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Denial of Export Privileges for ZTE

• The United States Department of Commerce announced the denial of export privileges against Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation and ZTE Kangxun Telecommunications Ltd. (collectively, ZTE) on April 16, 2018....more

ZTE Corporation Sanctioned Again—Prohibitions on Transactions Involving U.S.-Origin Items Effective Immediately

On April 15, 2018, Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation (ZTE Corporation) and ZTE Kangxun Telecommunications Ltd. (ZTE Kangxun) (collectively "ZTE") were added to the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of...more

China’s ZTE Corporation Has Export Privileges Suspended for Next Seven Years

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On April 15, 2018, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued an Order relating to Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation and ZTE Kangxun Telecommunications Ltd. (collectively, ZTE) that suspends the export...more

BIS Activates Export Denial Against Chinese Telecom Titan ZTE

by BakerHostetler on

Pursuant to a denial order issued by the U.S. government on April 15, 2018 (the “Order”), U.S. persons and foreign companies purchasing U.S. items can no longer export or re-export U.S.-origin products to ZTE, facilitate...more

Bureau of Industry and Security Imposes Denial of Export Privileges Against ZTE

by Foley Hoag LLP on

On Monday, April 16, 2018, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced that it was imposing a denial of export privileges against Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation of...more

U.S. Imposes Blanket Denial of Exports to Chinese Telecom Giant ZTE

by Goodwin on

On Monday, April 16, 2018, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security imposed a blanket denial of virtually all exports from the United States to Chinese telecom giant ZTE....more

BIS Announces Denial of Export Privileges to ZTE and Its Subsidiaries

by Reed Smith on

New developments in the ZTE settlement with the U.S. government have resulted in the imposition of a 7-year denial of export privileges. This denial order will have a significant impact on the U.S. semiconductor,...more

Red Notice Newsletter - Russian

ANTICORRUPTION DEVELOPMENTS – Canadian Mining Company Settles with SEC over FCPA Charges – On March 26, Kinross Gold Corporation settled with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over its alleged failure to...more

Red Notice Newsletter - Chinese

ANTICORRUPTION DEVELOPMENTS – Canadian Mining Company Settles with SEC over FCPA Charges – On March 26, Kinross Gold Corporation settled with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over its alleged failure to...more

New Exclusions Process Gives Automotive Companies the Possibility of Exemption from Section 232 Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

On March 23rd, automotive companies that rely on imported steel and aluminum were confronted with new special tariffs of 25 percent on all imports of steel and tariffs of ten percent on all imports of aluminum, with temporary...more

Red Notice Newsletter - March 2018

ANTICORRUPTION DEVELOPMENTS – Canadian Mining Company Settles with SEC over FCPA Charges – On March 26, Kinross Gold Corporation settled with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over its alleged failure to...more

New Exclusions Process Opens Up Potential Relief from Section 232 Steel and Aluminum Tariffs for Automotive Companies

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

On March 23, automotive companies that rely on imported steel and aluminum were confronted with new special tariffs of 25 percent on all imports of steel and tariffs of 10 percent on all imports of aluminum, with temporary...more

Steel/Aluminum Tariffs Exemptions Clarified

In off the record comments on March 28, 2018, an official of the Dept. of Commerce provided some clarification as to how the product exemption process will work relative to steel and aluminum tariffs. Of course, the starting...more

New Exclusions Process Opens Up Potential Relief from Section 232 Tariffs for Users of Specialty Steel and Aluminum Products or...

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

On March 23rd, steel and aluminum users were confronted with new special tariffs of 25 percent on all imports of steel and tariffs of ten percent on all imports of aluminum, with temporary exclusions for Argentina, Australia,...more

IFR for steel and aluminum exclusions

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

As previously reported, the president issued, on March 8, 2018, proclamations imposing a 25 percent duty on steel and a 10 percent duty on aluminum imported into the United States from all countries, excluding, Canada and...more

House Committee Holds Hearing on Export Control Reform Bill

On March 14, 2018, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs held a hearing titled “Modernizing Export Controls: Protecting Cutting Edge Technology and U.S. National Security” to examine the proposed Export Control Reform Act...more

Department of Commerce Sets Forth Exclusion Process to Avoid Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

by Reed Smith on

On March 19, 2018, the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) released its interim final rule amending the National Security Industrial Base Regulations by adding two new supplements establishing...more

U.S. Department of Commerce Provides Further Guidance Regarding the Process for Submitting Exclusion Requests to the Section 232...

by WilmerHale on

This morning, the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued an interim final rule establishing the process by which organizations may submit requests for exclusions from the 25% duties on steel...more

Department of Commerce Outlines Process for Product-Exclusions from Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

Pursuant to President’s Trump’s March 8, 2018 proclamations issued under authority of Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, added customs tariffs on imports of a wide variety of steel and aluminum imports from all...more

Red Notice Newsletter - Russian

ANTICORRUPTION DEVELOPMENTS – U.S. Agencies Decline to Prosecute Teradata for Alleged FCPA Violations – On February 26, 2018, Teradata Corporation, an Ohio-based enterprise software database management company,...more

Red Notice Newsletter - Chinese

ANTICORRUPTION DEVELOPMENTS – U.S. Agencies Decline to Prosecute Teradata for Alleged FCPA Violations – On February 26, 2018, Teradata Corporation, an Ohio-based enterprise software database management company,...more

Red Notice Newsletter - February 2018

ANTICORRUPTION DEVELOPMENTS – U.S. Agencies Decline to Prosecute Teradata for Alleged FCPA Violations – On February 26, 2018, Teradata Corporation, an Ohio-based enterprise software database management company,...more

DDTC and BIS Solicit Comments Regarding Controls over Explosives, Personal Protective Equipment, and Military and Intelligence...

• DDTC and BIS have published concurrent NOIs requesting public comments on the controls over the export and reexport of explosives, personal protective equipment, and military and intelligence electronics. (By volume and...more

Red Notice Newsletter - Russian

ANTICORRUPTION DEVELOPMENTS - Mega International Commercial Bank Co. Ltd. Fined $29 Million - On January 17, 2018, the U.S. Federal Reserve Board assessed Taiwan based bank Mega International Commercial Bank Co. Ltd. a...more

Red Notice Newsletter - Chinese

ANTICORRUPTION DEVELOPMENTS - Mega International Commercial Bank Co. Ltd. Fined $29 Million - On January 17, 2018, the U.S. Federal Reserve Board assessed Taiwan based bank Mega International Commercial Bank Co. Ltd. a...more

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