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BIS announces four enforcement policy changes

USA - July 7 2022 On June 30, 2022, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced four significant policy changes intended to…

Justin W. Angotti, Michael J. Lowell, Kirsten S. Lowell, Julianne K. Nowicki, Lizbeth Rodriguez-Johnson, Paula A. Salamoun, Manasi Venkatesh

DOJ's Certification Policy Seeks to "Empower" Chief Compliance Officers

USA - July 7 2022 The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced that chief compliance officers (CCOs), and potentially even chief executive officers…

Ozra O. Ajizadeh, Mark E. Bini, Kaela Dahan, Michael J. Lowell, Rizwan A. Qureshi, Anthony R. Todd

Forced Labor Enforcement Task Force publishes enforcement strategy as UFLPA takes effect

USA - June 24 2022 As discussed in Reed Smith’s previous client alerts, the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) establishes a rebuttable presumption that goods…

Ozra O. Ajizadeh, Justin W. Angotti, Michael J. Lowell, Kirsten S. Lowell, Julianne K. Nowicki, Lizbeth Rodriguez-Johnson, Paula A. Salamoun, Manasi Venkatesh

U.S. Customs and Border Protection issues UFLPA guidance for importers

USA - June 15 2022 On June 13, 2022, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued its operational guidance for importers on the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act…

Justin W. Angotti, Michael J. Lowell, Kirsten S. Lowell, Julianne K. Nowicki, Lizbeth Rodriguez-Johnson, Paula A. Salamoun, Manasi Venkatesh

House Committee on Oversight and Reform passed bill prohibiting federal government contractors from conducting business in Russia

Russia - April 13 2022 Last week, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform voted to advance H.R. 7185, the Federal Contracting for Peace and Security Act (the Act)…

Elizabeth Leavy, Manasi Venkatesh