Dept. of Justice Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs -- The Fraud Section of the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) Criminal Division (the “Fraud Section”) recently published an Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs with the most common criteria that the it uses to assess the effectiveness of a corporation’s compliance program.
U.S. State Department Country Commercial Guides provide information on market conditions, opportunities, regulations, and business customs for over 125 countries prepared by trade and industry experts at U.S. embassies worldwide. Chapter 7 includes specific information on investment climate and corruption in these countries.
Amendments to Appendices I and II of the Convention
Adopted by the Conference of the Parties at its 18th meeting
(Geneva, 17-28 August 2019):Includes list of taxa transferred from Appendix I to Appendix II and amended definitions for finished musical instruments.
DHS Forced Labor and North Korean Labor FAQs – Section 321(b) of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (Public Law 115-44)(22 U.S.C. § 9241a) prohibits the import of significant goods, wares, merchandise, and articles mined, produced, or manufactured wholly or in part by North Korean nationals or North Korean citizens anywhere in the world because it creates a rebuttable presumption that the goods are produced via forced-labor
Arbor Harbor is a “Trees to Trade” reference system with a focus on those species at risk of over harvesting. The system integrates data on taxonomy, conservation, geography, and trade regulations, all acquired from online databases or primary literature. The intended users include professionals working with forest resources and their conservation.
U.S. Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory website offers Wood ID Factsheet & Kits, Wood Techsheets and Common Names Database of World Timbers.
APEC / EGILAT Timber Legality Guidance Documents - These are written by the each government and are intended to provide clarity and transparency for businesses, government and civil groups on what constitutes legal and illegally logged timber within individual APEC economies. As of March 2019 documents exist for: Australia, China, Chile, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Taipei, & the United States
FAOLEX is one of the world's largest electronic collection of national laws, regulations and policies on food, agriculture and natural resources management. Users of FAOLEX have direct access to the abstracts and indexing information about each text, as well as to the full text of the legislation and policies contained in the database.
ECOLEX is an information service on environmental law, operated jointly by FAO, IUCN and UNEP. The ECOLEX database includes information on treaties, international soft-law and other non-binding policy and technical guidance documents, national legislation, judicial decisions, and law and policy literature. Users have direct access to the abstracts and indexing information about each document, as well as to the full text of most of the information provided.