The vote, by the UK electorate to leave the EU, was just a vote.
With Amazon and Ebay having increased their efforts at bringing in Chinese sellers and with more and more Chinese manufacturers branching out and making their own products, the number of companies contacting our China lawyers about problems with counterfeit products and knockoffs has soared.
So there it is – to no-one’s really very great surprise, the Government consultation document on the simplification of the tax and NI treatment of termination payments turns out not to be about simplification after all, but just a naked tax grab.
On August 19, 2016, the Canada Border Services Agency announced an antidumping investigation against concrete reinforcing bar (also known as rebar) from Republic of Belarus, Chinese Taipei, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, Japan, the Portuguese Republic and the Kingdom of Spain. In 2014, provisional antidumping duties were imposed on rebar from China, Korea and Turkey (and the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) issued an injury determination in 2015).
On July 26th, 2016, the Supreme Court of British Columbia released an interesting decision that addresses questions regarding: (1) the scope of privilege that applies to work done by lawyers in relation to judicial proceedings; and (2) the interpretation of BC’s Privacy Act with respect to the requirements of “wilfulness.”
You are a new company just starting out.
In the face of its recent reorganization and enhanced computer system, it was really only a matter of time before the trade community started to see Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) better organize its enforcement efforts, and now the first tangible step has been publicly disclosed.
Canadian Olympians returning home from the Rio Olympics (or any athletic competition for that matter) do not have to pay customs duties and goods and services tax (“GST”) on their medals.
Use your China contract and China’s sophisticated and fair and relatively cheap (yes, those are the right descriptions) to clarify who owns what in China.
Court Reiterates Threshold for Settlement Approval: Class Counsel Must Lead Substantive Evidence On the Reasonableness of the Settlement
In a recent decision by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Justice Belobaba reiterated the need for parties seeking court approval of a settlement in a class proceeding to provide concrete details and substantive evidence that demonstrates that a settlement in a class proceeding falls within a reasonable range and is in the best interests of the class.