New U.S. Cosmetics Regulatory Act - MoCRA

The new Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act of 2022 (MoCRA) gives the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) broad
powers to regulate the cosmetics industry. Contrary to what the agency's name suggests, the FDA...


Corporate Transparency Act - New Requirements for U.S. Companies Starting January 1, 2024

The U.S. Congress passed a ground-breaking new law, the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) which will soon go into effect.
We'll tell you what's important to make sure you're prepared and meet your reporting obligations...


Individual One-On-One Webinars USA

As part of the German American Trade Association's webinars, we now offer webinars exclusively for your company.
Choose your own topics and a desired date and we will organize a webinar tailored to your needs...


U.S. Government Publishes Effective Date for New Entry Regulations

It’s November 8, 2021! The U.S. government has now followed up on its initial comments last month and announced that
from this date on, all travelers will once again be allowed to enter the country as long as they...


New Regulations for Travelers from Schengen Area

The good news first: As you may have probably noticed in the press, the U.S. Government will allow travel from Schengen
countries from November on without requiring a National Interest Exception (NIE). Even though this news is a...


Good news for holders of National Interest Exceptions ("NIE")

On July 6, 2021, the Department of State announced that the validity period of NIEs is being extended to 12 months from
the date of approval. The original validity period was only 30 days. Moreover, NIEs are no longer single-entry...


News on USA Entry Restrictions for Business Persons

After the new U.S. administration initially further tightened the ability to travel to the U.S. on business compared to the
previous administration, the scope of permitted individuals was expanded again at the end of May 2021. Furthermore...


Never say Never!?

"NIE," the German word for "never," is an abbreviation for the National Interest Exception. Applicants must prove and
justify that their entry into the United States is a matter of national interest in order to be exempted from the...


New Loans through Paycheck Protection Program "PPP"

With the current article we would like to answer the most important questions of our clients regarding the second round
of the PPP. As last year, loans under the PPP are applied for through banks. The Small Business Administration...


U.S. Congress approved new relief package

The U.S. Congress has agreed on new measures to mitigate the disastrous effects of the pandemic on the U.S. economy.
The total volume of the measures is about $900 billion. The legislation, which is a supplement to the federal budget...


Visa & Work Permits - Requirements for the deployment of installation and service teams

As of March 11th, President Trump has implemented Proclamation 9993 as part of measures to contain the pandemic,
imposing extensive travel restrictions on members of the Schengen Area countries. This affects all visitors who...


Threat to investor visas due to corona-related business losses

The central criterion of the E-2 Investor Visa is the willingness - in relation to the entire project - to risk significant
costs. This is achieved by at least a partial investment - usually in form of start-up and travel costs...


$2 Trillion Care Act for Companies and Employees

With the "Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act" or "CARES Act", U.S. Congress has - at first glance - provided
generous and far-reaching funds for relief for troubled American businesses and households. Despite a total volume...


Can I change my US colleagues to short-time work because of the Covid 19?

The attorney answer most hated is "it depends". Nevertheless, unfortunately it does matter here, because the answer
depends on the type of employment contract. Many Americans, including executives, have no written contracts at all...


What about delayed delivery because of Covid 19?

If the delivery contract or the general terms and conditions -- both can have the same goal -- are based on common law,
which is the international standard and is also recommended for companies from the DACH region, then the so-called...


What effect does the corona virus have on deliveries to the USA

Deliveries from the DACH region to the USA are usually based on a contract or general terms and conditions combined
with Order & Acceptance. If something unforeseen happens afterwards, the question arises what will happen to the...


Disaster Relief Credit Program for US small businesses

If the current and for the time being probably continuing restrictions due to the coronavirus put your U.S. company in an
unstable situation, the following information could be a relief. The Small Business Administration (SBA) has set up an aid...


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