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President Obama To Address the U.N. General Assembly and Participate in Refugee- and Africa-Focused Events in New York City; The U.S. Congress Focuses on North Korea, Iran, South Sudan and the South China Sea, Apart From Funding the U.S. Government
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • September 19 2016

U.S. President Barack Obama is in New York City for his speech to the U.N. General Assembly (UNGA) this week, as well as attend the Leaders’ Summit


International Trade Compliance Update - September 2016
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia, Canada, European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • September 7 2016

On 19 August 2016, the Russian Federation notified the WTO that it intends to initiate negotiations pursuant to Paragraph 1143 of the Working Party


International Trade Compliance Update - August 2016
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • European Union, OECD, United Kingdom, USA
  • August 3 2016

On 29 July 2016, the WTO announced that Afghanistan joined the WTO as its 164th member, after nearly 12 years of negotiating its accession terms. It


Considerations for Travel to Iran to Explore Relaxed Trade Opportunities
  • Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Iran, USA
  • September 2 2016

In light of liberalized trade with Iran made possible by the Office of Foreign Assets Control’s (OFAC’s) General License H and the relaxation of US


U.S. Implements Changes to Visa Waiver Program That Impact Foreign Persons Traveling to, and Dual Nationals of, Iran, Iraq, Sudan, or Syria
  • Hogan Lovells
  • USA
  • January 28 2016

On January 21, 2016, the U.S. Government began implementing changes to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) pursuant to the Visa Waiver Program Improvement


US Treasury and Commerce Departments Announce New Changes to Cuba Regulations
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • Cuba, USA
  • January 29 2016

On January 25, 2016, the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the US Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and


Special Immigration Alert: June 2016
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • June 27 2016

On March 11, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) issued its long-awaited final rule (“2016 Rule”) allowing F-1 graduates to extend


Visa Waiver Program Participants Are Required to Have an e-Passport to Travel to the U.S.
  • Shumaker Loop & Kendrick
  • USA
  • May 19 2016

Last August, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that travelers participating in the Visa Waiver


The ExportImmigration Dilemma: Don’t Let OSC Catch Your HR Department Unawares
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • May 5 2016

On March 31, 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) issued a


Recent Changes to the Trade Embargo May Facilitate Cuban Baseball Players Being Able to Legally Play for MLB Teams
  • Shumaker Loop & Kendrick
  • Cuba, USA
  • March 20 2016

Last week, President Obama authorized the elimination of a ban on Cuban access to the international banking system, which in turn would allow a Cuban