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Trump Administration Amends Sanctions Against Cuba
On November 8, 2017, the US Treasury, Commerce, and State Departments announced amendments to the Cuban Assets Controls Regulations and the Export Administration Regulations...
United States
14 Nov 2017
United States Imposes Broad New Financial Sanctions On Venezuela
On August 24, 2017, President Donald Trump issued an executive order effective August 25, 2017, imposing broad new sanctions to impair the Venezuelan government's ability to raise funds.
United States
30 Aug 2017
New US Sanctions On Iran, Russia, North Korea: Trump Signs Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act
On August 2, 2017, US President Donald Trump signed a wide-ranging piece of legislation, the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, which expands existing sanctions and imposes new ones on Russia, Iran, and North Korea.
4 Aug 2017
US Sanctions Developments Impacting Cuba, Russia And Iran
Below we examine the practical effects of these changes and how they may affect the US private sector's activities.
20 Jun 2017
Chinese Telecom Giant ZTE Makes History With Guilty Plea And $1.19 Billion Settlement For Sending US Export-Controlled Goods To Iran And North Korea
As part of the settlement, ZTE will remain under probation for an additional seven-year period and submit itself to active auditing and monitoring by the US government.
14 Mar 2017
US President Blocks Proposed Acquisition By Chinese Partnership Of US Assets Of German Semiconductor Company On National Security Grounds
For just the third time in history, a US president has formally blocked a proposed foreign acquisition of a US business due to national security concerns identified during the review process by CFIUS.
8 Dec 2016
US Government Eases Restrictions On Doing Business With Burma (Myanmar)
OFAC's actions significantly reduce the scope of US sanctions that have discouraged and impeded US business dealings with Burma.
United States
23 May 2016
The Iran Nuclear Deal: What Does It Mean For US And EU Sanctions?
The long-term nuclear deal with Iran announced on July 14 will result in changes to both the US and the EU sanctions regimes, as the agreement is implemented.
22 Jul 2015
BEA Reporting Deadline Approaches for US Persons with Foreign Affiliates
The US Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis (the "BEA") has amended the reporting requirements applicable to US persons (defined below) related to its 2014 BE-10 Benchmark Survey of US Direct Investment Abroad.
United States
19 May 2015
CFIUS Annual Report Reveals Increase in Scrutiny of Foreign Investments in the United States and Perceived Threat To Critical US Technologies
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) issued its Annual Report to Congress in February 2015, covering CFIUS activity during calendar year 2013.
United States
4 Mar 2015
US Treasury And Commerce Departments Announce Regulations To Implement The New US Policy Toward Cuba
The US Treasury and Commerce departments announced that on January 16 they will issue certain amendments to US sanctions and export control regulations.
United States
16 Jan 2015
The New US Policy Toward Cuba: The Business Implications
President Obama has announced that he is "charting a new course on Cuba," including re-establishing diplomatic relations and easing the five-decade-long economic embargo.
United States
19 Dec 2014
US Congress Expands Sanctions against Russia
In response to Russian actions in Ukraine, the United States has imposed progressively stronger sanctions against Russia over the past several months, both by legislative and by executive action.
United States
19 Dec 2014
US Government Produces Unclassified Documents in Litigation Regarding CFIUS Review of Chinese Investment
On November 21, 2014, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States ("CFIUS") provided Ralls Corporation ("Ralls") with unclassified documents regarding the US government’s review and rejection of Ralls’s purchase of four US companies for the purpose of developing wind farms in Oregon.
United States
8 Dec 2014
New Reporting Requirements Imposed on Foreign Direct Investments in the United States Made After January 1, 2014
The US Department of Commerce ("Commerce") has announced that foreign direct investments in the United States made after January 1, 2014 will be subject to a reporting requirement.
United States
5 Dec 2014
US Appellate Court Clarifies Due Process Rights For Parties Subject To CFIUS Review Of Foreign Investments
The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit has reversed a lower court’s ruling and held that companies undergoing review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS or the Committee) have a due process right to notice of unclassified evidence and an opportunity to rebut that evidence.
United States
23 Jul 2014
United States Announces Limited Six-Month Suspension Of Certain Sanctions Against Iran
On January 20, 2014, the US government (USG) issued guidance relating to the temporary suspension of certain US sanctions against Iran in order to implement the Joint Plan of Action (JPOA) agreed to on November 24, 2013 between Iran and the P5+1 (United States, United Kingdom, France, Russia, China, and Germany).
United States
22 Jan 2014
Certain EU Iran Sanctions To Be Suspended
Following the adoption of the Joint Plan of Action on November 24, 2013, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia, China and Germany concluded an Interim Agreement with Iran over its nuclear program on January 12, 2014.
21 Jan 2014
National Security Review By US Government Clears Acquisition Of Smithfield Foods By Chinese Meat Processor, Shuanghui International
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States has cleared the purchase by Shuanghui International Holdings Limited, a Chinese company based in Hong Kong, of Smithfield Foods, Inc., a US corporation based in Virginia.
United States
12 Sep 2013
US Enforcement Agencies Publish Long-Awaited Resource Guide To The U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Just in time for the US Thanksgiving Day holiday, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have jointly delivered the much anticipated Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (the Guide).
United States
20 Nov 2012
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