Applying for an Exclusion from Chinese Tariffs: FAQs

  Written by: Zoey Ye Zhang, Asia Briefing, Dezan Shira & Associates On May 13, 2019, China’s Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council released the Trail Measures on the Exclusion Work for US Products Subject to Additional Tariffs in Announcement [2019] No.2. On a trial basis, the document allows imported US products to be temporarily exempted from …

MEMBER NEWS | Significant changes to security of payment regime in Singapore

Written by Out-Law, Pinsent Masons Significant changes to the security of payment regime in Singapore are due to come into force in the near future. The changes contained in the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Amendment Bill 2018 are the most extensive changes to the Security of Payment Act (SOP Act) since it became …

MEMBER NEWS | The rise of unsolicited proposals for infrastructure projects in Asia

Written by Out-Law, Pinsent Masons There has been a significant increase in the number of unsolicited proposals (USPs) for greenfield and brownfield public-private partnership (PPP) infrastructure projects in Asia over the past two years. Unlike solicited proposals where a government entity launches a formal public tender, in the case of an unsolicited proposal, it is the …

MEMBER NEWS | Philippines and ADB sign loan for Malolos-Clark railway project

Written by Out-Law, Pinsent Masons The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Philippine government have signed an agreement which will see $1.3 billion provided to help finance the Malolos-Clark railway project. The ADB is co-financier of the project and has agreed to provide a total $2.75bn loan facility to support construction. According to the ADB statement, …

MEMBER NEWS | US private firms to take part in Philippines’ infrastructure programme

Written by Out-Law, Pinsent Masons US ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim has said that US is supporting the Duterte administration’s ambitious ‘build, build, build’ infrastructure programme and American private companies will take part in major infrastructure projects under this programme, according to CNN. This project has also been financed through Chinese loans and grants. The …

MEMBER NEWS | Foreign arbitration institutions can establish in new Shanghai FTZ area

Written by Out-Law, Pinsent Masons Foreign arbitration and dispute resolution institutions are allowed to establish business organisations in the new Lingang area of the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone, according to plans published by China’s State Council.  The plan said that the new section would compete with leading free trade zones, would open up the …

MEMBER NEWS | International mediation enforcement agreement to be signed next week

Written by Out-Law, Pinsent Masons The US, China and other countries will next week sign a new international agreement in Singapore on cross-border mediation agreements. The Singapore Convention on Mediation is the final version of the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation, which was adopted by the UN in December. It aims …

MEMBER NEWS | Monash University Global Executive MBA

The Monash Global Executive MBA is an intensive 15-month program for experienced managers, featuring international residential modules and a series of weekend modules. The program is designed for managers and executives with significant experience in wide range of sectors and professions who are seeking to position themselves for more senior roles and more extensive responsibilities.  In …

MEMBER NEWS | China’s 2019 Negative Lists and Encouraged Catalogue for Foreign Investment

Written by: Zoey Ye Zhang, Asia Briefing, Dezan Shira & Associates The 2019 editions of China’s National and FTZ Negative Lists and FI Encouraged Catalogue are important supplements to the upcoming Foreign Investment Law. China Briefing explains the new changes and identifies the industries where China restricts or encourages foreign investments. On June 30, 2019, …

MEMBER NEWS | Over 1GW expected to be installed for wind energy expansion in Vietnam by 2021

Written by Out-Law, Pinsent MasonsVietnam is set for an expansion of its wind energy industry, with more than 1GW of capacity expected to be installed by 2021 according to a market intelligence report from the Global wind energy council (GWEC). The report ‘South-East Asia Market Update: Insights on Vietnam’ suggested that Vietnam has some of the …