International Trade and Customs



Meet the Co-chairs - TAG-SP

Fisher, Jacob
Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary, P.C

International Trade and Customs

Contact: Scott J. Wenner

The Safe Harbor agreement between the European Union and the United States permitted American businesses to import personal data of EU citizens based on self-certification of compliance with EU data protection laws. Safe Harbor was widely criticized in Europe as being too easily circumvented, too infrequently enforced and offering too little protection to the personal data of EU citizens.

Read more: "Privacy Shield" is Proposed to Replace Invalidated U.S. - EU Safe Harbor Agreement and Keep Data...

Contact: Travieso Evans Arria Rengel & Paz (Venezuela)

Decree No. 2.184 was published in Official Gazette No. 6.214 Extraordinary, dated January 14, 2016. Through said Decree, the President of the Republic declared the State of Economic Emergency in all of the national territory, for a period of sixty (60) days (the “Decree”).

Read more: Venezuela Declares State of Economic Emergency

THE BAHAMAS is an international financial centre and major hub for the global shipping industry, ranking globally as number one for cruise ship registration and number three in total world tonnage. Both sectors are important areas of international trade for the country.  Bahamian corporate vehicles are used extensively in both sectors giving rise to thousands of Bahamian International Business Companies (“IBCs”) existing on the Companies Register.  In the course of related global corporate transactions, the execution and legalization of corporate documents is a regular occurrence.

Read more: International Corporate Transactions & Document Verification in The Bahamas

After nearly a decade of talks, the United States and eleven other negotiating partners announced on October 5, 2015 the conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement, marking an important milestone toward the fulfillment of the Obama Administration’s economic policy in the Asia-Pacific region and overall trade strategy.

Read more: Groundbreaking, Multilateral Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Talks Conclude – Enactment Pending...

Bufete Escura (Barcelona, Spain) has compiled a thorough guide highlighting various investment and trade opportunities in Spain. 

Read more: Investments and Trade in Spain - October 2015