Wednesday, October 22, 2014

European Commission Backs Seven Biofuel Certifying Schemes to Ensure Sustainability

To ensure that production and supply chains for biofuels both inside and outside the European Union conform to EU sustainability criteria, the European Commission July 19 approved seven certification schemes that will be recognized throughout the 27 EU member states…

U.S., EU Fault Chinese Move to Add to Tight Export Quotas on Rare Earths

The United States and the European Union both criticized China’s July 14 announcement regarding new export quotas on rare earths, arguing the quotas will further reduce China’s already restrictive access to minerals used in a variety of high-tech products…

WTO Appellate Body Sides With China in Challenges to EU Dumping Rules

July 22, 2011 in WTO Reporter

The World Trade Organization’s Appellate Body sided with China July 15 in its challenge to European Union antidumping rules targeting imports from China and other countries deemed to have non-market economies…

ANALYSIS: Hong Kong Data Privacy Reform Legislation Calls For New Offences, Controls On Marketing

Hong Kong’s long-awaited data privacy reforms were put forward this month in the Personal Data (Privacy) (Amendment) Bill 2011, reflecting months of public consultations and the intervention of some high-profile data privacy enforcement actions…

ANALYSIS: UK Privacy ‘Super-Injunctions’ And Anonymity Orders: The Facts Behind The Fuss

The extent to which “super-injunctions” captured the British public’s attention is illustrated not just by the wall-to-wall press coverage they attracted during the first half of this year, but also by the distinction of having their own Wikipedia page entitled “The 2011 British privacy injunctions controversy”…

Eight Banks Fail European Stress Tests, Five in Spain, While Another 16 Barely Pass

Despite financial market expectations that as many as a dozen European banks would fail new bank stress tests conducted by the European Banking Authority over the past four months, results released July 15 indicated that only eight financial institutions did not measure up to a criterion of having 5 percent of their assets as Core Tier 1 capital against a series of negative criteria…

ANALYSIS: Readiness Packages for Financial Instruments Dealers Under Japan’s Financial Instruments and Exchange Law

In previous articles of this series, we have reviewed the various licenses and registrations available for Financial Instruments Businesses under Japan’s Financial Instruments and Exchange Law…