China’s launch of a central bank digital currency (CBDC) has become a question of when and not if. The more important question for businesses is: how do I get ready for a digital RMB? After all, digitising the currency of the world’s most populous nation and second largest economy may well be one of the most important changes to the financial system since China invented paper money more than one thousand years ago.
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在跨境交易中,当事方通常会在合同中加入“违约金”条款,明确规定违约方应就违约行为支付的违约金金额。此类条款旨在防止当事方违反合同,并方便当事方以合同形式就如何衡量发生后可能难以证明的损失事先达成一致,以便当事方对于损失赔偿标准更加明确,并加快收回损失。
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In cross-border transactions, parties commonly insert a “liquidated damages” clause in their contracts. Such a clause clearly stipulates the amount of damages that the defaulting party shall pay if the contract is breached. The purpose is to deter parties from breaching the contract and to allow parties to contractually pre-agree on a measure of damages that may be difficult to prove once incurred, thereby providing parties with certainty and allowing parties to expedite the process of recouping losses.
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1月9日,经国务院批准,商务部颁布《阻断外国法律与措施不当域外适用办法》(下称“《阻断办法》”)并由商务部条约法律司负责人以及权威专家以答记者问的方式对《阻断办法》的出台背景、制度设计和对企业的影响做出解读。[1]
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近年来,随着中美贸易摩擦不断升级,美国等国家在贸易管制领域的执法活跃度提高,多边贸易体制面临严峻挑战,不少国家的企业在国际交往和跨国经营活动中都受到了不同程度的影响和限制,这不但引起了企业、社会的广泛关注,也促使各国政府越来越重视贸易管制领域的相关立法工作。
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郑州作为中西部地区甚至全国的人流、物流、资金流、信息流的汇集之城,虽然不靠边、不靠海,但在地域禀赋、政府支持、经济强省等推动下,近年来电子商务行业发展十分迅速。不仅是境内电子商务交易、农村电商等领域,更基于十省通衢的地理位置,郑州成为国内最大的进口国际化妆品、保健产品、食品等跨境电商交易的产业带,业务覆盖全球196个国家和地区,叩开了“买全球、卖全球”的大门。
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平时一提到关务合规或者海关行政处罚、走私犯罪,很多外贸企业关注的焦点往往集中在进口环节。与此同时,存在重大合规风险的货物出口环节经常被忽视,甚至部分企业还长期持有误解,认为海关只管进口不管出口。本文旨在通过列举典型违法犯罪案例,重点解读出口法律风险,以帮助外贸企业及时填补合规监管漏洞。
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2020年1月6日,美国商务部产业安全局(下称“BIS”)正式在《联邦纪事》上发布了85 FR 459号公告,宣布自即日起,根据《出口管理条例》(下称“EAR”)的相关规定,对特定自动分析地理空间图像类软件在出口管制分类编码(下称“ECCN”)0Y521下施加临时出口管制。
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On December 31, 2019, the State Council of China published the Implementing Regulation for the Foreign Investment Law of the PRC (the “FIL Implementing Regulation”).
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