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The Trans-Pacific Partnership is Officially Dead

February 15, 2017

tpp blogOn his first day in office, President Trump followed through on his campaign promise to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), with the goal of preventing jobs from being outsourced overseas. “We’re going to stop the ridiculous trade deals that have taken everybody out of our country and taken companies out of our country, and it’s going to be reversed,” said Trump to union leaders at a White House meeting after the official withdrawal. Read more about: The Trans-Pacific Partnership is Officially Dead  »

Expressing Love Around The World

February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine’s Day! Love is a many splendored thing, with a multitude of customs for expressing and celebrating love around the world. Here are 10 of our favorites:

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CE Marking: Passport to Medical Device Success in Europe

February 7, 2017
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By:Jack Fischer, Business Development Manager – Life Sciences division

With a total annual healthcare spend of $1.94 trillion, access to the EU healthcare market is crucial to success in the medical devices field. But in order to access this critical market, you will need to obtain a CE Mark.

The CE Mark is printed on all products that meet EU health, Read more about: CE Marking: Passport to Medical Device Success in Europe  »

Face-off: Cultural Perceptions of Emoticons

January 31, 2017

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Emoticons play a huge role in text-based communications today. Just as facial expressions give non-verbal cues when we communicate in-person, emoticons provide context when we text, chat, email and post in online forums. The original two emoticons are widely credited to Scott Fahlman, a computer scientist at Carnegie Mellon University, who back in 1982 posted a smile : ) and a frown : ( in one of the university’s online bulletin boards as a tool to help his peers and professors distinguish between serious posts and jokes. Read more about: Face-off: Cultural Perceptions of Emoticons  »

Contract Translation: 5 Ways to Minimize Cost and Turnaround Time

January 23, 2017

contractWhen translating contracts, there is zero room for error. Even a seemingly trivial deviation from the original text could result in an unexpected disadvantage which will last the entire lifetime of the contract. Ultimately, mistranslations could result in costly mediation or even legal fees.

Legally binding contracts should be translated either by a professional linguist with proven contract translation experience or by a Language Service Provider (LSP) that specializes in legal translation services. Read more about: Contract Translation: 5 Ways to Minimize Cost and Turnaround Time  »