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China’s first white paper on Export Controls summarizes legal developments, opposes “abuse” of Export Controls

China - January 4 2022 On December 29, 2021, the PRC State Council’s Information Office (the Information Office) published a White Paper on export controls, providing a…

Ali Burney, Wendy Wysong, Wilson Zhao

US government grants more sanctions relief for Afghanistan-related transactions

Afghanistan, Global, USA - December 23 2021 On December 22, 2021, the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued three general licenses (GLs) to authorize…

Ali Burney, David M. Stetson, Wendy Wysong

US government expands counter-narcotics sanctions with new Executive Order on global illicit drug trade

USA - December 20 2021 On December 15, 2021, the White House issued Executive Order (EO) 14059, “Imposing Sanctions on Foreign Persons Involved in the Global Illicit Drug…

David M. Stetson

US imposes arms embargo on Cambodia over China concerns

Cambodia, China, USA - December 14 2021 On December 9, 2021, the US government announced an arms embargo on Cambodia, driven by a litany of issues, including concerns about the country’s…

Peter Edward Jeydel, Ryan Pereira

OFAC enters into rare settlement with individual over Iranian payments and facilitation

Iran, USA - December 14 2021 On December 8, 2021, the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced a $133,860 settlement with an unnamed individual…

Edward J. Krauland, Meredith Rathbone, David M. Stetson, Wendy Wysong