Category: International

China’s ‘One Window, One Form’ policy for business registration in full swing

On 28 February 2018, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) and State Administration of Industry and Commerce (SAIC) jointly announced the circular (letter of notice) on the implementation of  ‘One Window, One Form’ Business Registration Filing for Foreign Invested Entities. The circular follows from the 19th People’s Congress plan to further optimise foreign direct investment environment,…

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The Belt and Road Initiative moves into Latin America with China-LAC Santiago Declaration

During the first quarter of 2018, China announced the introduction its Belt and Road initiative in Latin America. This announcement serves to deepen economic and financial cooperation between China and countries where the United States has traditionally had a heavy influence. The declaration, known as the Santiago Declaration, calls for bolstering trade and taking action…

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): application in Europe and the effects across non-European countries

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the new European Union Regulation on data protection and privacy, which came into force on 25 May 2018. The new Regulation 679/2016 has been directly implemented within the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA). The Regulation has the merit to achieve a more harmonious EU relating…

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