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作者: 周杰 钟鑫 虞磊珉 杨晓荃 高醇恺  金杜律师事务所 从近期网上流出的《网络借贷信息中介机构有条件备案试点工作方案》(”《试点方案》“)全文内容来看,监管部门此次就网贷备案试点机构提出了较为严苛的门槛要求。而相关备案前置条件的设置和合规要求的提出,也给备案后网贷机构维持持续运营模式带来了巨大挑战。…
Here’s the reveal: We have no such list. Pretty much every week, someone writes one of our manufacturing lawyers about the following: To ask about a particular overseas manufacturer; To complain about a particular manufacturer and to ask us to tell our blog readers about this company or report them to such and such government or embassy or to ask; and/or To ask us whether we have or know of a list that ranks manufacturers…
Now before anyone starts complaining, the letter grade in the title comes from the Council on Foreign Relations, truly one of the most august foreign relations think tanks in the world. Per Wikipedia: The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), founded in 1921, is a United States nonprofit think tank specializing in U.S. foreign policy and international affairs. It is headquartered in New York City, with an additional office in Washington, D.C. Its membership, which numbers 4,900, has included senior politicians, more than a dozen secretaries of state, CIA directors,…
On April 17, 2019, the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced that it had designated Banco Central de Venezuela (Banco Central), the country’s Central Bank, as subject to U.S. economic sanctions. A current director also was sanctioned; several other Banco Central management and directors previously had been designated for economic sanctions. The designation means that all property and interest in property of Banco Central and the director and any entity that is…
As we have discussed in prior posts, the Trump Administration has threatened since January 2019 to permit claims under Title III of the Helms-Burton Act for “trafficking” in property claimed by Americans and expropriated by Cuba to proceed. Title III has been suspended since the Helms-Burton Act was enacted in 1996. On April 17, 2019, the Trump Administration announced that it will no longer maintain the suspension of Title III. This means that as of…
  In NY N303641, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) discussed the classification of the “Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine.” The imported item is a snow-cone making set for children. It consists of a plastic housing with a metal cylindrical blade. The plastic housing is in the shape of a doghouse and has a closeable chute for the ice shavings to exit the housing. Also included is the Snoopy ice pusher which serves as a plunger to push…
The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) has released its report assessing the likely impact of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) on the U.S. economy as a whole and on specific industry sectors and the interests of U.S. consumers. The report, United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement: Likely Impact on the U.S. Economy and Specific Industry Sectors (Investigation No. TPA-105-003, USITC Publication 4889, April 2019), was prepared at the request of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and required by…
Summary This week was the last plenary session of this Parliament.  The Parliament finalized most of its pending initiatives before the elections in May. We highlight some of these files below. On Tuesday, April 16, the Members of the European Parliament (“MEPs”) debated a report on a proposal for a Regulation amending Regulation No. 469/2009 concerning the supplementary protection certificates (“SPC”) for medicinal products.  The proposed Regulation is intended to benefit EU producers of generic…
Further to our earlier blog post, the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (Autoriteit Financiële Markten, the AFM) has taken national measures mirroring ESMA’s product intervention measures. These measures – included in two separate Decrees, one dealing with binary options and the other with contracts for differences (CFDs) – were published in the Dutch Government Gazette on 17 April 2019 and are effective as of 19 April 2019. The national product intervention measures prohibit binary…

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