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OFAC Issues Venezuela-Related ‎General Licenses and FAQs

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On November 16, 2023, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets (“OFAC”) amended General License (“GL”) 8M and 45A, and issued four new FAQs (FAQ 1141-1144) related to Venezuela Sanctions Regulations, 31...more

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OFAC Issues New General Licenses for Venezuela, Suspending Sanctions in Certain Sectors

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On October 18, 2023 the United States Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) announced a set of new authorizations under the Venezuela sanctions regime, including a temporary suspension of...more

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OFAC Russia ‎Sanctions Update

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On November 9, 2023, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control ‎‎(“OFAC”) issued General License (“GL”) 76A to clarify that the GL applies to “Public Joint Stock Company Saint Petersburg...more

Braumiller Law Group, PLLC

Hot Topics in International Trade - November 2023 - Overview of BIS’s Interim Final Rules, Export Controls for Advanced Computing,...

On October 25, 2023, the Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) published interim final rules amending the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”) to add/clarify new controls on semiconductor manufacturing equipment...more

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

International Trade Enforcement Roundup – October 2023 Update

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October saw two major enforcement actions involving Russia. First, three individuals were indicted for facilitating the export of controlled U.S.-origin electronics to Russia. Second, the president of a U.S. steel trading...more

The Volkov Law Group

A pesar del alivio en materia de sanciones comerciales por parte del gobierno de EE.UU al sector del petróleo y gas en Venezuela...

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Control de Activos Extranjeros (“OFAC”) del Departamento del Tesoro de EE.UU. promulgó una serie de licencias generales al gobierno de Venezuela para brindarle un alivio al país de las sanciones económicas. La OFAC promulgó...more

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Despite OFAC Sanctions Relief, the Venezuelan Oil and Gas Industry Still Presents Risks

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As we discussed previously, the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) recently provided Venezuela with much needed sanctions relief.  Specifically, OFAC issued General License 44 (among...more

Foodman CPAs & Advisors

La OFAC Suspende Ciertas Sanciones A Venezuela

El 18/10/23, la OFAC emitió un alivio de sanciones a entidades Venezolanas en los siguientes sectores: petróleo y gas, compañía minera de oro estatal y bonos soberanos venezolanos y deuda y capital de PdVSA (Petróleos de...more

Foodman CPAs & Advisors

OFAC Suspends Certain Venezuela Sanctions

On 10/18/23, OFAC provided issued sanctions relief to Venezuela entities in the following sectors: oil and gas, state-owned gold mining company and Venezuelan sovereign bonds and PdVSA (Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A.) debt...more

Locke Lord LLP

OFAC Russian Related Sanctions ‎Update Extended GLs 13G, 74, 75 and 76‎

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On November 2, 2023, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) published General License (“GL”) 13G, GL 74, GL 75, and GL 76 related to the‎ ‎Russian Harmful Foreign Activities ‎Sanctions...more

The Volkov Law Group

U.S. Sanctions Update as of October 2023

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Each quarter, we send many of our clients a quarterly trade compliance update, highlighting important developments over the last few months and summarizing key points for important sanctions programs. About the document: ...more

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Russian Oil Price Cap Advisory and ‎Violation & ‎Issuance of Russia-Related General License

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On October 12, 2023, U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Asset Control (“OFAC”) issued General License (“GL”) 73 authorizing limited safety and environmental transactions involving certain persons and vessels...more

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La Oficina de Control de Activos Extranjeros (OFAC) otorgó alivios a las sanciones comerciales en Venezuela y autorizó ciertas...

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El 18 de octubre de 2023, la Oficina de Control de Activos Extranjeros (“OFAC”) del Departamento del Tesoro de los Estados Unidos tomó varias medidas para proporcionar un alivio (limitado) de sus sanciones económicas en...more

Allen & Overy LLP

OFAC Suspends Certain U.S. Sanctions Targeting Venezuela with New and Amended General Licenses

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On October 18, 2023, the United States announced the suspension of certain sanctions related to Venezuela through the issuance of new and revised general licenses. The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S....more

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OFAC Russia Related ‎Sanctions Update ‎to Extend Deadline for Transactions With Sanctioned ‎Financial ‎Institutions

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On October 25, 2023, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) published General Licenses (“GL”) 8H related to the‎ ‎Russian Harmful Foreign Activities ‎Sanctions Regulations, 31 CFR Part...more

Hogan Lovells

U.S. eases Venezuela sanctions following electoral roadmap agreement

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In recognition of political progress between the Government of Venezuela and opposition parties—notably, the signing of an electoral roadmap agreement between the Unitary Platform and representatives of Nicolas Maduro--the...more

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

OFAC Pulls Back on Venezuela Sanctions, But Some Sanctions Still Remain

The latest action permits transactions with the Venezuelan state oil services company and in the secondary bond market for PDVSA debt, but other OFAC sanctions restrictions remain in place....more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

US Eases Sanctions on Venezuela in Connection With Electoral Roadmap

On October 18, 2023, following the signing of an electoral roadmap between Venezuela’s Unitary Platform and representatives of the Maduro regime, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)...more

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Biden Administration Suspends Certain Sanctions on the Government of Venezuela

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The Biden administration suspended certain sanctions on the Government of Venezuela, including some impacting Petróleos de Venezuela S.A. (PdVSA), on October 18, 2023. This significant, albeit currently temporary, change in...more

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The U.S. Moves to Normalize Relations ‎With Venezuela by Suspending Certain VSR Sanctions ‎Predicated on Agreement for Free...

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In light of the recent agreement on an electoral roadmap between Venezuela’s Maduro regime and the Unitary Platform, and as a show of support for the Venezuelan people, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign...more

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OFAC Suspends Certain U.S. Sanctions with Respect to Venezuela

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The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on Oct. 18, 2023, suspended certain U.S. sanctions under the Venezuela Sanctions Regulations (VSR), including measures on Venezuela's oil and gas...more

The Volkov Law Group

OFAC Provides Venezuela with Sanctions Relief, Authorizes Certain Transactions in the Oil and Gas Industry

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On October 18, 2023, the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) took several steps to provide Venezuela with some limited relief from its sanctions.  The relief includes General Licenses...more

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

BIS Expands Export Controls on Advanced Computing Integrated Circuits for Supercomputer and Semiconductor End Use, and on...

On October 17, 2023, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued new controls aimed at further slowing China’s development of advanced AI technologies. These new controls, published in two...more

Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

Drilling down to the details: OFAC’s relaxation of sanctions on Venezuela’s oil and gas sector broader than expected

In response to an agreement reached on Tuesday between President Nicolás Maduro’s representatives and the Venezuelan political opposition about a road map for the 2024 Venezuelan presidential election, on October 18, the...more


Current State of U.S. Economic Sanctions Imposed on the Russian Federation and Covered Regions of Ukraine in Response to the...

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In response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the U.S. government has deployed a whole-of-government approach to impose sanctions and tighter export controls on Russia. This alert summarizes key economic sanctions imposed by...more

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