|After the UK Brexit referendum of 23 June the implications on the political, economic and legal relations between the UK and the EU have been discussed from many angles. But what about...|
No EU Regulation for "Made In" Labelling in Sight - Commission Set to Withdraw Proposal
First, the Commission believes that the proposal is inconsistent with the EU's WTO obligations following the Appellate Body's decision in the U.S. Certain Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) dispute (WT/DS384). This is principally because the proposed regulation, which would apply its mandatory labelling requirement only to imported goods, arguably provides less favourable treatment to imported products than to domestically produced EU products. Second, the EU Council has been unable to agree on the desirability of such mandatory labelling. More free-trade-oriented Member States, such as the UK and the Scandinavian countries, oppose the proposal, whereas more protectionist Member States, such as France and the Mediterranean countries, favour the proposal.
The Commission's decision means that it is unlikely the EU will have mandatory origin labelling in the near future. The EU today subjects only a small number of agricultural products (e.g., beef, veal, honey, olive oil and fruit) to harmonised compulsory origin labelling. Individual EU Member States can regulate the labelling of other products on a national level. This heterogeneous legal framework means that some Member States impose conditions on origin marking while others do not.
The Department of Energy (DOE) recently published its revised Part 810 Guidance on compliance with the amended Part 810 Regulations on nuclear export controls (10 C.F.R. Part 810). The 2015 ...24 June 2016
FinCEN Designates North Korea as a Jurisdiction of Primary Money Laundering Concern, Triggering Additional Due Diligence Requirements for Financial Institutions
Pursuant to the North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act of 2016’s requirement that the Secretary of the Treasury determine whether North Korea is a jurisdiction of...16 June 2016