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Fast-track negotiating authority may spur free trade agreements
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • July 1 2015

On June 29, 2015, President Obama signed legislation that gives him trade promotion authority ("TPA") for the first time since 2007. Also known as

Food, dietary supplement & cosmetics regulatory update volume II, issue 13
  • Jones Day
  • Canada, European Union, USA
  • June 24 2015

Last week, FDA finalized its determination that partially hydrogenated oils ("PHOs") are not "generally recognized as safe" ("GRAS") for use in human

Top three revisions to key ITAR definitions proposed by Department of State; comments invited
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • June 22 2015

The U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls ("DDTC") recently published proposed revisions to the International Traffic in

Food, dietary supplement & cosmetics regulatory update, volume II, issue 12
  • Jones Day
  • European Union, USA
  • June 11 2015

FDA issued a final rule last week, called the Veterinary Feed Directive ("VFD"), that reduces the amount of antibiotics used in animal production. As

Food, dietary supplement & cosmetics regulatory update, volume II, issue 11
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • May 28 2015

Last week, a group of 32 senators urged FDA to delay implementation of the final rule "Nutrition Labeling of Standard Menu Items in Restaurants and

OFAC sanctions update: U.S. government authorizes sanctions related to malicious cyber-related activities, encourages telecom investment in Cuba
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • April 9 2015

The U.S. government has taken steps in recent weeks to impose sanctions on individuals and entities posing a uniquely 21st century threat, while

Importers beware: False Claims Act enforcement of import procedures on the rise
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • April 1 2015

Importers are facing potential additional liability for actions they take in connection with importing items into the United States. In addition to

U.S. sanctions update: new sanctions program creates risks for companies doing business with Venezuela
  • Jones Day
  • USA, Venezuela
  • March 11 2015

On March 9, 2015, President Obama signed the Executive Order Blocking Property and Suspending Entry of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation

OFAC and BIS issue revised Cuba regulations
  • Jones Day
  • Cuba, USA
  • January 23 2015

On December 17, 2014, U.S. President Barack Obama announced a historic shift in U.S. policy toward Cuba and pledged that in the coming months, the

P51 and Iran nuclear negotiations and Joint Plan of Action extended up to an additional seven months
  • Jones Day
  • USA, China, France, Germany, Iran, Russia, United Kingdom
  • November 26 2014

On November 24, 2014, the P51 (or, alternatively, E33) countries (the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, China, and Russia) announced