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Customs Issues Jones Act Vessel Definition & “Any Part” of Transportation Rulings
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • April 22 2016

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued two rulings on April 13, 2016, clarifying the application of the U.S. Jones Act to a power plant barge and


Financial Services Update, Vol. 11, no. 15
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Global, USA
  • April 18 2016

Effective as of April 15, 2016, the Hizballah Financial Sanctions Regulations, 31 C.F.R. part 566 (the "Sanctions") were implemented by the United


Department of Commerce Temporarily Eases License Requirements for Export to ZTE Entities
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • March 24 2016

On, March 8, 2016, the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security ("BIS") issued a final rule adding four ZTE entities to the Entity


BIS and OFAC Cuban Regulations Amended March 16: Expanded Authorization for Banking, Shipping, and other Transactions
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Cuba, USA
  • March 21 2016

On March 16, 2016, the Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) further amended the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (the


US Restricts Exports and Reexports to ZTE
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • March 18 2016

The Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security ("BIS") issued a final rule on March 8, 2016, adding Zhongxing Telecommunications


U.S. Cuban Sanctions Still Bite Oil Exploration Activities
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Cuba, USA
  • February 25 2016

On February 22, 2016, French-based geophysical services company CGG Services S.A. and its affiliated companies agreed to pay $614,250 to OFAC to


BIS and OFAC Cuban Regulations Amended to Expand Permitted Exports and Transactions
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Cuba, USA
  • February 17 2016

On January 27, 2016, the Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Asset Controls published amendments to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations


Iran Sanctions and the Iran Nuclear Agreement Part Three: Nuclear-Related Sanctions Lifted, General License Issued for Foreign Subsidiaries
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Iran, USA
  • January 19 2016

On January 16, 2016, the United States lifted its nuclear-related sanctions on Iran, as agreed under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA


Iran Sanctions and the Iran Nuclear Agreement Part Two: Foreign Subsidiaries of U.S. Companies
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Iran, USA
  • January 4 2016

As we look ahead to the New Year, we expect that 2016 may involve significant reorientation for global businesses as companies around the world seek


Crude oil export ban and the Jones Act
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • December 21 2015

President Obama signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, often referred to as the "Omnibus Appropriations Bill," on December 18