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By means of Decree 493/21 published in the Official Gazette on 6 August 2021, a benefit of reduction of an employer’s social security contributions was established for the case of new hiring of personnel who participate, or have participated, in Educational, Vocational Training or Labor Intermediation Programs of the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security.

In the framework of the global pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2, and given both the decrease of cases and the increase of vaccination in Argentina, through Decree 494/2021, the National Government has established new preventive measures applicable between 7 August and 1 October 2021, inclusive, attuned to those that were last implemented by means of Decree 413/2021.

In their Deciphering Data Webinar Series, Baker McKenzie authors provide a global perspective of what’s keeping executives awake at night with the world’s threat actors becoming seemingly more sophisticated every day, and give practical guidance on how to address these risks and concerns and prepare companies for challenges ahead.
Webinars were held in July and more are being organized.

The Measures for the Supervision and Administration of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing of Financial Institutions recently promulgated by the People’s Bank of China came into effect on 1 August 2021. Among other things, the Measures expand the scope of applicable entities, provide specific details of internal control and risk management requirements and increase PBOC’s supervision and administration powers. The new Measures are a significant development, demonstrating China’s efforts to improve and enhance its anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing regime.

In early March of this year, a bipartisan group of members of the House Armed Services Committee formed the Defense Critical Supply Chain Task Force (the “Task Force”). Co-chaired by House Democrat Elissa Slotkin (Michigan) and Republican Mike Gallagher (Wisconsin), the Task Force was formed to address what has been perceived as U.S. overreliance on vulnerable defense supplies manufactured in other countries, such as China.

With the changes to the regulation of veterinary medicines in the UK as a result of Brexit, the Veterinary Medicines Directorate has created a helpful information hub pulling together its communications on current and future regulatory changes. Access the Hub here, including useful explainers on “Application and authorisation“, “Manufacturing and distribution“, and “Pharmacovigilance“, and see below for a summary of some key points.

Vietnam is projected to be the only ASEAN economy to report growth following the emergence of the global COVID-19 pandemic. With the ratification of the CPTPP, EVFTA, and entering into RCEP, coupled with the fallout from regional trade tensions, the country is poised as the next regional hub for logistics and manufacturing, energy production, agricultural production and distribution, and corporate investment.