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International Trade

25 September 2020
Stuart Seidel United Kingdom takes major step towards membership of Trans-Pacific free trade area

United Kingdom - Baker McKenzie

The Department for International Trade recently announced that the United Kingdom has taken a major step in the process of joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, one of the world's largest and most dynamic free trade areas. The partnership includes ambitious agreements on digital trade, data, financial, professional and business services, all of which are areas where the United Kingdom is a global leader and stands to benefit from more trade.

Author: Stuart Seidel
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Anthony V Lupo Goods from China under heavy forced labour scrutiny

USA - Arent Fox LLP

The Department of Homeland Security through US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently issued new withhold release orders (WROs) aimed at entities involved in the import, downstream manufacturing or sale of certain apparel, cotton, hair products and computer parts. As the WROs were backdated, they may adversely affect merchandise that is currently being shipped to the United States or which is already in CBP's custody.

Authors: Anthony V Lupo, David R Hamill, David Salkeld, Natan Tubman
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Anthony V Lupo Sanctions on Chinese apparel companies for forced labour hit retail supply chains

USA - Arent Fox LLP

Authors: Anthony V Lupo, Kay C Georgi, David Salkeld, Matthew Tuchband

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