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The United States Prohibits Most Transactions With Venezuela's PDVSA
On Monday January 28, following statements made by Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin regarding the United States' effort to "[hold] accountable those responsible for Venezuela's rapid decline,"
United States
6 Feb 2019
OFAC Announces Its Intention To Remove Sanctions On Rusal
Specifically, Mr Deripaska has agreed to reduce his ownership in EN+ from 70 percent to 44.95 percent.
United States
24 Jan 2019
U.S. To Terminate Vast Majority Of Economic Sanctions On Sudan
Following a 16-month diplomatic effort, on October 6, 2017, the U.S. government announced that it will terminate the vast majority of economic sanctions against Sudan.
United States
9 Oct 2017
U.S. Designates New Individuals And Entities For Iran-Related Sanctions
As every individual and entity concerned was also made the subject of secondary sanctions, the crucial effect is that both U.S. and non-U.S. companies and individuals can be penalized and sanctioned for dealing with the designated parties.
15 Feb 2017
Drastic Changes to Sudan Sanctions with New OFAC General License
Before President Obama's exit from The White House, he removed most of the sanctions in place against Sudan.
United States
21 Jan 2017
OFAC Issues New General License to Significantly Lift Sudan Sanctions
On January 13, 2017, President Obama made sweeping changes to the Sudan sanctions program, removing the majority of the sanctions in place against this war-torn nation.
United States
21 Jan 2017
U.S. Authorities Amend Cuba Sanctions Regulations
Yesterday, the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued new amendments to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (31 CFR Part 515), and Export Administration Regulations (EAR), respectively (31 CFR Parts 730-774). The changes, which were effective as of yesterday, are an extension of the Obama administration's policy,
United States
18 Oct 2016
Recent Amendments to the Cuba Sanctions Ease Restrictions for Travel and Shipping Sectors
This client alert addresses the recent amendments to the Cuba sanctions regime in the wake of President Obama's historic visit to Cuba.
United States
23 Mar 2016
Implementation Day - 16 January 2016
Implementation Day is here. On the evening of 16 January 2016, the EU and the United States lifted nuclear-related sanctions on Iran, in accordance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
20 Jan 2016
Congress Revives The Generalized System Of Preferences And Makes Benefits Retroactive To August 1, 2013 But Requires Affirmative Applications For Refund By U.S. Importers
Congress first enacted the Generalized System of Preferences in the Trade Act of 1974, which authorized the grant of duty-free treatment to specified goods from designated lesser- developed countries...
United States
27 May 2015
Schlumberger Faces More Than $232.7 Million In Penalties And Pleads Guilty To Criminal Charges For Violations Of U.S. Sanctions
Schlumberger Faces More Than $232.7 Million In Penalties And Pleads Guilty To Criminal Charges For Violations Of U.S. Sanctions
United States
27 Mar 2015
New Authorizations To Export Personal Communications Items And Services To Sudan
On February 18, 2015 the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security ("BIS") and Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") published changes to the Export Administration Regulation ("EAR") and the Sudanese Sanctions Regulations ("SSR") in order to advance the free flow of information and facilitate communications by the Sudanese people.
United States
20 Feb 2015
The U.S. Complaint Against The Government Of China In The WTO, Including The Targeting Of Chinese Medical Device Manufacturers
The complaint identifies seven product sectors that received subsidies in contravention of the Agreement.
United States
18 Feb 2015
Crisis In The Crimea: Sanctions Update (April 2014)
The United States added seventeen entities and seven Russian officials and related persons to its list of Ukraine-related sanctioned persons yesterday.
United States
30 Apr 2014
Ridiculous And Complicated: Proposed Changes To Support Documents For EAR Licenses
On April 9th, the Bureau of Industry and Security ("BIS") proposed a rule that would remove certain documentation requirements in connection with Export Administration Regulations ("EAR") license applications.
United States
16 Apr 2014
Benefits For Business Travelers In The New Iran Personal Communications General License
U.S. persons traveling to Iran for business can now take heart, because they, as well as most laptops and smart phones, may do so without the need for a license.
United States
22 Mar 2014
Crisis In The Crimea: Sanctions Update 3
The Russian Federation and the United States continue to clash over the proposed annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, with the United States adding 20 Russian officials and related persons to its list of sanctioned persons.
United States
22 Mar 2014
OFAC Issues General License Authorizing Certain Academic Exchanges With Iran
On March 19, the Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") issued a general license under the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations that authorizes several specific forms of academic exchanges with Iran.
United States
22 Mar 2014
Crisis In The Crimea: Sanctions Update
Tensions continue to mount in the wake of a controversial referendum that threatens to expand the borders of the Russian Federation.
20 Mar 2014
Smoke With No Fire: Despite Agreement In Geneva, U.S. Sanctions Continue To Prohibit Most Iran Transactions
On November 23, 2013, the White House issued a Press Release ("the Announcement") outlining the first of a two-step negotiation process between Iran and the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia, and China (the "P5+1").
United States
26 Nov 2013
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