eOASIS is Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP's legal information website for clients, containing business and legal information prepared from a practitioner's viewpoint. It has four different modules, updated regularly, and materials range from commentaries on the latest legal developments to key legal and business information.
Welcome to our revamped Trade Bites! In this first issue of the year, we discuss various developments, including the potential retaliation by the Indonesian government against the European Union if it curbs the use of palm oil in its biofuels, and the unusual trend of increasing volumes of shipments of US ethanol into Malaysia. The palm oil issue is also big in Malaysia. We also note developments in several of the South East Asian countries, relating to the anti-circumvention laws, tweaks in anti-dumping issues, managing of rules of origin given the new CPTPP and on sanctions, amongst others.
On 1 April 2019, the latest round of amendments to the Employment Act came into force. The Ministry of Manpower has also published the Tripartite Guidelines on Wrongful Dismissal, which aim to provide guidance to employers and employees alike as to what constitutes wrongful dismissal. This Update will explain what these Guidelines mean for employers and how employers can protect themselves against wrongful dismissal claims.