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Treasury Offers Recommendations to Strengthen Effectiveness of Economic Sanctions

USA - October 19 2021 In its 2021 Sanctions Review, Treasury recommended steps to improve the use of economic sanctions as a tool for responding to U.S. national security…

OFAC Issues Sanctions Guidance for the Virtual Currency Industry

USA - October 15 2021 OFAC issued sanctions compliance guidance for participants in the virtual currency industry, including technology companies, exchangers…

U.S. Government Advises on Risks Associated with Hong Kong Business Operations

Hong Kong, USA - July 16 2021 The U.S. Departments of State, Treasury, Commerce and Homeland Security (collectively, the "Departments") advised U.S. companies on the increasing…

President Biden Expands Prohibitions on U.S. Securities Investments in "Chinese Military-Industrial Complex Companies"

China, USA - June 3 2021 President Joseph R. Biden signed an Executive Order ("EO") to expand the scope of prohibitions contained in EO 13959 ("Addressing the Threat from…

OFAC Amends Narcotics-Related Sanctions Regulations

USA - May 14 2021 One of the authorizations added to both the NTSR and the FNKSR permits certain transactions involving persons who are blocked pursuant to these…