Melvin Schwechter

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Commerce Department Clarifies Rules on Exports of Lease Condensate

On December 30, 2014, the Commerce Department issued new Frequently Asked Questions on exports of “Crude Oil and Petroleum Products,” the responses to which make it clear that certain types of lease condensate are eligible,...more

1/6/2015 - Exports Licenses Oil & Gas Petroleum U.S. Commerce Department

Department of Commerce and OFAC Continue Imposing Hefty Sanctions on Russia, While Russia Retaliates with Own Sanctions

On August 6, the U.S. Department of Commerce (the “Commerce Department”) issued new regulations, implementing additional sanctions against Russia and introducing new restrictions on exports for its energy sector. These new...more

8/13/2014 - Foreign Policy OFAC Russia Sanctions U.S. Commerce Department

President Obama's Export Control Reform Initiative Continues with Final Revisions to Four U.S. Munitions List Categories and...

On July 8, 2013, the U.S. Departments of State and Commerce published final rules (78 Fed. Reg. 40892 and 40922), effective in 180 days (January 6, 2014), transferring export control jurisdiction over certain items previously...more

8/5/2013 - Arms Export Control Act Department of State DOD Export Controls U.S. Commerce Department US Munitions List

New Iran Sanctions Enacted

Satellite Export Controls Now Eligible to be Returned to Commerce Department Jurisdiction - On January 3, 2013, President Obama signed into law Public Law No. 112-239, the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act of...more

1/16/2013 - Export Controls Foreign Banks Human Rights IFCPA Iran Sanctions Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act Metals NDAA Ports Reinsurance Satellites Shipping Statute of Limitations Terrorist Acts U.S. Commerce Department Underwriting

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