Daniel Gerkin

Daniel Gerkin

K&L Gates LLP

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Iranian Nuclear Accord Reached, But Specific Implementation of Meaningful Sanctions Relief Will Not Be Immediate

On July 14, 2015, the “P5+1” nations (the United States, China, France, Germany, Russia, and the United Kingdom), together with the European Union and the Islamic Republic of Iran (“Iran”), reached a Joint Comprehensive Plan...more

7/20/2015 - Aircraft Sales Automotive Industry Banking Sector Banks Compliance Energy Sector EU Financial Institutions Foreign Banks IAEA Iran Iran Sanctions Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) Natural Gas Nuclear Weapons OFAC P5+1 Nations Petroleum Ports Sanctions SDN List Shipping UN Security Council United Nations

Do You Deserve a Refund from US Customs? Tariff Refunds Soon Available for Certain Imported Goods as Congress Acts on Generalized...

On June 29, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015 (HR 1295). Among other actions, the law revives the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program, a trade preferences program...more

7/3/2015 - Customs and Border Protection Duties Generalized Scheme of Preferences Imports Refunds Tariffs Trade Preferences Rules

U.S. Government Implements Cuba Policy Changes

On January 16, 2015, the Office of Foreign Assets Control, U.S. Department of the Treasury (“OFAC”), and the Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce (“BIS”), each published regulations implementing the...more

1/26/2015 - Amended Regulation Banking Sector Barack Obama BIS CACR Cuba Embargo Executive Orders Export Administration Regulations Export Controls Exports Imports OFAC Sanctions Telecommunications Trade Relations Travel Permits U.S. Treasury

Sanctions Relating to Russia Imposed by the U.S., EU, Australia and Japan - A Snapshot of Where We Are Now

Since early March 2014, a number of countries have imposed various types of sanctions against Russia and certain persons in Ukraine in connection with events in Ukraine. We have issued a series of updates covering, in...more

10/13/2014 - Asset Freeze Australia Banking Sector BIS Defense Sector EAR Energy Sector EU ITAR Japan OFAC Russia Sanctions SDN List SSI List Travel Ban Ukraine

Update on U.S. Sanctions Relating to Ukraine

U.S. Sanctions - On September 12, the United States, in coordination with the EU, imposed additional sanctions against Russia in connection with events in Ukraine. Specifically... - the Office of Foreign Assets...more

9/23/2014 - Banking Sector BIS Defense Sector Energy Sector Export Controls OFAC Russia Sanctions SDN List SSI List U.S. Treasury Ukraine

Russia imposes sanctions against the United States, the European Union, Australia, Canada and Norway

On 6 August Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia, signed a decree calling for a ban or limit on imports of certain agricultural products, raw materials and foodstuffs originating in the countries that have imposed economic...more

8/8/2014 - Australia Canada EU Importation Limits Imports Norway Russia Sanctions Vladimir Putin

United States and European Union Ratchet Up Russia Sanctions

On July 16, 2014, the United States ratcheted up its sanctions on Russia in connection with escalating tensions in Eastern Ukraine. Specifically, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”)...more

7/22/2014 - Banking Sector BIS Energy Sector OFAC Russia Sanctions SDN List U.S. Treasury Ukraine

UPDATE: Developments in the Ukraine and Impact on Investments

Following the agreement between G7 leaders on 25 April to promptly impose additional sanctions on Russia as it has failed to deliver on its Geneva commitments, the EU and the U.S. have now added new individuals and entities...more

4/30/2014 - BIS EU European Commission Frozen Assets OFAC Russia Sanctions SDN List Ukraine Visas

UPDATE: Developments in the Ukraine

On 14 April 2014, the EU Foreign Affairs Ministers identified four additional individuals as responsible for misappropriation of Ukrainian state funds and added them to the list, subject to restrictive measures in view of the...more

4/23/2014 - EU Foreign Policy Russia Sanctions Ukraine

UPDATE: Developments in the Ukraine and Impact on Investments

On Sunday, Crimea voted to secede from Ukraine. The EU and U.S., which consider Sunday’s referendum in Crimea to be illegal, retaliated with sanctions. The nature of these is set out below as a further update to the Alert...more

3/19/2014 - EU Russia Sanctions Ukraine

Developments in the Ukraine and Impact on Investments

As the tension in the Ukraine continues, particularly in relation to Crimea, foreign investors in the region will be monitoring developments with some concern. In addition to unrest on the ground in the Ukraine, both...more

3/10/2014 - Bilateral Investment Treaties EU Executive Orders Russia Sanctions Ukraine

Iran sanctions relief: what does it mean for businesses in the Middle East?

On January 20, 2014, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and U.S. Department of State issued guidance implementing the Joint Plan of Action (“JPOA”) entered into by the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia, the...more

2/26/2014 - Foreign Policy Iran Iran Sanctions Middle East U.S. Treasury US Department of State

U.S. Government Implements Temporary Iran Sanctions Relief Measures

As part of the recently negotiated interim agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran (“Iran”) to temporarily suspend certain aspects of Iran’s nuclear program, the United States and other countries have agreed temporarily...more

2/13/2014 - Foreign Policy Iran Iran Sanctions Nuclear Power

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