Exporters from China, Vietnam and Other Non-Market Economies to the US May Now be Entitled to Refunds of Countervailing Duties

As many readers would be aware, WTO Agreements (adopted by member countries) allow for the imposition of anti-dumping duties (to remedy a situation where sales in export markets are at prices below values in country of origin caus...

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Customs Issues Two New Important Notices Regarding Changes for 1 January 2012

Australian Customs and Border Protection Notice No. 2011/62 This Notice is entitled “HS2012 Product-Specific Rules of Origin for Free Trade Agreements”. This Notice refers generally to changes to classifications associated wi...

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The Credibility Gap and the Gullibility Fill: Perpetual Trustee Company Ltd v Milanex Pty Ltd (in Liquidation)

In the recent case of Perpetual Trustee Company Ltd v Milanex Pty Ltd (in liquidation) [2011] NSWCA 367, the New South Wales Court of Appeal rejected a mortgage broker’s claim that a lender’s knowledge of discrepancies in a pr...

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Are you Happy with Your Lot? What the New Owners Corporation Amendment Act 2013 (Vic) Will Mean for You

Recently passed Victorian legislation provides clarity on the basis in which annual fees are to be set by Owners Corporations and establishes the procedure for Owners Corporations to follow for levying special fees, upgrading fees...

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Directors Avoid Tighter DPN Regime – for Now

The proposed changes to the current Director Penalty Notice ("DPN") rules were postponed following the sudden withdrawal of the Bill from Parliament.  This means that directors will continue to enjoy the 21 day notice period f...

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Work Health Safety No Longer Just For Employers to Worry About

The new Work Health Safety Act 2011 is uniform legislation designed to apply to all Australian states and territories from 1 January 2012, replacing all other state and territory occupational health and safety legislation. As well...

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