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A-CAPP: Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection

The Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection (A-CAPP) is an academic body focused on the global issue of anti-counterfeiting and product protection. The site includes the organization's current research initiatives, counterfeiting-related webinars and presentations, and an A-CAPP paper series.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: August 27, 2014

Tags: Global

Canada: Canadian Council on International Law (CCIL)

The Canadian Council on International Law (CCIL) was founded in 1972 and promotes the study and analysis of international legal issues by university scholars, government lawyers, practitioners and students. While some material is accessible only to members, many valuable resources are open to all users.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 18, 2014

Tags: Country Specific , Canada

China/Hong Kong/Singapore: Global Sources Trade Law

This site contains information about trade and business in Asia, specifically in China, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Resources include write-ups on import and export regulations, intellectual property rights, and establishing small businesses in Asia.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 18, 2014

Tags: Country Specific , China , Hong Kong , Singapore

CMS - Law and Tax

CMS is a comprehensive law site with resources on a broad array of areas of law, with a specialization in tax and European Union laws. The website provides publications and a news section for various areas of business law, from banking & finance regulations to dispute resolution to tax law and many other areas in a categorized manner. The site also produces a newsletter that can be downloaded.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 12, 2014

Tags: Global

CUSTOMS Info Global Tariffs

CUSTOMS Info offers free access to global tariff information for shipments entering foreign countries. The ECCN finder helps exporters find items that have been flagged by the United States government for export control. Additional export requirements, restrictions, and reference data is also provided. A free registration is required to view the tariff information.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 18, 2014

Tags: Global , Trade Leads

Czech Republic: Journal of Public Contracts

The official site of public contracts for the Czech Republic allows users to search for contracts and find out different ways to publish contracts or concessions. This site is available in Czech only.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 8, 2014

Tags: Country Specific , Czech Republic

Elexica

Elexica is a free online legal resource produced by leading international law firm Simmons & Simmons. It offers a current awareness service, legal updates, legal checklists, a legal discussions forum and an extensive library of categorized web links. The web site also provides links to many industry specific online resources. Free registration is required to access site features.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 4, 2014

Tags: Global

Estonia: Estonian Tax and Customs Board

The Estonian Tax and Customs Board deals with customs duties, protection of economic activities, implementation of national tax and customs policies, ensuring compliance of trade & customs legislation, and also provides customer services for the fulfillment of tax liabilities. Specific information is provided on taxes, customs, and Estonian legislation.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 8, 2014

Tags: Country Specific , Estonia

Export.gov: CE Marking

Export.gov contains information about the CE (Conformite Europeenne) Marking and a list of countries within the European Union that require the mark. The website has a variety of tools including guides, labs, procedures, and more. It combines all of the CE Marking information in one place.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 30, 2014

Tags: Region Specific , European Union , Trade Bloc

Find Law: International Trade Law

This site provides comprehensive legal information on international trade. Cases and codes, legal news, search utilities, and a message board are some of the many features of this site. There is also a wealth of information to be found on topics other than international trade. This is a useful resource for legal professionals, corporate counsel, law students, businesses, and consumers.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 4, 2014

Tags: Global

gE Module: Domestic Support Provisions in the AoA

The Domestic Support Provisions in the Agreement on Agriculture (AoA) module provides information on the following: the domestic support provisions of the World Trade Organization (WTO) AoA (including their history); why domestic support provisions are important to global agricultural trade; how the AoA classifies types of domestic support for agriculture; the commitments WTO member countries have made toward reducing domestic support levels for agriculture; the quantitative and qualitative restrictions on domestic support; and support policies which are included in the AMS and those that are exempt from inclusion; and how the provisions have influenced Michigan's agricultural industries. Interactive games are also incorporated into the module.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 5, 2014

Tags: Global , Industries , Agriculture , Online Course Modules

gE Module: Export Subsidy Provisions in the AoA

The Export Subsidy Provisions in the AoA module provides information on the following: the export subsidy provisions of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Agriculture and how they impact global agricultural trade; how export subsidies work; how export subsidies effect trade; examples of some types of export subsidies; the effects of export subsidies on all trading partners; some levels of export subsidization among WTO member countries; and the effects of some export subsidies in the U.S. market for agricultural goods. Interactive games are included.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 5, 2014

Tags: Global , Industries , Agriculture , Online Course Modules

gE Module: Global Agricultural Trade

The Global Agricultural Trade module contains information on the following: the reasons for the growth of trade in agricultural products and why countries want to trade globally rather than protect domestic markets; comparative and competitive advantage; how trade can benefit consumers in all countries; and the reasons behind increased global agricultural trade. An interactive game designed to teach students about global agricultural production is also included.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 11, 2014

Tags: Global , Industries , Agriculture , Online Course Modules

gE Module: Legal Framework of International Business

The Legal Framework of International Business module focuses on governance of the sea and air, and how laws and regulations can impact international business as well as advertising laws throughout much of the world. This module will be able to help those looking to launch their products and services internationally by laying out some of the political and legal aspects of doing business in multinational markets. A case study on the U.S. Passenger Services Act is also available.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 5, 2014

Tags: Global , Online Course Modules

gE Module: Legal History of International Business

The Legal History of International Business module is an excellent resource for understanding the definition of law and the basis of jurisdiction, sources of international law and how international law can conflict with domestic law, sovereign immunity and acts of state, and national treatment and most favored nation status. This module will be able to help those looking to launch their products and services internationally by laying out some of the political and legal aspects of doing business in multinational markets.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 4, 2014

Tags: Global , Online Course Modules

gE Module: Legal Systems of the World

The Legal Systems of the World module contains information on the legal systems of the United States, Japan, and the European Union. After completing this module, one should have a general understanding of the following topics: the constitutional framework of the United States and where foreign affairs power resides in the different branches of government; understanding the deference U.S. Courts give the executive branch on foreign affairs issues; outlining the jurisdiction of the court of international trade; the structure of the Japanese government and the hierarchy of laws in Japan; and Romano-Germanic law and the European Union's legal system.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 5, 2014

Tags: Global , Online Course Modules

gE Module: Market Access Provisions in the AoA

The Market Access Provisions in the WTO Agreement on Agriculture (AoA) module provides a general understanding of the following: what the market access provisions (MAP) of the WTO AoA mean for countries involved in global agricultural trade; the specific provisions of the MAP; restrictions on the application of tariff and non-tariff measures to traded goods; specific reduction commitments made by WTO member countries; tariff rate quotas and how they are applied under the AoA; the effects of tariff rate quotas on trade; the special safeguard provisions of the MAP; how the SSP are applied; the anti-dumping provisions of the AoA; the application of the MAP; how countries have engaged in dirty tarrification as a way around the MAP; and how countries have used variable tariff rates to impact trade.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 11, 2014

Tags: Global , Industries , Agriculture , Online Course Modules

gE Module: Tariffs, Quotas, and Non-Tariff Barriers

The Tariffs, Quotas, and Non-Tariff Barriers module outlines the following components of international trade law: the basics behind tariffs and quotas, including under what circumstances the WTO/GATT prohibits tariffs and quotas; the various types of non-tariff barriers that countries use to restrict imports; how the GATT has impacted the creation of non-tariff barriers; different types of subsidies; countervailing duties; the purpose and importance of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule; the basics of U.S. customs law; and the methods used by customs to determine an imported good's value when assessing tariffs. Also included is a case study on the recent disagreement between the U.S. and the EU over bananas.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 5, 2014

Tags: Global , Online Course Modules

gE Module: WTO Agreement on Agriculture (AoA)

The WTO Agreement on Agriculture (AoA) module gives an overview of the following issues: the history of the Agreement on Agriculture; the nine organizing principles of the World Trade Organization (WTO); why the AoA was developed and why it is important to international trade in agricultural products; market access provisions of the AoA; export subsidy provisions of the AoA; domestic support provisions of the AoA; and the importance of agricultural trade to the U.S. and Michigan. Interactive games and a case study of Michigan blueberries and the WTO are also included.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 11, 2014

Tags: Global , Industries , Agriculture , Online Course Modules

HG Legal Resources - Trade Regulation Law

HG Legal Resources is a comprehensive law site with resources for all areas of law, many referring to international trade law. The site provides links to relevant information and third party sites in a categorized manner. The current link will take you directly to the "Trade Regulation Law" category. The page contains information regarding trade law in both the U.S. and internationally, and also provides lists with links to trade regulation law organizations, publications, and recent related articles.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 5, 2014

Tags: Global

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is an assembly of business executives of intergovernmental organizations. ICC activities cover a broad spectrum, from arbitration and dispute resolution to making the case for open trade and the market economy system, business self-regulation, fighting corruption, or combating commercial crime. This site features a comprehensive listing of business topics, publications, current news listings, business policies, and more. The site also has upcoming training, events, and conferences.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 10, 2014

Tags: Global , Organizations

International Trade Compliance Institute (ITCI)

The International Trade Compliance Institute (ITCI) is a grant-funded initiative of the El Camino College Center for International Trade Development (CITD) in Hawthorne, California. The site provides advice, information, training, and assistance on aspects of international trade regulations and compliance. Also available is a Trade Information database which contains over 1,000 links to trade-related information and a Regulatory Database with hundreds of regulatory terms/acronyms, laws/regulations, treaties/agreements, documents, and regulatory bodies.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 5, 2014

Tags: Global

LegaCarta: The Comprehensive Multilateral Trade Rules Database

LegaCarta is an online database showing ratification and adherence to major treaties, trade-related legal instruments, and trade agreements by country. This site also features a map created using Macromedia Flash technology to provide the information interactively. Recent ratifications and accessions are listed on the homepage along with external links to various international rule-making organizations. Free registration is required to access some features of the site.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 5, 2014

Tags: Global

Legal 500

Legal 500 hosts articles containing information on new legislation, developments, and cases in specialist practice areas. All articles are written by specialists in their field. The site also features recent legal news and a search service. Includes directory of lawyers and law firms.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 5, 2014

Tags: Global

Legal Information Institute (LII): Wex Legal Dictionary and Encyclopedia

The Wex Legal Dictionary and Encyclopedia contains federal and international material as well as other resources for those looking for information on international trade law. This legal encyclopedia allows users to search for laws relating to international trade or other legal topics. Wex is sponsored and hosted by the Legal Information Institute at the Cornell Law School.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 18, 2014

Tags: Global

Lex Africa Business Guides

Lex Africa is a network of law firms in Africa. This site features a news page and business guides prepared by member law firms for a number of African countries. Each business guide features investment information, forms of business organizations, taxation, exchange control, tariffs, intellectual property issues, privatization issues, and more. Guides are free to download in PDF format.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 15, 2014

Tags: Africa , Region Specific

LLRX - Revised Guide to International Trade Law Sources on the Internet

The Revised Guide to International Trade Law provides a wide range of links and resources dealing with trade and trade law. The information provided covers many subjects such as research guides to international law, international trade organizations, and comments and analysis on trade law. Guides on international trade agreements, links to country guides, and a list of statistical resources are also provided on the site.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 18, 2014

Tags: Global

National Center for Standards and Certification Information (NCSCI) - Notify U.S.

Notify U.S. is a free, web-based e-mail registration service that offers U.S. entities (citizens, industries, organizations) an opportunity to review and comment on proposed foreign technical regulations that can affect their businesses and their access to international markets. It is run by the National Center for Standards and Certification Information (NCSCI), a branch within the National Institute of Standards and Technology, which is a part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The site's purpose is to provide users with updates on World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreements relating to Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT). Users must register with the site and be either a U.S. citizen or part of a U.S. organization or industry.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 11, 2014

Tags: Country Specific , United States

SICE - Foreign Trade Information System

The Foreign Trade Information System website includes the full-text of all western hemisphere trade agreements including NAFTA, MERCOSUR, CARICOM, and GATT; information on dispute settlement procedures; investment treaties; intellectual property rights; and links to sites providing quantitative trade data and other useful information.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 5, 2014

Tags: Region Specific

Singapore: Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS)

This website provides useful information and resources on intellectual property (IP) laws in Singapore. The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) offers services such as patent agents that assist clients protect intellectual properties and rights. An annual report, as well as resources pertaining to free trade agreements between Singapore and its partners, are available.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 11, 2014

Tags: Country Specific , Singapore

Singapore: Ministry of Trade and Industry

Powered by the Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry, this website offers information on the laws and regulations on the free trade agreements of Singapore. Resources on agreements such as USSFTA (United States-Singapore Free Trade Agreement) and JSEPA (Japan-Singapore Economic Partnership Agreement), are available throughout the site. The site also provides the history and rules of origin pertaining to these free trade agreements. Another useful feature is a calculator that helps users compute how much in tariffs they could save based on the country the user is exporting to.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 18, 2014

Tags: Country Specific , Singapore , Trade , Commerce Ministry

Trans-Lex: Law Research

Maintained by the Center for International Law of the University of Cologne in Germany, Trans-Lex is a free research and codification platform for transnational law. Users can find research in legal areas such as international trade, anti-trust, intellectual property, electronic commerce, and others.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 5, 2014

Tags: Global

Trinidad and Tobago: Trinidad Law

Trinidad Law provides an overview of the legal and regulatory framework for investing and doing business in Trinidad and Tobago. The site includes basic facts, economic profiles, intellectual property and taxation issues, as well as a special report on the energy sector.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 18, 2014

Tags: Country Specific , Trinidad and Tobago

United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)

The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), which is the core body of the United Nations system in the field of international trade law, provides information on the commission itself and its operations. The site provides preparatory documents, case law, conventions, model laws, and other texts.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 5, 2014

Tags: Global

United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)

The Pace University School of Law explains the purpose, the context and the applications of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG). On this site, there is an annotated table of contents on the CISG, the annotated text of the CISG, cases on the CISG, and guides on applying the convention for managers.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 5, 2014

Tags: Global

United States: Export Administration Regulations

The U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security provides downloadable files regarding information on the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). These files are broken down by specific exporting categories and products in the United States. Access to the official Export Administration Regulations (EAR) can also be obtained on this site. In addition, the site offers comprehensive information about other regulations, licensing, enforcement, compliance and training, policy guidance and more.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 5, 2014

Tags: Country Specific , United States

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) provides useful resources on emerging issues regarding intellectual property (IP), various regulations on trademarks and patents, copyright and related rights, and a searchable database of IP data. WIPO also provides downloadable handbooks relating to IP policy, law, and use.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 18, 2014

Tags: Global

World Trade Law

Managed by a small private consulting company, World Trade Law publishes information and research about the World Trade Organization (WTO) and international trade laws. A comprehensive list of external resources categorized by region and topic is also provided. The site also offers trade news, WTO cases and legal texts and a free resource library.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 5, 2014

Tags: Global

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