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"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

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

License Exception Strategic Trade Authorization: Understanding How It May Work for You

Venable’s International Trade and Customs Practice Group is publishing a four-part series of Client Alerts to highlight the changes surrounding the ECR (Export Control Reform). Below is Part III of the series. Part I:...more

The export shale revolution

This week, the U.S. Department of Energy approved its first-ever liquefied natural gas export license for the exportation in the Marcellus Shale. In the northeastern part of the United States in and around New York and...more

OFAC Expands General License for Export of Basic Medical Supplies to Iran; Provides Additional Guidance

On July 25, 2013, the Office of Foreign Asset Control (“OFAC”) announced the significant expansion of its List of Basic Medical Supplies (“LBMS”). Simultaneously, OFAC issued clarifying Guidance on the Sale of Food,...more

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

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,...

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

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

Business News Digest – April 2013

In this issue: - Finders May Pose Risk in Private Capital Raising - NIST Holds First Workshop on Executive Order Cybersecurity Framework - NIST Issues Request for Information, Begins Developing...more

Fewer Military Controls and Streamlined Licensing for Exporters Are Expected: Are You in Compliance?

On Friday, March 8, 2013, the White House announced two important steps by the Administration to further its export control reform effort, which are expected to simplify licensing requirements for less sensitive items and...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!

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

Doing Business in Canada: Technology

Many Canadian businesses are involved in researching and developing cutting-edge technology in a number of areas including: information technology, high-tech, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, clean technology, environmental...more

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