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Showing 3 posts from November 2016.

New Rule: The Fight Against Corruption Speaks French

On November 8, France adopted its new framework legislation against corruption, the Law on Transparency, the Fight against Corruption and Modernization of Economic Life, otherwise called the “Sapin II Law” from the name of its sponsor, Michel Sapin, the French Minister of Finance.  The Sapin II Law elevates French standards to those of the UK, the U.S. and other countries in the international fight for transparency and against corruption; it also represents a strong response to much criticism from the international community for weak domestic enforcement at a time when French companies have received gigantic penalties by U.S. authorities.[1]  Companies with operations in France (as well as French companies operating abroad) will now have to adjust their compliance efforts to take into consideration these new standards. Read More

USCIS Publishes Final Rule For Certain Employment-Based Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visa Programs

On Friday, November 18, 2016, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released the press release below. Read More

EU and Canada Signed Landmark Trade Agreement

While the U.S. was fully immersed in its presidential elections and took distance from the T.T.I.P. (the long-negotiated international trade agreement between the U.S. and the European Union), and while Great Britain was consumed with its Brexit, the EU responded by creating a free-trade zone with another powerful G7 member, Canada. On Sunday, October 30th, the EU and Canada signed the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), a free-trade agreement that, when in force, will eliminate 98% of the tariffs between Canada and the EU and allegedly allow for a half-billion Euros in savings in export taxes.

On Sunday, October 30th
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