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Deacons | November 2004

The Ministry of Commerce (“MOFCOM”) issued the Measures for Registration for the Record of Foreign Trade Operators on 25 June 2004. The Measures, which entered into effect on 1 July 2004, are based on the revised Foreign Trade Law and specify registration rules applicable to operators of commodity or technology import-export business (“foreign trade operators”) ...

Deacons | October 2004

The Central Government of the People’s Republic of China (“the Mainland”) and the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (“Hong Kong”) reached a further understanding regarding the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement between the Mainland and Hong Kong (“CEPA”) on 27 August 2004 ...

Deacons | October 2004

The State Council published the Decision of the State Council on the Third Batch of Abolished and Adjusted Administrative Examination and Approval Items on 19 May 2004 ...

Deacons | October 2004

The Ministry of Security and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs jointly promulgated the Measures for the Administration of the Examination and Approval of the Permanent Residence in China of Foreigners on 15 August 2004. The Regulations, which entered into effect on the date of promulgation, set forth the conditions upon which foreigners can obtain permanent residence in China. The Measures define permanent residence for foreigners as residence in China that is not subject to a time limit ...

Deacons | October 2004

The State Development and Reform Commission issued the Policies for the Automobile Industry on 21 May 2004. The Policies, which entered into force on 21 May, replace the Policies for the Automobile Industry issued in 1994. The Policies aim to restructure and strengthen the automobile industry in China and also provide guidelines for foreign investment in the industry ...

Deacons | October 2004

The State Council issued the Decision of the State Council on the Reform of the Investment System on 17 July 2004. The Decision introduces a number of significant changes to the regulatory system applicable to investments in China. The key changes are set forth below. Approval and recordal system The Decision abolishes the government examination and approval system for domestic projects which do not require government investment ...

Deacons | October 2004

The State Administration for Industry and Commerce issued the Regulations for the Administration of the Registration of the Business Scope of Enterprises on 14 June 2004. The Regulations, which entered into effect on 1 July 2004, are applicable to enterprises registered inside China. Business scope The Regulations define the term ¡®business scope as the scope of the business activities in which an enterprise engages ...

Deacons | October 2004

The China Insurance Regulatory Commission (“CIRC”) issued the Detailed Implementing Rules for the Regulations of the People's Republic of China for the Administration of Insurance Companies With Foreign Investment on 15 March 2004 ...

Deacons | October 2004

The State Council promulgated the Regulations of the People's Republic of China on Road Transportation on 30 April 2004. The Regulations, which entered into effect on 1 July 2004, are applicable to the road transportation of goods, the road transportation of persons, the operation of road intervals, the repairing of motor vehicles, and the training of motor vehicle drivers. They are not, however, applicable to the urban transportation of persons by bus or taxi ...

Beccar Varela | August 2004

This Newsletter describes the latest developments in Trade and Regulation in the South American region. There is an entire write up on the resolution of controversies within MERCOSUR. Bolivia & Peru have signed a General Agreement of Economic & Social Cooperation & Integration, the details of which are included in the newsletter ...

Pellerano & Herrera | August 2004

This issue has new developments about the Currency Board, savings & loans associations and the Customs Directorate

A&L Goodbody LLP | July 2004

This report provides a comprehensive account of the Government’s Public Capital Program and contains a detailed list of contacts responsible for planning and procuring major infrastructure projects. This report aims to inform the reader about the future opportunities which will flow under the Irish Government’s infrastructure investment program ...

Kocian Solc Balastik | July 2004

This publication includes the latest developments in Trade for the European Union. This issue contains information on takeover bids under company law, abridged registration of pharmaceuticals, fine for cartel of steel producers, free movement of biocides, labeling of foodstuffs, compensation to crime victims and restriction on alcohol advertising for sports events ...

Lavery Lawyers | July 2004

Today, it is easy to find examples where individuals’ assets are threatened due to their professional activities or personal situation. Our governments have also given themselves effective means of tapping into the personal assets of individuals, mainly through the imposition of various directors’ liabilities. Personal liability is also a major concern for anyone who practises a profession where such liability cannot be limited ...

Lavery Lawyers | July 2004

For years now, Canadian residents who own a secondary residence in the United States have been concerned with American estate taxes. This concern comes from the fact that property located in the United States and owned by Canadian residents is subject to American estate taxes upon the owner’s death, taxes which can sometimes reach significant amounts ...

The Income Tax is one of the most important taxes within the national taxation system because the subjects and activities that are affected by it are very wide. The Income Tax is regulated by the Fiscal Equity Law, which is published in the Daily Official Gazette Num. 82, on May 6, 2003. This Law establishes that the tax base to calculate the annual income is the net rent, which is the gross income obtained by the taxpayer minus the deductions authorized by law ...

An effective protection of Intellectual Property Rights. Success is the word that better describes the achievements obtained from the negotiations of CAFTA for the protection of intellectual property rights. Without a doubt, the negotiators that acted on behalf of Nicaragua were exceptional representatives of the needs for a better protection of these rights before evident infractions that have been produced and remain without punishment ...

Nicaragua currently has an exclusive legislation in Intellectual Property, Law num. 380 "Trademarks and other Distinctive signs Law" and its Bylaw (Published in Daily Official Gazette, num. 70 on April 16, 2001; and num. 183 on September 27, 2001). This regulation has been sustained and fortified by the establishment of the necessary mechanisms for the effective protection of the acquired rights, complemented with treaties and international conventions ...

The Fiscal Equity Law, Law Num. 453, published on May 6, 2003, in the Daily Official Gazette Num. 82, establishes that natural persons, artificial persons or economic units, resident or not in the country, who perceive rent originated in Nicaragua are subject to a definite retention ...

Asters | February 2004

1. Introduction With the further globalization of the world financial infrustructure accompanied by the persisting lack of international coordination in fiscal affairs? increasingly the attention of the major developed countries (in particular, such groupings as G 7 and G 10) is turned to the problems of erosion of national tax bases and international tax evasion/avoidance, as well as the role played in it be so-called tax haven ...

Asters | February 2004

On 1 January 2004 Ukraine woke up to the new personal income tax. A development of the previous individual income taxation, this tax is, if anything more sophisticated. Its novelties will have a lasting impact on many of the tax planning strategies involving individuals. Without attempting a comprehensive analysis of the new tax, this article offers an outline of some of its major implications for tax planning. A ...

Haynes and Boone | October 2003

Introduction: On March 4, 2003, the United States Supreme Court issued its unanimous decision, written by Justice John Paul Stevens, regarding the Federal Trademark Dilution Act (“FTDA”) ...

Haynes and Boone | September 2003

International Considerations in Licensing: US Law Issues, Foreign Law Issues and Related Cross-Border Considerations This presentation covers the following: Context: major differences in international licensing, by U.S licensor Protecting intellectual property Selected U.S ...

Haynes and Boone | June 2003

SEC Adopts Final Rules on New Internal Control Reporting Provisions of Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and Exhibit Requirements for CEO/CFO Certifications

Haynes and Boone | May 2003

Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002: SEC Adopts Final Rule to Mandate Electronic Filing and Website Posting for Forms 3, 4 and 5 As required by Section 403 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) has adopted final rules and form amendments mandating the electronic filing, and website posting by issuers with corporate websites, of beneficial ownership reports filed by officers, directors and principal security holders under Section 16(a) of the Securities E

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