International Trade and Customs



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Hove, John
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International Trade and Customs

Hiways Law Firm has published the second edition of HiNews covering new legislation, recent case highlights, and insights from the firm for December 2018.

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Hiways Law Firm has published the first edition of HiNews covering new legislation, recent case highlights, and insights from the firm.

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Author: Susan Kohn Ross

The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) today issued two lists of products on which the U.S. seeks to impose tariffs on goods made in China at a 25% rate. The lists together cover 1,102 tariff lines valued at approximately $50 billion. According to the USTR’s release, the list of products settled on was intended to focus on “products from industrial sectors that contribute to or benefit from the ‘Made in China 2025’ industrial policy,” and include aerospace, information and communications technology, robotics, industrial machinery, new materials and automobiles. Cellular telephones and televisions are not included.

Read more: 25% Tariff Imposed on Chinese Goods

Managing Director, Mark Dougherty, together with associate Kirsten Middleton are the authors of the IOM Shipping chapter in this internationally renowned publication.

The International Comparative Legal Guide series provides current and practical comparative legal information on a range of practice areas. This guide follows a question and answer format to ensure thorough coverage of each topic from a legal perspective within various different jurisdictions. The ICLG chapter is distributed online and in hard copy to a large and varied range of users and provides practical cross-border insight into shipping law. DQ is delighted to have been invited to contribute to the Isle of Man chapter. The firm regularly contributes to many legal guides including most recently DQ’s employment team being authors of the Isle of Man chapter for ICLG in the Employment Guide and DQ’s regulatory team being authors of the Isle of Man chapter for data protection.

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Under Turkish law, the liability regime is established as personal and unlimited1. However, in some circumstances, the legislation prefers to limit liability, considering the balance of interest between the parties. In this respect, the Turkish Commercial Code ("TCC") adopted the limited liability of a sea carrier under some conditions stipulated in the TCC. Additionally, the TCC relieves the carrier from liability entirely for losses or damages arising from some specific circumstances, providing substantial benefit to the sea carrier. This article reviews the liability regime stipulated in the TCC for sea carriers, and limitations of the same under the TCC.

Read more: Liability of the Sea Carrier for the Carriage of Goods under Turkish Law