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To whom do import laws apply?

Let's assume in Country A the import of certain digital goods is restricted as with the Wassenaar arrangement. A person hosts such software on his server and has an export license. Another person ...
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Did Sweden really make it illegal to sell imported Nintendo 64 games (and *only* those) in the later half of 1997?

I'm re-reading my old Super PLAY magazines from the 1990s. Since before the Nintendo 64 was released in Sweden/Europe, and after it had occurred, the magazines were full of ads selling imported USA ...
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What laws prohibit the importation of pornography into the US?

I don't quite understand why in the San Francisco Airport, when people land, the sign says, "No pornography is allowed to be brought into the US", when you can leave the airport, drive 15 ...
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Is there a way to avoid double-VAT when delivering from UK to Ireland?

For non-business customers, I'm wondering there is a way to avoid being double-vatted on products purchased from the UK and imported from UK to Ireland? An example would be if I ordered a €500 laptop ...
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Is the embargo against Cuba unconstitutional?

The Supreme Court ruled in Citizens United v. FEC that government restrictions on spending for political purposes are prohibited by the First Amendment. Would that make the economic embargo against ...
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How to avoid paying tax/customs for replacing missing items on imported goods

If I were to order something from a business outside of the EU (the UK) to Germany and paid for the tax (Einfuhrumsatzsteuer) and the processing/handling (Auslagepauschale), but it turns out an item ...
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Are the final stages of a product’s lifecycle protected by patent?

This is a follow up to this question: International patents Consider the following stages of a product’s lifecycle: Manufacture Sales Import/export Use End of life/disposal It is presumed that in a ...
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Can a country import from russia and export to other countries which are banned by russia?

Provided russia will ban import and export of products to and from specific countries can a country which is not banned by russia import from russia and export it to other countries? If not what about ...
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US/International law - Does Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. apply in case where US importer sells globally?

I bought book on Amazon. It is somewhat old statistics textbook and also "cheap" Indian edition with sign "unauthorized for circulation outside of India (and few other countries)". ...
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Is it legal to do lots of imports £1 below the limit to not have to pay import duty?

Recently (since Brexit?) the UK tax law has been changed to require foreign online retailers like AliExpress to charge UK VAT @ 20% at the point of sale. If an order is placed for > £135 then as ...
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Manufacting quality issues medication dispensed by UK pharmacy

UK consumer collects medication from a UK pharmacy. Medication has obvious manufacturing quality issues identified before leaving the pharmacy. Does the pharmacy has the obligation to report the ...
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Is it legal to sell foreign packaged food products without any English on the label?

A shop in London sells egg custard pudding mix that appears to be labelled exclusively in Turkish. Is this legal?
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