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Germany: Rules for Foreign Investment Control Tightened

(Sept. 16, 2020) On July 17, 2020,  an amendment to the German Foreign Trade and Payments Act (Außenwirtschaftsgesetz, AWG) that lowers the standard for restricting foreign direct investment entered into force. The amendment requires that the investment be “likely to affect” public order or security rather than entail “actual and serious risk,” as the original […]

International: Botswana, Canada Ratify Arms Trade Treaty

(Sept. 17, 2019) In June 2019, Canada and Botswana each ratified the United Nations’ Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), becoming the 103rd and 104th states to join the ATT. The ATT will enter into force for Botswana and Canada in September 2019, 90 days after their ratifications. Botswana will become the 26th African country to join […]