Ashley Craig

Ashley Craig

Venable LLP

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Potential West Coast Port Labor Disruptions Loom Large for Importers and Exporters, Including Those of FDA-Regulated Products

On July 1st, the contract between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) officially expired, increasing the potential of a work stoppage and cargo disruption at West...more

7/8/2014 - Contract Negotiations Customs and Border Protection Exports Imports Longshoremen Negotiations Unions

Business News Digest – March 2014

In this issue: - Cybersecurity: Coming Soon to a Government Contract Near You - Recent National Defense Authorization Act Presents Opportunities for Small Business Contractors - Iran Sanctions Deal Does...more

3/10/2014 - BIS Copyright Cybersecurity Export Controls Exports Facebook FDA Federal Contractors Food Safety GINA Iran Iran Sanctions NDAA Nutrition Facts Labels Privacy Laws Small Business Trade Secrets

Keeping It Clean: FDA Proposes New Food Transportation Rule

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that it will publish the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food Proposed Rule after hosting a series of public meetings. This proposed rule will be the...more

2/28/2014 - FDA Food Safety FSMA Trucking Industry

BIS Proposes First Rewrite of Routed Export Rules in Over a Decade

On February 6, 2014, the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a Proposed Rule announcing its intent to clarify the responsibilities of parties involved in "routed exports." Delegation of...more

2/13/2014 - BIS Export Controls Exports

Business News Digest – January 2014

In this issue: - Advertising Law News & Analysis - December 6, 2013 Edition - December 12, 2013 Edition - California Court Continues Ascertainability Trend, Denies Class Certification in Chipotle...more

1/8/2014 - Affordable Care Act Ascertainable Class Cafeteria Plans CFPB Chipotle Grill Class Action Class Certification Enforcement Food Labeling FSA Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Healthcare Reform HSA IRS TCPA US v Windsor

International Trade Alert - Enforcing the New Export Control Regime

Venable’s International Trade and Customs Practice Group is publishing a five-part series of Client Alerts to highlight the changes surrounding the ECR (Export Control Reform). Below is Part V of the series. - Part I:...more

1/3/2014 - Export Controls Exports ITAR ITC

Business News Digest – November 2013

In this issue: - Banking Committee Focuses on Private-Label Mortgage-Backed Securities Market - SEC Requests Public Comment on OFR Study of Risks in the Asset Management Industry - Broken Windows and...more

11/6/2013 - Advertising Asset Management Compliance Crowdfunding Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Framework Enforcement Internet JOBS Act Mary Jo White Mortgage-Backed Securities Mortgages Native Advertising NIST SEC

Rolling Out a New Export Control Regime During a Government Shutdown

Venable’s International Trade and Customs Practice Group is publishing a five-part series of Client Alerts to highlight the changes surrounding the ECR (Export Control Reform). Below is Part IV of the series. - Part I:...more

10/18/2013 - EAR Export Controls Government Shutdown ITAR

Business News Digest – October 2013

In this issue: - NIST Holds Fourth Workshop on Cybersecurity Framework - NIST Releases Draft Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework in Advance of Dallas Workshop - SEC Issues Risk Alert on Short...more

10/4/2013 - Banks Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Framework Executive Compensation Financial Regulatory Reform NIST Pay Ratio SCORE Act SEC Security Clearance Short Sales Social Media Transparency User-Generated Content

Closing Time: The Government Shutdown's Impact on Key Trade Agencies

With no Cinderella story last night, as of October 1, 2013 at 12:01 AM, the Federal Government is officially shut down. As a result, all “non-essential” federal workers will be furloughed and federal agencies cannot continue...more

10/2/2013 - Customs and Border Protection Department of State Essential Employees FDA Furloughs Government Shutdown OFAC U.S. Commerce Department

License Exception Strategic Trade Authorization: Understanding How It May Work for You

Venable’s International Trade and Customs Practice Group is publishing a four-part series of Client Alerts to highlight the changes surrounding the ECR (Export Control Reform). Below is Part III of the series. Part I:...more

10/1/2013 - Department of State EAR Export Controls Exports ITAR Licenses

October 15th Export Control Reform Changes Are Around the Corner: Take Time Now to Understand the Impact on Your Existing Licenses...

On October 15, 2013, two Final Rules ushering in the “initial implementation” of the Export Control Reform (ECR), by the Departments of State and Commerce, will take effect. The Final Rules transfer jurisdiction of many...more

9/16/2013 - Export Controls General Authorization ITAR Licenses New Legislation

State Department Publishes Long-Awaited Interim Final Rule Amending ITAR Brokering Provisions - Part 1

Venable’s International Trade and Customs Practice Group is publishing a four-part series of Client Alerts to highlight the changes surrounding the ECR (Export Control Reform). Below is Part 1 of the series. On August...more

9/10/2013 - Brokers Defense Contracts Department of State Export Controls ITAR

Business News Digest – September 2013

In this issue: - What to Expect When You're Selling Your Company – Indemnification - Association Membership and Program Restrictions and the Antitrust Laws: Don’t Stumble Out of the Gate - CFPB: July...more

9/9/2013 - Antitrust Provisions Attorney Disbarrment Brand CFPB China Dietary Supplements Discipline Enforcement Actions FDA Federal Funding Federal Grants Food Labeling Food Safety Non-Profits Nutritional Supplements Sales SEC Supply Chain

Advertising News & Analysis - August 15, 2013

In this issue: - Register Now for ERA D2C Convention - NAD Has FTC's Number...And is Not Afraid to Use It - Venable Obtains Decisive Victory for Email Advertisers and Marketers - More on...more

8/19/2013 - Advertising Blogs FDA Food Labeling Food Safety FTC Imports Marketing NAD Proposed Regulation

Food for Thought: Understanding FDA's Proposed Rules for Importers of Food and Dietary Supplements and How They May Impact Your...

With approximately 15% of all food consumed in the United States coming from overseas, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has renewed its focus on imported food safety and now seeks to place risk-based preventive...more

8/14/2013 - FDA Food Labeling Food Safety Foreign Suppliers FSMA Proposed Regulation

Advertising News & Analysis - August 8, 2013

In this issue: - Register Now for ERA D2C Convention - NAD Turns up the Heat on "Up To" Claims - The 411 on Calling Cell Phones? It's About to Change - FDA Targets Safety of Imported Food -...more

8/12/2013 - Advertising Cell Phones Enforcement Actions FDA Food Contamination Food Safety FTC NAD

Business News Digest – August 2013

In this issue: - SEC Allows Public Advertising of Private Securities Offerings - What Your Nonprofit Needs to Do about HIPAA – Now - The 2013 Draft MDE General Permit for Stormwater Associated with...more

8/8/2013 - Advertising CFPB Colleges Compliance Construction Site HIPAA Iran IRS JOBS Act New Regulations Non-Profits Nonbank Firms Private Placements Proposed Regulation Rule 506 Offerings SEC Storm Water Universities

Should I Eat That? New Rules Propose Significant Requirements on Importers of Food and Dietary Supplements - Dietary Supplements...

As an ever-increasing amount of food we eat is from overseas, the challenge of assuring that imported food meets the same safety standards as food grown and produced in the United States continues. On July 29, 2013, the U.S....more

8/6/2013 - Dietary Supplements FDA Food Labeling Food Safety FSMA

OFAC Expands General License for Export of Basic Medical Supplies to Iran; Provides Additional Guidance

On July 25, 2013, the Office of Foreign Asset Control (“OFAC”) announced the significant expansion of its List of Basic Medical Supplies (“LBMS”). Simultaneously, OFAC issued clarifying Guidance on the Sale of Food,...more

7/31/2013 - Exports Iran Iran Sanctions Licenses Medical Devices Medical Supplies OFAC

Business News Digest – July 2013

In this issue: - CFPB's Office of Enforcement Issues a Bulletin - Court Rules Government Cannot Make "Extortionate Demands" on Persons Seeking Land-Use Permits - DOD Issues Proposed Regulations on the...more

7/22/2013 - CFPB Counterfeiting DOD Iran Sanctions Land Developers Permits

Executive Order Targets New Sectors of Iranian Economy for Sanctions: Are You Prepared to Comply?

Effective July 1, 2013, President Obama's Executive Order 13645 implements certain provisions of the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act of 20121 (IFCA) and expands the Iranian sanctions regime to new sectors of Iran’s...more

6/18/2013 - Barack Obama Executive Orders IFCA Iran Sanctions OFAC

FMC Publishes Proposed OTI Rules, Seeks Public Comment

On May 31, 2013, the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rule regarding Ocean Transportation Intermediaries (OTI) in the Federal Register (78 Fed. Reg. 32,946 (Federal Maritime Commission...more

6/5/2013 - Federal Maritime Commission Licenses NVOCCs Ocean Transportation System Proposed Regulation Public Comment

Business News Digest – May 2013

In this issue: - Does the SEC Like Social Media? Understanding the Application of Regulation FD to Social Media - NIST Holds First Workshop on Executive Order Cybersecurity Framework - Jumpstart Our...more

5/21/2013 - Cybersecurity Energy Efficiency EPA JOBS Act NIST Permits Public Disclosure Regulation FD SEC Social Media Vessels

FMC Approves Proposed Rewrite of OTI Regulations

Today, the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) voted 3-2 to move forward with reforming the Ocean Transportation Intermediaries (OTI) rules, regulating U.S.- and foreign-based non-vessel-operating common carriers (NVOCC)...more

5/16/2013 - Federal Maritime Commission NVOCCs Ocean Transportation System Proposed Regulation Rulemaking Process TWIC

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