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Amazon’s settlement with OFAC puts e-commerce companies on notice

USA - July 8 2020 Today the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced a settlement agreement with Amazon for apparent violations of U.S. sanctions regulations…

Effective Today - New Export Control Restrictions on Military End Users and End Uses in China, Russia, and Venezuela

China, Russia, USA, Venezuela - June 29 2020 The new Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) rule prohibiting certain exports, reexports, and transfers of items to “military end-users” and…

Commerce Department Set to Investigate Whether Imports of Vanadium Threaten to Impair National Security

USA - June 4 2020 On June 3, 2020, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (“Commerce”) Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) published notice in the Federal Register of…

Commerce Department Seeks Comments on Section 232 Exclusion Process for Steel and Aluminum

USA - May 26 2020 Today, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) published a Federal Register Notice seeking…

CFIUS Issues Proposed Rule to Amend Mandatory Declaration Requirements

USA - May 26 2020 On May 21, the U.S. Treasury Department, as chair of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”), issued a proposed rule that…

Chinese Businesses and a Government Institute Now Subject to Export Restrictions

China, USA - May 26 2020 On May 22, 2020, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced the addition of the following businesses and a…

COVID-19 Accountability Act - New Potential Sanctions on China

China, USA - May 18 2020 Earlier this week, the COVID-19 Accountability Act was introduced in the Senate and the House by Rep. Senator Lindsey Graham and Rep. Doug Collins…

Commerce Launches 232 Investigations on Transformer Components and Mobile Cranes

USA - May 15 2020 Last week, the Department of Commerce (the “Department”) initiated two new Section 232 proceedings on mobile cranes and electrical transformer…

U.S. Treasury Lifts Sanctions on Nynas AB

USA - May 13 2020 On May 12, 2020, the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) announced that U.S. persons no longer need OFAC authorization to…

U.S. State Department Announces Temporary ITAR Provisions In Response to COVID-19

USA - May 7 2020 The Department of State’s Office of Defense Trade Controls Policy announced that they are temporarily suspending, modifying, and excepting certain…