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
    • 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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    • Internet Service Providers Are Liable Under Foreign Privacy Law
      Is privacy a basis for Internet Service Provider (ISP) liability, even when the offending material is posted without the ISP's knowledge? A French court has held that it can be. Many European jurisdictions have stronger privacy protection laws than ...

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    • Immunity and the Foreign Sovereign
      While visiting Florida for a seminar, an employee of the Brazilian oil monopoly, Petrobras, negligently injures a Florida resident in an auto accident. The Malaysian government defaults on its contractual obligation to pay a Florida engineering firm ...

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    • Informed Compliance By Importers
      In late 1993, U.S. Customs implemented an action plan that was designed to significantly increase importers' compliance with the nation's trade laws. Customs' action plan consisted of two distinct phases: informed compliance and enforced compliance ...

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    • Japan: U.S. Trade Report FAX: Nov. 1998
      In bilateral talks held throughout October and continuing into November, senior U.S. officials have continued to press Japan to deregulate a wide array of economic sectors. These discussions are largely focused on the package of 270 ...

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    • Customs' Enforcement of U.S. Customs Laws
      (Article appeared in the 1998 Custom House Guide) All Rights Reserved The Customs Code (19 U.S.C. 1646a) and the Customs Regulations (19 CFR 161.1) give Customs officials the authority to supervise the performance of all actions that are required of ...

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    • Don'ts of Exporting
      (Article appeared in the 1996 Official Export Guide) (Article was revised in October 1999) All Rights Reserved. I've seen many articles that deal with what you should do in exporting ("the do's in exporting") , but I can't recall seeing any articles ...

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    • Determining Export License Requirements
      April 1999 All Rights Reserved The need for an export license must be assessed at two different levels. The first level assessment is made based on the nature of the product intended for export. Thanks to a gradual relaxation of traditional ...

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