Margaret Gatti

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Making a “Made in the USA” Claim Requires a Reading of Federal and State Law

Given the rise in false advertising claims, manufacturers and retailers that wish to label or advertise their goods as being “Made in the USA” must be aware of federal and state laws that place certain requirements on the...more

11/9/2014 - Advertising Corporate Counsel Country of Origin False Advertising FTC Labeling Manufacturers Popular Regulatory Standards Retail Market

OFAC Settlement Extends Violations to “Support Service” Providers

OFAC stated that an insurance company and its affiliates violated OFAC regulations by providing insurance support services for policies that were issued to, or provided coverage for, persons designated on the OFAC Specially...more

11/4/2014

Revised OFAC Guidance on "Shadow" SDNs

OFAC expands the scope of its 50% rule. On August 13, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued “Revised Guidance on Entities Owned by Persons Whose Property and Interests in...more

8/25/2014 - Asset Freeze Blocked Entities Blocked Person Fifty Percent Rule OFAC SDN List U.S. Treasury

U.S. Department of Commerce Implements New Russian Oil and Gas Sanctions

The sanctions directly affect companies involved in Russia's oil and gas industries by imposing new export license requirements....more

8/7/2014 - BIS Export Administration Regulations Export Controls Exports Licensing Rules OFAC Oil & Gas Russia Sanctions SDN List U.S. Commerce Department Ukraine

Update on Economic Sanctions Triggered in Reaction to the Crisis in Ukraine

On March 17, the European Union and United States took further actions with respect to the Ukraine situation, as follows...more

3/18/2014 - Foreign Policy Russia Sanctions Ukraine

Temporary Iran Sanctions Relief

Relief is very limited and alleviates threat of sanctions regarding transactions by non-U.S. or foreign persons. On January 30, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) published...more

2/7/2014 - Foreign Policy Iran Iran Sanctions OFAC U.S. Treasury

New Export Control Changes Affect Naval Warfare and Ground Vehicles

Second phase of the Export Control Reform Initiative allows certain U.S. industries to fall into categories that may make them more attractive to foreign buyers. On January 6, the Obama administration reached another...more

1/16/2014 - Export Controls Exports ITAR US Munitions List

Export Control Changes Affecting Aircraft Industry Take Effect

New rules allow some aircraft-related items to fall into categories that may make them more attractive to foreign buyers. On October 15, the Obama Administration reached an important milestone of the president’s Export...more

11/14/2013 - Aircraft Export Controls Exports ITAR US Munitions List

SEC Reporting for Certain 2012 Iran-Related Transactions

Mandatory requirements cover actions of issuers' foreign subsidiaries and affiliates. On August 10, 2012, section 219 of the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012 (the Act), 112 P.L. 158, added new...more

1/23/2013 - Foreign Subsidiaries Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act OFAC Reporting Requirements SEC Subsidiaries

New OFAC Regulations Implement Iranian Sanctions

Grace period through March 8 provided to foreign subsidiaries to wind down Iranian transactions. On December 26, 2012, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) amended the Iranian...more

1/9/2013 - Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act ITSR OFAC Subsidiaries

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