On 21 January 2019, the French Data Protection Authority (Commission Nationale Informatique et Liberté – the CNIL) imposed a fine of EUR 50 million on Google for infringing General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (the EU’s GDPR). More
On 17 January, the co-chairs of the U.S. Congressional China Working Group, Reps. Darin Lahood, (Republican-Illinois) and Rick Larsen (Democrat-Washington), wrote to President Trump regarding the on-going trade negotiations with mainland China. More
Thanks to rising incomes and growing consumer sophistication, Vietnam is becoming a lucrative market for lifestyle products. Eco-friendly products, packaged food, fashion and accessories are some of the highly sought-after products for Vietnamese buyers. Given the fast-growing e-commerce trend in Vietnam, Hong Kong companies looking to explore the Vietnamese market should make use of B2B or B2C platforms. More
Towards the end of 2018, Bruno Le Maire, the French Minister for the Economy and Finance, announced that France would be implementing a national digital services tax (“DST”) as of 1 January 2019, to the extent that it would apply to all income generated in the year 2019. More
Details of the new cross-border e-commerce import regulations (due to come into effect as of 1 January 2019) have been clarified in a recent joint circular issued by the Ministry of Commerce, the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Finance and a number of other government departments. More
On 7 December 2018, the European Commission published the new Counterfeit and Piracy Watch List. The Watch List elaborates upon e-commerce and physical marketplaces outside the EU that have been reported to engage in, facilitate or benefit from substantial counterfeiting and piracy. More
The fragmented and out-of-date information and communications technology used in the logistics industry, and efforts to rectify it, are common themes at industry forums, such as the Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference.