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“Targeted easing” of U.S. sanctions against Burma will require careful monitoring by U.S. businesses
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • Canada, European Union, Myanmar, USA
  • May 4 2012

U.S. businesses seeking to read the tea leaves on prospects for doing business in Burma (Myanmar) in the wake of Burma’s April 1 parliamentary elections and other reforms may be encouraged by the swift changes made by the European Union and Canada

New disclosure requirements under the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada, Iran, Syria, USA
  • November 26 2012

In August 2012, President Obama signed into law the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012 (the IRT Act

DDTC formatting updates to ITAR Section 126.5 Canadian exemption
  • Williams Mullen
  • Canada, USA
  • September 11 2012

The Canadian Exemption, ITAR 126.5, has been updated to reference the new Supplement No. 1 to part 126

TPP agreement within reach?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Japan, Mexico, USA, Canada
  • September 18 2015

According to media reports, the latest and possibly last round of negotiations to finalise the 'last 2' of the Trans-Pacific Partnership has been set

USTR requests public comments regarding Canada and Mexico’s participation in Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations
  • King & Spalding LLP
  • Canada, Mexico, USA
  • September 4 2012

On July 23, 2012, USTR published two notices in the Federal Register regarding Canada and Mexico’s inclusion on the list of Trans-Pacific Partnership member countries

Texas Attorney General breaks up a match between dating sites
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • October 25 2013

A Canadian on-line dating site, PlentyofFish, wanted to purchase the bankrupt site True.com but the Texas Attorney General filed a petition to block

Syria update: extension of sanctions
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia, Canada, European Union, Switzerland, USA
  • July 31 2012

In light of the ongoing unrest in Syria, a number of countries have extended their sanctions regimes

Final US ITAR rule on dual and third country nationals raises new challenges for Canadian business
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • May 16 2011

Today, the U.S. State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) published in the Federal Register the final rule containing its long-awaited amendments to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) governing the access of dual and third-country nationals to ITAR-controlled defence articles, including technical data

Ninth Circuit rules USTR failed to conduct adequate FOIA request search
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • September 30 2011

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a district court decision and ruled that the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR ) failed to conduct an adequate search for documents in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOI A) request by environmental interests relating to the U.S.-Canada softwood lumber agreement

Enviromental groups file Pelly Amendment petition to pressure Canada on oilsands
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • September 28 2011

U.S. and Canada-based environmental groups have filed a petition with the U.S. Secretary of the Interior under the Pelly Amendment, a statute that allows the U.S. President to impose trade restrictions against countries that engage in trade which diminishes the effectiveness of an international program to protect threatened or endangered species