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Hot Topics in International Trade - June 2023 - Key Legal Developments in 2023 Concerning United States Customs and International...

Section 301 Tariffs on Chinese goods continues to be at the forefront of international trade relations with China and the United States. As part of the four-year review required under the relevant statute (19 USC § 2417), the...more

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Stopping Just Short of the Kitchen Sink, USG Requires Licenses for Exports of Entire HTS Chapters to Russia

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During the G7 meeting in Japan on May 19, 2023, the US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published two new rules aimed at further restricting Russia’s ability to obtain items needed to support its...more

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OFAC issues new general licenses related to Russia and Venezuela sanctions

The U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) recently released two general licenses relating to Russia and Venezuela. Newly issued Russia-related General License (GL) 69 authorizes certain debt...more

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

OFAC sanctions the leader of Russian private military group in Mali

Recently, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced sanctions, pursuant to Executive Order 14024, against a Mali-based principal administrator and head of a Russian private military...more

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OFAC Russia Related Sanctions Update: ‎June 2023‎

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On May 19, 2023, the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) issued additional export control restrictions aimed at further degrading the Russian Federation’s capacity to wage its aggression...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

In Coordinated Action, US Authorities Increase Russia-Related Restrictions and Warn About Evasion Risks

Through a series of coordinated actions in May 2023, the United States launched a whole-of-government effort to expand and strengthen enforcement of its sanctions campaign against Russia as the conflict in Ukraine continues...more

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Russia sanctions update - June 2023

On May 19, 2023, the Biden Administration along with leaders of the Group of Seven (G7), unveiled a new package of sanctions. The G7 leaders released a joint statement reaffirming their commitment to offer “the financial,...more

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Significant new sanctions and export control measures by the US government against Russia

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On May 19, 2023, the US Department of Treasury, State, and Commerce imposed the most significant tranche of sanctions and export control measures in several months. The measures included (i) new designations on the Specially...more

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Russia Sanctions Update – May 2023

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On May 19, 2023, the United States along with other members of the G7 and other allied countries imposed additional sanctions and export controls meant to further restrict Russian economic activity and degrade Russia’s...more

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Enhanced Global Russian Sanctions and Export Controls to Counter Circumvention

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On May 19, in response to Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine, the United States, in coordination with allies and partners, announced new sanctions restrictions and export controls targeting Russia’s evasion networks,...more

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Export Administration Regulations (EAR) Focused On Hacking

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The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has added five Russian entities to the Entities List that are now prohibited from doing business with the United States because they are involved in activities contrary to the...more

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Building Ransomware Resilience - A Proactive Strategy for Businesses and Regulators

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The rise of ransomware attacks has prompted the international community to explore a range of approaches to deter these attacks, including the use of sanctions, the further development and instantiation of norms governing...more

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U.S. Imposes Additional Sweeping Sanctions on Russia in Coordination with G7 Countries

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On May 19, 2023, the United States, in coordination with the G7 and other international partners, imposed significant new sanctions on Russia aimed to further degrade the Russian Federation's capacity to wage war against...more

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U.S., EU, and U.K. Sanctions: Closer Cooperation, Tougher Implementation

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The EU's foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, said in March that the bloc has nearly exhausted its options for punitive measures against Russia: "There is little left to control other than basic commercial items." The focus...more

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Ransomware Criminal Prosecution of Russian National Underscores Pervasive Ransomware Risks

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In today’s world of cyber threats, many companies have fallen victim to ransomware attacks.  Corporate boards and senior executives face serious issues when their companies are attacked. The payment of ransom is not only...more

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Holland & Knight Defense Situation Report: May 2023

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Welcome to Holland & Knight's monthly defense news update. We are excited to bring you the latest in defense policy, regulatory updates and other significant developments. Please see full Publication below for more...more

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M&A in Türkiye continues to perform

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There was a clear trend toward domestic activity in Q1 2023. More than 94% of all deal value and nine of the top-ten deals were attributable to Turkish parties on the buy side, according to Mergermarket....more

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OFAC Russia Related Sanctions Update: ‎May 2023‎ #2

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In conjunction with the G7 Summit in Japan, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) introduced additional economic sanctions on May 19, 2023, with the aim of further limiting the...more

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Impact of sanctions on payment obligations

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One of the many legal consequences of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February last year was that businesses were faced with having to analyse the exact remit of sanctions laws and the extent to which they caught...more

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Sanctions Update: US Imposes New Sanctions and Export Controls Targeting Russia

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New measures expand existing sanctions and export controls, including by restricting medical item exports and targeting Russia’s architecture and engineering sectors. This Client Alert is published in the context of...more

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OFAC expands Russian sanctions

The U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) recently announced several actions targeting Russia’s attempts to circumvent or evade sanctions and implemented other economic measures to degrade the...more

Lowenstein Sandler LLP

United States Further Expands Russia Sanctions to Prohibit Services and Exports to Russia

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In response to entreaties by allies at the Group of Seven (G7) summit recently held in Japan, on May 19, 2023, the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Department of the Treasury jointly announced new restrictions on trade...more

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Russia Sanctions and Export Controls: New Measures in a U.S. Crackdown

The United States has strengthened economic sanctions and export controls targeting Russia, following through on commitments made at a G7 summit this month. The EU and UK also plan to substantially expand measures targeting...more

Bennett Jones LLP

UPDATED Canadian Sanctions Targeting Russia, Belarus and Separatist Territories in Ukraine Expanded - May 2023

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On February 21, 2022, Russia formally recognized the purported independence of two regions in Eastern Ukraine, Donetsk and Luhansk. The next day it ordered Russian troops into the separatist-occupied territories, and the...more

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FinCEN and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s BIS Issues Supplemental Alert Urging Continued Vigilance for Potential Russian Export...

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On May 19, FinCEN and BIS issued an alert urging financial institutions to watch for attempts to evade export controls imposed on Russia. The alert focuses on ongoing federal initiatives to limit Russian access to technology...more

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