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State Department Proposes New Guidelines For The Export Of Surveillance Technology Aimed At Addressing Human Rights Concerns
Should human rights concerns be a consideration for exporters engaged in international trade? New draft guidance proposed by the U.S. Department of State aims to provide a potential roadmap for tackling this issue.
United States
18 Oct 2019
CBP Announces New Rule To Combat Anti-Dumping And Countervailing Duty Infractions
On August 14, 2019, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a notice of proposed rulemaking requiring customs brokers to verify the identity of their importer clients, in particular non-resident importers.
United States
18 Oct 2019
There's A New Economic Sanctions Sheriff In Town: The SEC
In recent years, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission appears to be taking a more active role in a regulatory area for which it is not traditionally associated: economic sanctions.
United States
18 Oct 2019
Lessons From The L3Harris Technologies Consent Agreement With DDTC
On September 19, 2019, the DDTC entered into a consent agreement with L3Harris Technologies, Inc. for alleged violations of the Arms Export Control Act and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations.
United States
18 Oct 2019
D.C. Circuit Weighs In On Issue Of Willfulness In Prosecutions For Unlawful Exports
What is the appropriate standard for determining whether a defendant has acted willfully in violation of the Arms Export Control Act ("AECA")?
United States
18 Oct 2019
Biomedical Research – The Next Victim Of A U.S.-China Trade War?
The trade dispute between the U.S. and China that started mid-2016 has no end in sight. As part of his presidential campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump
United States
31 Jul 2019
Freight Forwarders And The EAR
Historically, the U.S. Government has pursued civil and criminal actions against exporters for violating the Export Administration Regulations ("EAR") and International Traffic in Arms Regulations.
United States
31 Jul 2019
Due Process Challenges To U.S. Government Agency List Designations: Lessons From KindHearts And Deripska
Among the tools used by the U.S. Government to impose sanctions on both entities and individuals, few are as powerful as "U.S. Denied Party Lists."
United States
6 May 2019
DoD Mandatory Disclosure Requirements For Export-Controlled Transfers As "Cyber Incidents"
The export control regulations are difficult enough to understand in their own right.
United States
31 Oct 2018
A Crude Awakening U.S. Sanctions On The Russian Oil Sector
This article will discuss U.S. economic sanctions on Russia as enforced by the Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC"), a government agency within the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
United States
24 Oct 2018
New Foreign Investment Status Quo: CFIUS Mandatory Filings And Potential Penalties
On October 10, 2018, the U.S Department of the Treasury issued temporary regulations to conduct pilot programs to implement provisions of the FIRRMA, which became effective August 13, 2018, and amended section 721...
United States
17 Oct 2018
Product Exclusions Announced For Section 301 Tariffs
On July 6, 2018, the USTR announced the procedures for filing and obtaining product exclusions from the recently announced Section 301 tariffs on the imports of $34 billion worth of Chinese goods.
20 Jul 2018
L'accord sur le nucléaire iranien (JCPOA) : l'impact de la sortie des États-Unis sur les entreprises européennes
Suite aux suspicions relatives à l'éventuelle création d'une arme nucléaire par l'Iran, la communauté internationale et plus précisément les pays du P+5 (les Etats-Unis, la Russie...
European Union
10 Jul 2018
Non-U.S. Companies Beware: U.S. Export Laws May Apply To You
Non-U.S. companies involved in the reexporting of U.S. goods or technology should familiarize themselves with the applicable U.S. export laws, regardless of where they are located.
10 Jul 2018
A List Of Lists And More Lists: Designations And What They Mean For U.S. And Non-U.S. Companies
The U.S. government maintains a variety of lists of sanctioned or denied parties—including entities, individuals, aircraft, and vessels—with whom companies and individuals are prohibited or restricted from dealing.
United States
2 Jul 2018
U.S. To Withdraw From "Decaying And Rotten" Iran Nuclear Deal
On May 8, 2018, President Trump announced the United States will withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action ("JCPOA"), commonly referred to as the "Iran Nuclear Deal," ...
11 May 2018
FLIR Enters Into Consent Agreement With DDTC
On April 24, 2018, FLIR Systems, Inc. entered into a consent agreement with the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls for alleged violations of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations.
United States
27 Apr 2018
ZTE In Trouble Again: Telecom Giant Loses Export Privilege
On April 16, 2018, the Bureau of Industry and Security ("BIS") announced it was imposing a denial of export privileges on ZTE Corporation ("ZTE").
United States
23 Apr 2018
The STA License Exception By The Numbers
Section 22 CFR §740.20 of the Export Administration Regulations ("EAR") provides for the Strategic Trade Authorization ("STA") license exception.
United States
6 Apr 2018
Requirements For Steel And Aluminum Exclusion Requests Announced
On March 8, 2018, President Trump announced his final decision on the implementation of steel and aluminum tariffs, citing national security concerns.
United States
21 Mar 2018
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