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U.S. Congress Introduces Legislation to Change Foreign Direct Investment Review

Congress recently introduced two pieces of legislation that could significantly change foreign direct investment review in the United States. The Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2017 ("FIRRMA") seeks to...more

Trump Announces New Iran Strategy, Decertifies Iran's Compliance with Iran Nuclear Deal

On Friday, October 13, 2017, President Trump announced that he would not certify that the suspension of sanctions pursuant to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action ("JCPOA") (commonly known as the Iran Nuclear Deal) is...more

Looking Beyond the Recent CFIUS Annual Report

The Situation: CFIUS recently released its annual report to Congress regarding transactions reviewed by CFIUS during 2015, as well as limited information regarding transactions reviewed during 2016....more

United States Revokes Sanctions on Sudan; Some Restrictions Remain in Place

On October 6, 2017, the United States announced that, effective October 12, 2017, it will substantially revoke sanctions on Sudan and the Government of Sudan in recognition of the Government of Sudan's sustained positive...more

With Tensions Rising, the United States Imposes Additional Sanctions on North Korea

In Short - The Situation: Over the past several months, North Korea has engaged in several activities, particularly relating to missile and nuclear testing, that violate several United Nations resolutions and that...more

Trump Administration Imposes Targeted Financial Sanctions on Venezuela

On August 24, 2017, President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order imposing new sanctions intended to restrict financing connected to the Government of Venezuela. These sanctions supplement existing sanctions imposed by the...more

President Trump Signs New Sanctions Legislation into Law

On August 2, 2017, President Trump signed the "Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act" ("Act") into law. The Act, which codifies and strengthens sanctions against Russia and expands sanctions against Iran and...more

President Trump Delays Decision on Sudanese Sanctions for Three Months

On July 11, 2017, President Trump issued an executive order that postpones any decision regarding whether to terminate the comprehensive sanctions regime against Sudan for an additional three months—until October 12, 2017....more

The Buy American and Hire American Executive Order: What It Means For Supply Chain Management

In our December 2016 Commentary on the "Government Contracts Ramifications of the Trump Election" and our January 2017 update, we predicted that the Trump Administration would seek to strengthen domestic preferences in...more

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