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Singapore updated its strategic goods control regime on 3 August 2020 to ensure robust administration of controls and effective risk assessments, while ensuring the facilitation of legitimate trade. Key amendments include ensuring individual and bulk permit holders have access to English translations for strategic trade records kept in other languages. For bulk permit holders, expanded document categories under recordkeeping requirements and monthly reporting will apply. A new offence has also been created for failing to amend permits in the event that information submitted under initial permit application processes subsequently change.

Off the Shelf, the Global Consumer Goods & Retail Industry Podcast, provides short practical legal insights into the key issues affecting consumer goods and retail (CG&R) businesses. The first Off the Shelf series focuses on COVID-19 and covers a range of issues, including longer-term considerations as CG&R businesses enter the…

Contents Accelerated procurement procedures territory by territory Permissible direct awards across Australia Other options available to contracting authorities Critical goods and services Based on government procurement legislation, policies and government announcements as at the date of this publication, the following options are available to contracting authorities to procure goods, services,…

In continuation of Baker McKenzie’s Asia Pacific webinar series on the business impact of COVID-19, we bring you another panel of legal practitioners to share practical insights on further issues that impact your businesses. In this webinar, we reflect on supply chain impacts and discuss ways in which businesses are…

COVID-19 has irrevocably changed the global economic landscape As the business impact of the COVID-19 crisis continues to intensify, leaders in every industry are trying to protect the health and stability of their workforce, adapt their business models and build their recovery plans.¬†While it has been widely publicised that the…

In continuation of Baker McKenzie’s Asia Pacific webinar series on the business impact of COVID-19, we bring you another panel of legal practitioners to share practical insights on further issues that impact your businesses. In this webinar, we reflect on supply chain impacts and discuss ways in which businesses are…

Export from Australia of hand sanitiser, face masks and other infection control items are temporarily prohibited effective 30 March 2020. The Customs (Prohibited Exports) Amendment (COVID-19 Human Biosecurity Emergency) Regulations 2020 (Cth) (Regulation) amended the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958 (Cth) to temporarily prohibit export of goods that are key…

The spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus is prompting Australian employers to urgently review their work health and safety practices and consider contingency plans to protect their staff and continue operations. Employers will need to prepare their workforce for rapid changes if they are going to weather the storm ahead.…