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Exporters Must Comply With Hong Kong Import and Export Controls

by BakerHostetler on

Beginning on April 19, 2017, individuals and companies planning to export to or re- export from Hong Kong will need to obtain certain paperwork prior to shipping. This new rule was published earlier in 2017, by the Department...more

New Documentary Requirements Issued for Hong Kong Exports and Reexports

by Morgan Lewis on

Effective April 19, 2017, US exporters intending to export certain controlled items to Hong Kong will need to obtain, prior to shipment, either a copy of a Hong Kong import license or a statement issued by the Hong Kong...more

Boletín Mensual de Comercio Internacional: Febrero - Información con Énfasis en la Regulación Comercial y de Arbitraje...

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Durante el mes de febrero destacan los siguientes temas: Antidumping, Comercio, Propiedad Intelectual, Medidas Sanitarias, Aduanero, Arbitraje....more

Trade & Manufacturing - May 2016

by King & Spalding on

Relief from Unfair Imports of Plastic Retail Carrier Bags to Continue for Five More Years - On April 27, the International Trade Commission (Commission) issued the public views of its unanimous determination in favor of...more

Opening Iranian Skies: OFAC Issues General License I to Jumpstart the Commercial Aviation Industry, and Iran Tests its Ballistic...

by King & Spalding on

The sanctions stranglehold on Iran is loosening as the Obama Administration continues to chip away at restrictions on the commercial passenger aircraft industry. Pursuant to the phased enactment of the Joint Comprehensive...more

New UK Open General Export Licences for Components

by Dechert LLP on

UK exporters may now use two new Open General Export Licences (OGELs), reducing the administrative burden of exporting a range of military and dual use components, including printed circuit boards....more

Alert: US Restricts Exports and Reexports to Chinese Telecom Company ZTE

by Cooley LLP on

The US Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security ("BIS") has issued a final rule amending the Export Administration Regulations ("EAR") and imposing trade restrictions against Zhongxing Telecommunications...more

Iran Sanctions: What is Prohibited or Licensable for EU Businesses?

by Dechert LLP on

Despite the easing of sanctions on Iran on 16 January under the Joint Comprehensive Programme of Action (JCPOA), some prohibitions and licensing requirements continue to apply to EU businesses. These are summarised below,...more

Have You Agreed Not to Export Software? Yes!

by Miller Canfield on

Do you think of yourself as a potential software exporter? If you're reading this article, chances are you purchased software online from Amazon or Apple, and by doing so you agreed not to export software. As a condition of...more

Guide To Doing Business in Australia: Minerals Exploration & Mining (Updated)

MINERALS EXPLORATION AND MINING: Minerals exploration and mining is a very important industry in Australia. Australia has significant reserves of minerals including iron ore, coal, gas, uranium, nickel, gold and rare...more

Controls Coming for Intrusion & Network Surveillance Tools

The Commerce Department’s export control agency, BIS, has proposed a new rule to control exports of equipment and software designed or modified to perform network intrusion and internet protocol communications surveillance. ...more

Strict Controls Proposed on the Export of Cybersecurity Items

On May 20, 2015, the Commerce Department Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) proposed to establish controls on the export of cybersecurity items. These items would be classified under new Export Control Classification...more

Canada’s Federal Budget 2015: A Significant Boost to Canadian LNG and Resources

by DLA Piper on

In its last budget before a fall election, the Canadian federal government made a number of new spending commitments in energy and resources area, and also made significant changes to the tax and financing regime for...more

Revision of UK Military List of Controlled Items

by Dechert LLP on

The list of military goods, software and technology that are subject to export controls has been revised on 24 March 2015. The changes have been made through the Export Control (Amendment) Order 2015 which replaces Schedule 2...more

Commerce Department Clarifies Rules on Exports of Lease Condensate

by BakerHostetler on

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

Settlement Highlights Need for Compliance with U.S. Export Control Rules When Sponsoring Foreign Workers

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security recently reached a $115,000 civil settlement agreement with a California-based global technology company on the basis that it violated several export control...more

Options for Obtaining Regulatory Guidance and/or Approval Related to the Export of Crude Oil and Petroleum Products

As previously reported on Speaking Energy (available here), the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has recently indicated that it is willing to work with U.S. energy companies to navigate...more

Latest Round of US and EU sanctions on Russia and the Russian Government Reaction

by Dechert LLP on

In response to recent events in Ukraine, the United States and European Union imposed yet another round of sanctions this week. In response, Russia is considering a number of countermeasures that may affect U.S. and EU...more

"US Government Halts Licensing for Key Exports to Russia in Response to Events in Ukraine"

In a further sign of the broadening of U.S. restrictions relating to Russia because of the situation in Ukraine, the United States has taken steps to limit trade with Russia in U.S.-origin goods and services that are...more

US Suspends Dual-Use Export Licensing for Exports and Re-Exports to Russia

by White & Case LLP on

On Tuesday, March 25, 2014, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced that effective March 1, 2014, it has placed a hold on the issuance of any export licenses authorizing the export or re-export of items to Russia....more

Understanding OFAC’s Newest General License Regarding Personal Communication Services in Iran

by Baker Donelson on

The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) recently released General License D regarding the exportation of certain services, software and hardware pertaining to personal communication exchange in Iran....more

OFAC Issues New General License Authorizing the Provision of Specified Fee-Based Personal Internet Communications Services,...

by White & Case LLP on

Introduction - US sanctions restrictions have traditionally exempted exchanges of information and informational materials. However, because the prohibitions on exports of software and services are sufficiently broad to...more

DOE Issues Second LNG Export License for Non-FTA Countries

by K&L Gates LLP on

On May 17, 2013, the U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) issued an order authorizing the Freeport LNG Terminal (“Freeport”) in Quintana Island, Texas to export liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) to nations with which the United...more

Liquefied Natural Gas Exports, Carbon Fees, and More – ML Strategies’ Weekly Energy and Environmental Update

Work continues in D.C., even as administration and Hill officials prepare for inaugural festivities. The incoming chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), sent a letter on January...more

Export Control Reform is Underway and It’s Your Time to Speak Up!

by Baker Donelson on

The Department of Commerce’s (“Commerce”) Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is in the process of publishing proposed rules regarding export control reform. It is currently accepting public comments until January 28, 2013...more

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