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Global Trade & Sanctions Law Blog

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Differing CFIUS Reform Bills Move Through U.S. House and Senate

USA - June 26 2018 Last week, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, H.R. 5515 (NDAA). The Senate version contains several…

Tariff Wars Escalate: USTR Announces Tariff Increases on a Wide Range of Chinese Products and China Responds with Tariffs on US Products Including Agriculture, Whiskey and Autos

China, USA - June 25 2018 Following President Trump’s direction in connection with the Section 301 investigation into China’s acts, policies and practices related to…

The UK’s Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act Enters into Law

European Union, United Kingdom - June 8 2018 On 23 May 2018, the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act became law in the United Kingdom. Its aim is to provide a legal framework to…

Car Wars: Trump Administration Opens Section 232 Investigation into Imports of Autos and Auto Parts

USA - May 30 2018 On May 23, 2018, as directed by President Trump, the Secretary of Commerce initiated a Section 232 investigation into whether imports of automobiles…

With CDD and Beneficial Ownership Rule in Effect, FinCEN Continues to Clarify and Refine Rules for Financial Institutions

USA - May 21 2018 Long awaited rules for “Customer Due Diligence Requirements for Financial Institutions” (the CDD Rules) went into effect on May 11, 2018. FinCEN has…

New Proposed Trade Legislation Contains Additional Trade and Investment Restrictions Involving China

China, USA - May 18 2018 There are several legislative proposals pending in Congress targeting trade and investment involving China. If enacted, the proposals would prevent…

US Announces Withdrawal from JCPOA

USA - May 8 2018 Today, President Trump announced his intention to withdraw the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and to impose the…

USTR to review India’s eligibility to continue to receive preferential tariff access under the GSP program

India, USA - April 20 2018 On April 12, 2018 the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced it was self-initiating a review to assess India’s eligibility to continue to…

Trump Administration Considering Use of IEEPA To Restrict U.S. Technology Transfer to China

USA - April 12 2018 Recent reports suggest that the Administration may declare an emergency under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) to grant the…

Treasury Department Designates Russian Oligarchs, Officials, and Entities

USA - April 9 2018 The Treasury Department has placed several prominent Russian individuals and companies on the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons lists…