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Preparing for new russia-related sanctions and Export Controls

Russia, USA - January 31 2022 Economic sanctions and export controls will form a core part of any multilateral response to an escalation of Russia’s military actions targeting…

Ed Krauland, Alexandra E.P. Baj, Meredith Rathbone, David M. Stetson, Wendy Wysong

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