Wednesday Compliance News - Around the World

GCSG's Wednesday Compliance News is a compilation of some of the previous weeks interesting trade compliance, anti-bribery/corruption, fraud, and due diligence news bites, from around the world.

India, South Korea sign agreements on trade and commerce | India Times

"India and South Korea will reduce duties on 11 tariff lines in a bid to expand bilateral trade..." (Click here for the article) - India, South Korea

HMRC doubles fines for breaking money laundering rules | Financial Times

"The UK tax authority almost doubled the fines it handed down for violations of money-laundering rules in the latest financial year..." (Click here for the article) - UK

Iran calls for EU help as shipping giant pulls out for fear of US sanctions | KYC360

"One of the world's biggest cargo shippers announced on Saturday it was pulling out of Iran for fear of becoming entangled in U.S. sanctions..." (Click here for the article) - EU, Britain, France, Germany, China, Russia, Iran, USA

China Implements New Tariffs on US Products | CNBC

"China immediately slapped retaliatory tariffs on US imports on Friday after the US imposed duties on $34 billion worth of Chinese products..." (Click here for the article) - China, USA

Pakistan's Former Prime Minister Found Guilty of Corruption | WSJ

"A Pakistani court found former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif guilty of corruption in a verdict that will likely affect the country's election..." (Click here for the article) - Pakistan

US SEC Charges Credit Suisse with FCPA Violations | Securities and Exchange Commission Press Release

"The SEC today announced that Credit Suisse Group AG will pay approximately $30 million to resolve SEC charges that it obtained investment banking business in the Asia-Pacific region by corruptly influencing foreign officials in violation of the FCPA..." (Click here for the article) - Pakistan