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The EU’s “Stage 3” sanctions restrict exports to the Russian military, exports of certain technologies for the oil industry, and certain Russian State-owned banks’ access to EU capital markets.
New EU Measures Target...more
US extends sanctions to three Russian banks, a shipbuilding company and exports of energy sector items to Russia; EU announces similar measures.
Additional OFAC Designations -
On July 29, 2014, the U.S....more
For several years, solar arrays utilizing silicon photovoltaics have been central to driving the exponential growth of installed domestic solar capacity. However, an ongoing trade war spanning three continents and impacting...more
On July 29, 2014, the United States and the European Union (EU) announced a significant expansion of sanctions against Russia in response to its continued support of separatists in eastern Ukraine. The measures introduced by...more
From August 4-6, President Obama will host approximately 45 leaders from across the African continent in Washington, D.C., for a three-day U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit (the “Summit”). This is the first such event of its kind...more
On July 29, 2014, the United States expanded sectoral sanctions, targeting the Russian financial, defense and energy sectors in response to the ongoing unrest in Ukraine. The new sanctions include the addition of three...more
The current moratorium on oil exploration and production in the Western Gap portion of the Gulf of Mexico will end shortly. This development will help to kick start cooperative agreements between countries as well as spur...more
As we first reported on Twitter, the International Trade Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce (“ITA”) announced in a Fact Sheet on July 25, 2014, its Affirmative Preliminary Determination that certain Chinese and...more
On July 25, 2014, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its antidumping duty preliminary determinations involving Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products from Taiwan and the People’s Republic of...more
In This Issue:
- Commerce Department Action on Solar Trade Case
- Energy and Climate Debate
- Department of Agriculture
- Department of Commerce
On July 16, 2014 in response to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control announced that it was adding several individuals and entities to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list. As with...more
In This Issue:
- Quote of the Week
- U.S-China Relations
- Energy & Environment
- Excerpt from U.S.-China Relations:
U.S.-China Counterterrorism Dialogue -
On July 15,...more
This alert resumes three changes to EU sanctions adopted over the past week. This week is likely to be equally busy as further sanctions on Ukraine and Russia are expected imminently.
First, and most important, the...more
BITCOIN FORGES AHEAD: 3 QUICK LOOKS -
Bitcoin is a decentralized peer-to-peer payment system that exists virtually and is unlimited by the constraints of countries, government or time. In an age when business leaps...more
The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) recently announced its affirmative preliminary determination in the antidumping (AD) investigations of certain crystalline silicon PV products imported form the People’s Republic of China...more
Although Obama Administration officials undoubtedly recognize the need to punish Russia and Russian-backed rebels for their alleged role in the MH17 tragedy, they also will continue to weigh the effects of further sanctions...more
In 1992, Mexico thrust itself on to the forefront of the international power private investment stage by amending its power sector laws to permit private sector investment in power generation assets. Those early energy...more
Earlier this year, a group of Stoel Rives attorneys traveled to Mexico to assess existing opportunities and pending developments in the Mexican power markets. Some of the reforms and key trends identified during that trip...more
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
On July 16, the U.S. government further expanded the sanctions imposed in response to Russian President Vladimir Putin's decision to reclaim the Crimean Peninsula as a part of the Russian Federation. These expanded sanctions...more
On July 16, 2014, the United States announced another expansion of sanctions in response to events in southern and eastern Ukraine. The United States for the first time imposed sanctions against major Russian companies and...more
On July 16, 2014, the Obama Administration responded further to developments in Ukraine by imposing another new round of sanctions on Russian, Ukrainian and Crimean parties. Importantly, for the first time, the United States...more
Following weeks of diplomatic discussions, on July 16 the United States and European Union announced a new round of sanctions against Russia over the continued crisis in Ukraine. Although the US and EU have coordinated these...more
On July 16, the U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) imposed new sanctions against Russia, which target the country’s financial, energy and defense sectors. In a parallel action, the U.S....more
US announces “sectoral” sanctions on major banks and energy companies, adds to the Specially Designated Nationals list; European Council considers additional sanctions.
On July 16, 2014, the U.S. Department of the...more
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