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OFAC Amends Frequently Asked Questions Related to TSRA, as well as the Sudan and Darfur Sanctions

Sudan, USA - May 12 2021 On April 12, 2021, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) issued four amended Frequently Asked Questions…

Iris Zhang, Nicholas F. Coward.

BIS Updates Reporting Requirements Relating to Mass-Market Encryption Items and Publicly Available Software, and also Updates Certain Classifications

USA - April 21 2021 On March 29, 2021, the US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) published a final rule (“Final Rule”) implementing changes…

Bart M. McMillan, Iris Zhang.

US Government Imposes New Sanctions on Russia, Designates Several Russian Technology Companies and Other Persons, Bans US Financial Institutions from Dealing in Ruble-denominated Russian Sovereign Debt, and Issues Updated Guidance and FAQs on PEESA and on US Arms Embargo on Russia

Russia, USA - April 20 2021 In the past several days, the US Government has issued a slew of sanctions measures targeting Russia. These represent the first major escalation of…

Alison J. Stafford Powell, Andrea Tovar.

Annual Increase in Civil Monetary Penalties for US Treasury, State, and Commerce Departments

USA - April 15 2021 The US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”), the US State Department (“State”), and the US Commerce Department…

Kerry B. Contini.

BIS Amends the EAR to Enhance Certain End-Use and End-User Controls as well as Controls on Certain Activities of US Persons

USA - February 16 2021 On January 15, 2021, the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) published an interim final rule (“Rule”) amending various…

Iris Zhang, Nicholas F. Coward.