International Law

International law attorneys must be well-versed in cross-border laws and regulations. The rise of globalization has brought unique challenges to those lawyers who represent U.S. interests abroad. Whether your practice involves international M&A developments in China or the increasing opportunities for small businesses in both importing and exporting, FindLaw's Corporate Counsel Center has a library of articles tailored to your client’s legal needs. You can also find information on how to represent your client in overseas prosecution of alleged antitrust violations and a brief summary of the Hague Convention on taking evidence abroad in both civil and commercial ligation.
International Law Articles
    • Bureau of Information and Security Announces Final Penalty Guidance Rule and Deemed Export Violation Settlements
      The Department of Commerce's Bureau of Information and Security ("BIS") recently announced the settlement of two California cases investigated by its Office of Export Enforcement ("OEE") that illustrate the application of its new penalty guidance ...

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    • Quad Officials Discuss Structure of Year 2000 WTO Services Talks
      The Quad countries have begun initial discussions regarding the structure for the next round of WTO services talks. At this time, however, it is not clear whether the Quad officials have agreed on an approach to the negotiations. Some reports say a ...

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    • Other Trade News in Brief
      U.S. government officials have indicated that the first semiannual review of the Japanese film market will be released shortly. This report will be the product of coordination and sharing of information between Kodak and various U.S. agencies ...

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    • Opportunity: Vietnam
      Fall 1998 "The Great Asian Sell-Off is under way. Plunging currencies from Seoul to Bangkok have slashed the values of Asian assets, from factories to office towers. ‘Everything is for sale.'" --From G. Paschal Zachary's report on the bargains now ...

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    • Overview of Current Export Controls
      (Article appeared in the 1998 Official Export Guide) All Rights Reserved Export controls imposed on U.S. exporters by the United States government can take a variety of forms. They can take the form of prohibitions (blockades, embargoes, boycotts ...

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    • Piecing Together the Encryption Puzzle
      No one issue currently galvanizes the Internet community quite so much as the Administration's encryption policy. "Key recovery" has become the mantra of FBI Director Louis B. Freeh, as well as many in Congress. Like the Internet itself, the state ...

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    • Passengers with Disabilities
      The Air Carrier Access Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of handicap in air travel and requires air carriers to accommodate the needs of passengers with disabilities. In 1990 The Department of Transportation issued a rule defining the rights ...

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    • International Trade Regulatory Considerations in Legal Auditing and Due Diligence
      Increased concern about national security has led the U.S. government to more aggressively enforce regulations governing imports, exports, and related areas. This enforcement has resulted in record fines and damaging publicity for leading U.S. and ...

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    • Japan: U.S. Trade Report FAX: Jan. 1999
      Under heavy domestic pressure, the Clinton Administration last week issued a Congressionally mandated "Steel Plan" detailing its efforts to help the U.S. steel industry. The "Steel Plan" did not call for any new sanctions against ...

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    • Japan-U.S. Trade Report FAX
      Since President Clinton's announcement two weeks ago that he was reinstituting Super 301, foreign reaction to the U.S. revival of this unilateral trade measure has been strong. Super 301 allows, and in some circumstances requires, the ...

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