October 1, 2020

Alliances for a more competitive Caribbean coconut industry

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By ITC News The challenge Smallholder farmers in many developing countries struggle to connect to national, regional and international value chains even when the crops they grow are in high demand. This is evident in the Caribbean coconut sector. Over the past five years, changing consumer health and wellness preferences have spurred a boom in […]

Cisco escalates patent case against Arista

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By Scott Graham, From The Recorder SAN FRANCISCO — Cisco Systems Inc. expanded its intellectual property litigation against competitor Arista Networks Inc. to the U.S. International Trade Commission on Friday, while Arista slammed Cisco’s “armies of lawyers and P.R. agents” and began previewing an interoperability defense. Cisco sued Arista in San Francisco federal court two […]

UK Enters into tax agreements with the Cayman Islands and other offshore jurisdictions

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From JDSupra The UK and the Cayman Islands recently entered into an agreement to improve international tax compliance (ITC). Similar to the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), the ITC imposes wide-ranging UK financial reporting obligations on financial institutions in the Cayman Islands, and may subject non-compliant financial institutions to legal sanctions. The UK […]