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    05/06/2024
    Belgium

    The Belgian Competition Authority issues opinion on draft laws relating to pricing in the agricultural sector

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    The Belgian Competition Authority issued on 8 May 2024 its opinion on three draft laws aimed at amending the Code of Economic Law regarding the pricing of agricultural products. The opinion concerns the compliance of the draft laws with competition law and highlights possible undesired side effects and its major concerns.First, the Authority assessed the new disposition aimed at imposing conditions and mandatory clauses on sales made by agricultural producers. It expresses its concern it could lead to uniformity of contractual terms. Under the new framework, where a producer mandates an organization...
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    31/05/2024
    Scotland

    Blockchain technology in the Scottish food and drink sector: against the grain?

    IntroductionScotland’s food and drink sector is reported to be a c. £15 billion industry. However, while the importance of the sector to the Scottish (and wider UK) economy is unlikely to change, the technology available to producers in terms of how they run their businesses is constantly evolving. In this Law-Now, we outline various ways in which businesses operating in the food and drink industry may be able to make use of fintech to maximise the potential of this vibrant sector. Use casesGiven the current success of the Scottish food and drink sector, producers may question...
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    24/05/2024
    Europe

    EU anti-dumping investigations for Chinese lysine and vanillin imports

    On 23 May 2024, the EU opened an anti-dumping investigation concerning EU imports of lysine originating in the People’s Republic of China, which could lead to substantial anti-dumping duties on future imports.On 24 May 2024, the EU opened another anti-dumping investigation concerning EU imports of vanillin originating in the People’s Republic of China, which could lead to substantial anti-dumping duties on future imports.Lysine investigationThe products under investigation for alleged dumping are “lysine and its esters, salts thereof, and feed additives, consisting...
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    22/05/2024
    Italy

    Digital nomad tax insights

    The new visa for digital nomads might become a particularly interesting option for workers who may benefit from the so called “impatriate” tax regime following their relocation to Italy. The Decree of February 29, 2024, in force since April 5th, has established the entry and residence permit issuance procedures for "digital nomads" and "remote workers".The provisions apply to non-EU citizens who perform highly skilled work using technological tools that allow remote work; more specifically this definition refers to self-employed foreign workers (digital nomads) or foreign employees...
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    14/05/2024
    Ungarn

    EU introduces criminal offences and penalties for sanctions violations

    Criminal offencesUnder the Directive, the following conduct constitutes a criminal offence when committed intentionally and in violation of restrictive measures or a national provision implementing restrictive measures:making funds or economic resources available directly or indirectly to, or for the benefit of, a designated person, entity or body;failing to freeze funds or economic resources belonging to or owned, held or controlled by a designated person, entity or body;enabling designated natural persons to enter into, or transit through, the territory of a EU member state;entering into or continuing...
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    13/05/2024
    Ungarn

    UK's Accession to the 2019 Hague Convention to ensure enforcement of UK court judgments

    In January 2024, the UK acceded to the 2019 Hague Convention, which unequivocally permits the enforcement of UK court judgments, regardless of whether a jurisdiction clause is exclusive/symmetrical.The UK’s accession to the 2019 Hague Convention brings clarity and certainty regarding certain types of jurisdiction clauses and the enforcement of UK court judgments in other countries in the aftermath of the UK’s departure from the EU in 2020.As a reminder, prior to BREXIT on 31 December 2020, the UK through its EU membership was party to the Lugano Convention, which facilitated the enforcement...
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