In response to the COVID-19 emergency, the Commission has implemented its first measures to protect the availability of supplies of personal protective equipment by adopting an Implementing Regulation foreseeing that exports of such equipment outside of the European Union shall be subject to an export authorization by Member States.
The COVID-19 outbreak is impacting the enforcement of antitrust and consumer protection rules in Italy and across the EU. Most affected rules range from those on State aid to control of concentrations, and those regarding anticompetitive agreements, abuse of dominance and unfair commercial practices.
The coronavirus emergency has forced companies to face an array of unprecedented challenges, among them the requirements that ensure compliance with Legislative Decree No. 231/2001, which introduced corporate criminal liability in Italian legislation.
Con una circolare del 4 marzo 2020, il Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale ha stabilito le nuove modalità con le quali, a partire dal 20 aprile 2020, l’Autorità nazionale UAMA (Unità per le autorizzazioni dei materiali di armamento) provvederà a comunicare le autorizzazioni rilasciate ai sensi del Decreto legislativo del 15 dicembre 2017, n. 221.
Emergency decrees has been issued to tackle the spread of Coronavirus in “red zones” and other risk areas: “smart working”, allowing employees to work remotely, may be implemented even absent previous agreement between the parties (which is, generally, instead a prerequisite). In compliance with the general obligation to preserve employees’ health, employers must identify alternative measures to minimize risk of infection and preserve the earning capacity of employees not working “smartly”.
Following the 18th CITES meeting of the Conference of the Parties (“CoP18”) of last August 2019, on 26th November 2019 New CITES Appendices and new suites of Resolutions and Decisions entered into force.