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AFFIA- Asian Food and Feed Insect Association is a Bangkok based association that promotes insects as “food and feed”.

According to their website, AFFIA’s main objective is to bring “industry and research stakeholders from the insects’ sector in a collaborative movement towards the development of entomoculture, entomophagy and their related activities.”

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DHS Temporarily Shuts Down H1-B Program

by admin on March 7, 2017

The stall will delay the visa program by 6 months

Source: http://www.uscg.mil/ 

The Department of Homeland Security has announced that the fast track processing of H1-B visas will be temporarily shut down.

According to Breitbart, Homeland Security officials have requested DHS chief John Kelly to shut the “premium processing” loophole for six months which will, according to employers and U.S immigration lawyers,  likely delay approval of H-1B visa requests for months.

The decision has brought about mixed reactions and comes four weeks before the deputies were required by law to quickly distribute roughly 65,000 more H-1B visas.

Employers and companies have slammed the decision because the visa program allowed for U.S. and foreign companies to import cheap white-collar contract-workers into the U.S. labor market.

However many viewed the H1-B program as a measure designed to take jobs away from Americans.

Canceling the H1-B visa program has been one of Trump’s major campaign promises.  “I will end forever the use of the H-1B as a cheap labor program, and institute an absolute requirement to hire American workers first for every visa and immigration program,” he said in a March 2016 statement. “No exceptions,” he added.

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Indonesia Amends Trademark Law

December 6, 2016

The law hopes to boost trade of Indonesian products in international markets Lexology reports Indonesia’s trademark law has been amended to enhance “trademarks in line with international conventions and standards” and to boost the creative economy development as well as the trade of Indonesian products in international markets. Thailand’s leading trademark lawyers assist in registration and […]

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Sweden Prosecutes Myanmar Teak Trader

November 21, 2016

The court upheld an earlier ruling that found the trader in violation of EUTR A Swedish court has upheld a ruling that found a teak trader from Myanmar guilty of violating the European Timber Regulation (EUTR). The ruling sets a legal precedent those conservationists hope will be followed in other European countries according to a […]

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Trump Wins Trademark Case in China

November 16, 2016

The decade long lawsuit was over the right to use his name for real estate services Photo by Gage Skidmore Donald Trump has not only won the election, but also a decade long trademark dispute in China for the right to use his name for a variety of real estate services reports Wall Street Journal. Currently, […]

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Piracy Gets Up to 10 Years in New UK Bill

October 4, 2016

The bill is an attempt to deter copyright infringers Photo by Chris Breeze TF reports that a Digital Economy Bill has been introduced in parliament in which the prison sentence for piracy has been raised four fold from the previous two years to a staggering ten years. This bill has been introduced to deter UK citizens […]

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Supreme Court Reviews Law on Disparaging Trademarks

October 4, 2016

Case involves around rock band that want to trademark its name The U.S Supreme Court on Thursday decided to review the federal law that bars registration of disparaging trademarks reports the Washington Post. The justices announced that they will consider whether part of the 1946 Lanham Trademark Act violates the First Amendment in the case […]

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Thailand’s new 3D Printer Regulation Hits Importers

September 13, 2016

Importers fear regulation of 3D printers may affect Thailand in the competitive field BangkokPost reports a new import regulation on 3D printers has been passed by the Commerce Ministry of Thailand which requires imports of 3D printers to fall under the already existing import-related regulations. This regulation did not bode well with 3D manufacturers around Thailand […]

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Law makes Electrical Certification Mandatory in Thailand

September 13, 2016

New law requires certification of electricians by October 2016 Kunini reports that under the 2014 Skill Development Promotion Act, all building electricians will be required to obtain proper certification by the Department of Skill Development (DSD) prior to employment. According to the report, more than a thousand electricians have already been certified by the DSD […]

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Vaccines Linked to Cancer

September 12, 2016

Reports indicate that vaccines may contain cancer causing agents Recent findings by scientist Dr. Anthony Samsel indicate that commercially available vaccines have a chemical compound Glyphosphate, a component of herbicides that have been found to cause cancer in animals. Samsel conducted tests of several pharmaceutical vaccines  such as Merck and GlaxoSmithKline and shockingly found substantial […]

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