament of Estonia approved amendments to the nation's Alcohol Act that introduce time restrictions on the sale of alcoholic beverages. According to the new law, alcohol can be purchased only between The Seoul Central District Court banned 13 former executives of Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction Company from working for the rival company, STX Heavy Industries Company, for from one to three years. Six of the executives On February 26, 2008, the European Commission, the European Union's main antitrust law enforcer, imposed new fines of 899 million (about US$1.364 billion) on Microsoft for failing to comply with the Commission's decision against the company The presidents of the five Central American republics that make up the Central American Integration System (SICA) signed an agreement in Guatemala City, on December 12, 2007, on the establishment of a customs union to create Following negotiations that began in 2005, on December 18, 2007, in Montevideo, Uruguay, the member states of MERCOSUR, the trade bloc that comprises Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay, signed a trade agreement with Israel, the first On January 15, the United States Supreme Court ruled that private persons may not maintain lawsuits under section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (1934 Act) against persons who participated in arrangements facilitating securities Delegations representing Mercosur and Israel held meetings in Geneva to negotiate a free trade accord that can be signed in early 2008. It will be the first accord signed between the bloc and a country outside The Hong Kong Government has proposed an amendment to the Buildings Ordinance to introduce a system for the approval of minor works. Currently all building works (regardless of complexity) are subject to the same procedures. Under The European Union is the second largest market for seal products originating from Canada. Canada annually exports 12.7 million (about US$18.6 million) worth of seal products to the EU. Only white seal cub furs are prohibited The European Commission has recently proposed two legislative measures that call for settlement of cartel cases in which the parties involved admit their involvement in the cartel and liability but also agree to follow an expedited On September 11, 2007, China's Ministry of Commerce (MOC) issued a public announcement to reiterate that without the MOC's approval, "no enterprise or public institution registered in China shall promise to accept or accept any on-site... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 Nov 2007 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540191_text Global Legal Monitor: Vietnam: Pharmaceutical Price Controls http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540194_text Commerce - In April 2014, the European Parliament adopted a proposal for a Directive regulating various aspects of actions for damages suffered by victims of antitrust violations. The European Commission initially proposed the Directive in June 2013. On July 31, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for the Protection of Literature and of Authors in Israel (Temporary Provision), 5773-2013 ([in Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The The Tel Aviv District Court recently rejected a petition brought by an operator of pornographic websites for an injunction against a credit card company (the respondent), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables On December 6, 2011, parallel to the United States Department of Justice's announcement that it will examine possible collusion between Apple Incorporated and five international publishing houses, the European Commission initiated its own investigation proceedings of On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Within the next two years, Nicaragua expects to draft and approve a new Commercial Code. The Consejo Superio de la Empresa Privada (COSEP) [Superior Council for Private Enterprise] and President Daniel Ortega's administration are planning to The French Parliament recently adopted Law 2011-590 of May 26, 2011, on the price of digital books (Loi nanddeg; 2011-590 du 26 mai 2011 relative au prix du livre num;rique, LEGIFRANCE (last visited July 1, On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the On December 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Public Tenders Duty Law, 5752-1992. The Law imposes an obligation on the government and its agencies to advertise a public tender that will It was reported on January 3, 2011, that the Cape Verdean Council of Ministers (Cabinet) approved a new decree-law that will regulate the services sector of the country. The statute is expected to expedite services and On June 17, 2010, the Council of Ministers of Cape Verde approved the drafts of three bills granting legislative authorization to the government for the creation of the International Business Center of Cape Verde, creating a The Romanian Senate adopted a bill on public-private partnerships on May 5, 2010. The legislation, passed by a unanimous vote, seeks to streamline procedures by "regulating the design, financing, construction, operation, rehabilitation, development and transfer of On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. On April 19, 2010, the European Union adopted new, revised antitrust rules (a Regulation and Guidelines) for so-called vertical agreements, that is, supply and distribution agreements. Vertical agreements raise antitrust issues by limiting competition when an On April 16, 2010, Taiwan's Legislative Yuan adopted the Statute for Industrial Innovation, which will take the place of the expired Statute for Upgrading Industries. Under the new law, the government will be able to encourage On September 17, 2009, President Alan Garcia P;rez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29408, declaring tourism to be of national interest and a priority policy of the state for the development of the country. Two national laws were amended this year to protect the technology and trade secrets of firms in Japan. The amendment of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 30 of On June 23, 2009, the Gambian National Assembly passed the Hoarding Prohibition Bill of 2009, a law that seeks to put an end to the practice by some businessmen of hoarding essential commodities to create artificial The World Trade Organization has recently posted on its website an interactive map that depicts disputes between its member states. The top of the webpage shows a list of highlight-able choices among types of member-state involvement On May 12, 2009, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued a ruling on two cases dealing with the question of whether Italian and German legislation stipulating that only pharmacists have the right to own and On April 27, 2009, China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), the Ministry of Finance, and the National Certification and Accreditation Administration (which is under the AQSIQ) issued the "Announcement on Adjusting Requirements On February 1, 2009, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued new Measures on the Administration of Registration of Contracts for the Import and Export of Technology, to take effect On February 1, 2009, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued new Administrative Measures on Technology Prohibited or Restricted from Import, in 21 articles. The Measures will enter into effect The World Trade Organization recently published a collection of papers based on a conference, "Multilateralizing Regionalism," held from September 10-12, 2007. The papers were later revised in consultation with trade scholars and analysts and members of On February 9, 2009, in a move aimed at combating rising unemployment, Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) launched the New Store Major Subsidy Plan for persons seeking to establish their own franchise or chain store On December 25, 2008, Vietnam and Japan concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement; it is expected to come into effect early in 2009, following ratification by each party. It was signed in Tokyo by the Minister for On December 12, 2008, the China Maritime Safety Administration (CMSA) issued Interim Measures on Supervision and Administration of Direct Shipping Vessels across the Taiwan Straits (the Measures). Designed to promote the recently approved, direct trade between As of December 1, 2008, a new set of rules pertaining to taxable and duty-free imports within the European Union will enter into force, replacing rules that date back to 1969. The new rules are expected As of November 2008, a free trade agreement between South Korea and Cambodia will be in effect. According to the Ministry of Strategy and Finance of South Korea, the government in Seoul received notice from the October 14, 2008, was the last day for the application of compensatory quotas that protected the Mexican industry from Chinese competition for a number of years. Effective October 15, 2008, Mexico eliminated compensatory quotas on 749 On September 15, 2008, the Mexican Government published extensive amendments to the rules of procedure that govern the process of review to be carried out by a bi-national panel under On August 26, 2008, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, President Jos; Manuel Zelaya Rosales signed an agreement making Honduras a member of the international cooperation organization ALBA, whose acronym in English stands for the Bolivarian Alternative for the It was reported on August 17, 2008, that the Maltese government has been accused of concealing its true export figures of bluefin tuna, amounting to an alleged discrepancy in value of over 100 million (approximately US$147 On August 1, 2008, the Chinese Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) entered into force. The law, dubbed ";the constitution for the market economy,"; was promulgated by the Standing Committee On April 7, 2008, New Zealand and China signed a free trade agreement (FTA). The FTA covers: andbull; staggered removal of tariffs on 96% of New Zealand exports; andbull; rules to determine Mauritania and Senegal signed a one-year fishery agreement, under which 300 permits will be issued to Senegalese fishermen working in Mauritanian waters. The agreement was concluded in the Mauritanian capital Noakchott by Mauritanian Fishing Minister Assane On February 26, 2008, the Parliament of Estonia approved amendments to the nation's Alcohol Act that introduce time restrictions on the sale of alcoholic beverages. According to the new law, alcohol can be purchased only between The Seoul Central District Court banned 13 former executives of Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction Company from working for the rival company, STX Heavy Industries Company, for from one to three years. Six of the executives On February 26, 2008, the European Commission, the European Union's main antitrust law enforcer, imposed new fines of 899 million (about US$1.364 billion) on Microsoft for failing to comply with the Commission's decision against the company The presidents of the five Central American republics that make up the Central American Integration System (SICA) signed an agreement in Guatemala City, on December 12, 2007, on the establishment of a customs union to create Following negotiations that began in 2005, on December 18, 2007, in Montevideo, Uruguay, the member states of MERCOSUR, the trade bloc that comprises Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay, signed a trade agreement with Israel, the first On January 15, the United States Supreme Court ruled that private persons may not maintain lawsuits under section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (1934 Act) against persons who participated in arrangements facilitating securities Delegations representing Mercosur and Israel held meetings in Geneva to negotiate a free trade accord that can be signed in early 2008. It will be the first accord signed between the bloc and a country outside The Hong Kong Government has proposed an amendment to the Buildings Ordinance to introduce a system for the approval of minor works. Currently all building works (regardless of complexity) are subject to the same procedures. Under The European Union is the second largest market for seal products originating from Canada. Canada annually exports 12.7 million (about US$18.6 million) worth of seal products to the EU. Only white seal cub furs are prohibited The European Commission has recently proposed two legislative measures that call for settlement of cartel cases in which the parties involved admit their involvement in the cartel and liability but also agree to follow an expedited On September 11, 2007, China's Ministry of Commerce (MOC) issued a public announcement to reiterate that without the MOC's approval, "no enterprise or public institution registered in China shall promise to accept or accept any on-site On September 7, 2007, the Ministry of Health (MOH) of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) issued a decree on new regulations aimed at stabilizing rising drug prices in the country. Heretofore, the means of enforcing... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 Nov 2007 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540194_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: New Company Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540193_text Commerce - In April 2014, the European Parliament adopted a proposal for a Directive regulating various aspects of actions for damages suffered by victims of antitrust violations. The European Commission initially proposed the Directive in June 2013. On July 31, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for the Protection of Literature and of Authors in Israel (Temporary Provision), 5773-2013 ([in Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The The Tel Aviv District Court recently rejected a petition brought by an operator of pornographic websites for an injunction against a credit card company (the respondent), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables On December 6, 2011, parallel to the United States Department of Justice's announcement that it will examine possible collusion between Apple Incorporated and five international publishing houses, the European Commission initiated its own investigation proceedings of On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Within the next two years, Nicaragua expects to draft and approve a new Commercial Code. The Consejo Superio de la Empresa Privada (COSEP) [Superior Council for Private Enterprise] and President Daniel Ortega's administration are planning to The French Parliament recently adopted Law 2011-590 of May 26, 2011, on the price of digital books (Loi nanddeg; 2011-590 du 26 mai 2011 relative au prix du livre num;rique, LEGIFRANCE (last visited July 1, On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the On December 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Public Tenders Duty Law, 5752-1992. The Law imposes an obligation on the government and its agencies to advertise a public tender that will It was reported on January 3, 2011, that the Cape Verdean Council of Ministers (Cabinet) approved a new decree-law that will regulate the services sector of the country. The statute is expected to expedite services and On June 17, 2010, the Council of Ministers of Cape Verde approved the drafts of three bills granting legislative authorization to the government for the creation of the International Business Center of Cape Verde, creating a The Romanian Senate adopted a bill on public-private partnerships on May 5, 2010. The legislation, passed by a unanimous vote, seeks to streamline procedures by "regulating the design, financing, construction, operation, rehabilitation, development and transfer of On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. On April 19, 2010, the European Union adopted new, revised antitrust rules (a Regulation and Guidelines) for so-called vertical agreements, that is, supply and distribution agreements. Vertical agreements raise antitrust issues by limiting competition when an On April 16, 2010, Taiwan's Legislative Yuan adopted the Statute for Industrial Innovation, which will take the place of the expired Statute for Upgrading Industries. Under the new law, the government will be able to encourage On September 17, 2009, President Alan Garcia P;rez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29408, declaring tourism to be of national interest and a priority policy of the state for the development of the country. Two national laws were amended this year to protect the technology and trade secrets of firms in Japan. The amendment of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 30 of On June 23, 2009, the Gambian National Assembly passed the Hoarding Prohibition Bill of 2009, a law that seeks to put an end to the practice by some businessmen of hoarding essential commodities to create artificial The World Trade Organization has recently posted on its website an interactive map that depicts disputes between its member states. The top of the webpage shows a list of highlight-able choices among types of member-state involvement On May 12, 2009, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued a ruling on two cases dealing with the question of whether Italian and German legislation stipulating that only pharmacists have the right to own and On April 27, 2009, China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), the Ministry of Finance, and the National Certification and Accreditation Administration (which is under the AQSIQ) issued the "Announcement on Adjusting Requirements On February 1, 2009, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued new Measures on the Administration of Registration of Contracts for the Import and Export of Technology, to take effect On February 1, 2009, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued new Administrative Measures on Technology Prohibited or Restricted from Import, in 21 articles. The Measures will enter into effect The World Trade Organization recently published a collection of papers based on a conference, "Multilateralizing Regionalism," held from September 10-12, 2007. The papers were later revised in consultation with trade scholars and analysts and members of On February 9, 2009, in a move aimed at combating rising unemployment, Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) launched the New Store Major Subsidy Plan for persons seeking to establish their own franchise or chain store On December 25, 2008, Vietnam and Japan concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement; it is expected to come into effect early in 2009, following ratification by each party. It was signed in Tokyo by the Minister for On December 12, 2008, the China Maritime Safety Administration (CMSA) issued Interim Measures on Supervision and Administration of Direct Shipping Vessels across the Taiwan Straits (the Measures). Designed to promote the recently approved, direct trade between As of December 1, 2008, a new set of rules pertaining to taxable and duty-free imports within the European Union will enter into force, replacing rules that date back to 1969. The new rules are expected As of November 2008, a free trade agreement between South Korea and Cambodia will be in effect. According to the Ministry of Strategy and Finance of South Korea, the government in Seoul received notice from the October 14, 2008, was the last day for the application of compensatory quotas that protected the Mexican industry from Chinese competition for a number of years. Effective October 15, 2008, Mexico eliminated compensatory quotas on 749 On September 15, 2008, the Mexican Government published extensive amendments to the rules of procedure that govern the process of review to be carried out by a bi-national panel under On August 26, 2008, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, President Jos; Manuel Zelaya Rosales signed an agreement making Honduras a member of the international cooperation organization ALBA, whose acronym in English stands for the Bolivarian Alternative for the It was reported on August 17, 2008, that the Maltese government has been accused of concealing its true export figures of bluefin tuna, amounting to an alleged discrepancy in value of over 100 million (approximately US$147 On August 1, 2008, the Chinese Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) entered into force. The law, dubbed ";the constitution for the market economy,"; was promulgated by the Standing Committee On April 7, 2008, New Zealand and China signed a free trade agreement (FTA). The FTA covers: andbull; staggered removal of tariffs on 96% of New Zealand exports; andbull; rules to determine Mauritania and Senegal signed a one-year fishery agreement, under which 300 permits will be issued to Senegalese fishermen working in Mauritanian waters. The agreement was concluded in the Mauritanian capital Noakchott by Mauritanian Fishing Minister Assane On February 26, 2008, the Parliament of Estonia approved amendments to the nation's Alcohol Act that introduce time restrictions on the sale of alcoholic beverages. According to the new law, alcohol can be purchased only between The Seoul Central District Court banned 13 former executives of Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction Company from working for the rival company, STX Heavy Industries Company, for from one to three years. Six of the executives On February 26, 2008, the European Commission, the European Union's main antitrust law enforcer, imposed new fines of 899 million (about US$1.364 billion) on Microsoft for failing to comply with the Commission's decision against the company The presidents of the five Central American republics that make up the Central American Integration System (SICA) signed an agreement in Guatemala City, on December 12, 2007, on the establishment of a customs union to create Following negotiations that began in 2005, on December 18, 2007, in Montevideo, Uruguay, the member states of MERCOSUR, the trade bloc that comprises Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay, signed a trade agreement with Israel, the first On January 15, the United States Supreme Court ruled that private persons may not maintain lawsuits under section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (1934 Act) against persons who participated in arrangements facilitating securities Delegations representing Mercosur and Israel held meetings in Geneva to negotiate a free trade accord that can be signed in early 2008. It will be the first accord signed between the bloc and a country outside The Hong Kong Government has proposed an amendment to the Buildings Ordinance to introduce a system for the approval of minor works. Currently all building works (regardless of complexity) are subject to the same procedures. Under The European Union is the second largest market for seal products originating from Canada. Canada annually exports 12.7 million (about US$18.6 million) worth of seal products to the EU. Only white seal cub furs are prohibited The European Commission has recently proposed two legislative measures that call for settlement of cartel cases in which the parties involved admit their involvement in the cartel and liability but also agree to follow an expedited On September 11, 2007, China's Ministry of Commerce (MOC) issued a public announcement to reiterate that without the MOC's approval, "no enterprise or public institution registered in China shall promise to accept or accept any on-site On September 7, 2007, the Ministry of Health (MOH) of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) issued a decree on new regulations aimed at stabilizing rising drug prices in the country. Heretofore, the means of enforcing According to the INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL LAW REVIEW, in August 2007 a new Company Law (Law 40/2007), on limited liability companies, was signed into law in Indonesia. The Law prescribes that the takeover or acquisition of a... 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