Christopher Swift

Christopher Swift

Foley & Lardner LLP

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White House Expands Russian Sanctions: New Executive Order Targets Major Russian Industries

On March 20, 2014, President Obama issued a new Executive Order expanding sanctions against Russian officials and other entities involved in Moscow’s recent annexation of Crimea....more

3/21/2014 - Foreign Policy Russia Sanctions Ukraine

Top Legal Issues Facing Suppliers in 2014

We know that you have been considering what business and commercial issues you will face in 2014 (and perhaps beyond) as an Automotive Supplier. But, have you been considering what legal issues you are likely to face? Do you...more

2/18/2014 - Automotive Industry Compliance Data Protection FCPA NHTSA Suppliers Supply Chain Trucking Industry

New U.S. Sanctions Target Automotive Companies Doing Business in Iran

On June 3, 2013, President Obama signed a new executive order expanding U.S. extraterritorial sanctions on Iran to multinational corporations that engage in significant financial or commercial transactions with the Iranian...more

6/20/2013 - Automotive Industry Executive Orders IFCA Iran Sanctions Multinationals

U.S. to Cut Automotive Tariffs as Japan Enters TPP Talks

On April 24, 2013, Acting U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) Demetrios Marantis formally notified Congress that the United States plans to include Japan in Trans-Pacific Partnership (“TTP”) negotiations. Coming just three...more

5/6/2013 - Automotive Industry Japan Tariffs Trans-Pacific Partnership USTR

Eased Sanctions Present New Opportunities and Risks

In last month’s newsletter, we discussed how developments in 2012 had considerably tightened sanctions against Iran, including through the first-ever application of sanctions to separately incorporated subsidiaries of U.S....more

4/2/2013 - Barack Obama Compliance Executive Orders Exports Imports Middle East Multinationals Sanctions

Japan's Entry Into Free Trade Talks Presents Challenges for the Automotive Sector

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s announcement that Japan will join talks on the Trans-Pacific Pacific Partnership (“TPP”) presents potential challenges for the U.S. automotive sector. Together with Canada and Mexico’s...more

3/29/2013 - Automotive Industry Free Trade Agreement Japan Trade Policy Trans-Pacific Partnership

Tough New Iran Sanctions Could Impact Automotive Suppliers

Multinational companies in the automotive supply sector could face heightened enforcement risks under new sanctions on Iran. Effective March 8, 2013, U.S. parent companies will become liable for Iran-related sanctions...more

3/15/2013 - Automotive Industry Compliance Middle East Sanctions SEC Suppliers U.S. Treasury

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