On 11 April 2019, the US Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued a Final Rule (84 FR 14608) adding fifty companies to the Unverified List (UVL).  The UVL is a list of foreign persons or entities, who are parties to a transaction involving a US export, re-export or in-country transfer of US goods or technology, and whose “bona fides” or legitimacy the BIS has not been able to confirm through an end-user check.
2019年4月11日,美国商务部工业安全局(“工业安全局”)作出了一项最终裁定(裁定文书索引号为84 FR 14608),将五十家公司列入未经验证名单。被列入这类名单的外国个人或实体,是在美国出口、再出口、或在国内转让美国货物或技术的交易的参与方,工业安全局无法通过最终用户核查来证实这些个人或实体的“善意”或合法性。
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The recent landmark judgment of the UK Supreme Court in Vedanta Resources PLC and another v Lungowe and others [2019] UKSC 20 (“Vedanta”) has confirmed that a lawsuit brought by 1,800 Zambian villagers can be heard in London despite arguments by Vedanta that the case should be tried by the Zambian courts.  The decision undoubtedly paves the way for more environmental and human rights class-action style claims to be brought in the UK, specifically targeting large multinationals with global operations.  Those who operate in high risk sectors, such as natural resources and steel, are particularly vulnerable.
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目前,西班牙作为欧洲最稳定、经济增长最迅猛的国家之一,物价恢复,失业率逐步下降,经济复苏强劲。
Currently, Spain has been steadily improving its overall economic performance in addition to greater price stability and gradual decline in unemployment, becoming one of the most stable and fastest growing countries in the Eurozone.
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