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Global Trade & Sanctions Law Blog

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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…

Trump Administration Takes Action Following Section 301 Investigation

USA - March 23 2018 Yesterday, President Trump issued a memorandum (“Memorandum”) directing his Administration to take several actions related to the investigation by the…

Department of Commerce Outlines Process for Product-Exclusions from Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

USA - March 19 2018 Pursuant to President’s Trump’s March 8, 2018 proclamations issued under authority of Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, added customs…

Trump Administration Imposes Steep Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum Imports

USA - March 9 2018 On March 8, 2018, President Trump signed proclamations authorizing the imposition of a 25 percent customs duty on certain steel products and a 10…

Status of the Iran Nuclear Deal and New Sanctions Designations

Iran - January 12 2018 Today, President Trump issued a statement on the status of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (“Iran nuclear deal”) and the Office of Foreign…

U.S. Targets Human Rights Abusers and Corrupt Actors Worldwide - Key Takeaways from the Potent New Sanctions

USA - January 10 2018 On December 20, 2017, President Trump issued Executive Order 13818 (the “E.O.”) implementing provisions of the Global Magnitsky Human Rights…

Update on US Investigation of China’s IP Practices

USA - January 8 2018 Further to our alert published on November 13, 2017 regarding whether acts, policies, and practices (“APPs”) of China related to transfer of…

Large Whistleblower Award to Non U.S. Person- Lessons for Anti-Corruption Compliance Programs

USA - December 13 2017 On December 5, 2017 the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) awarded more than $4.1 million to a whistleblower for alerting the SEC to a…

CBP Takes Measures to Enforce Ban on Imports Made With Forced Labor and Sanctions for Forced North Korean Labor in Supply Chains

USA - December 4 2017 On November 22, 2017, Apple, Inc. (“Apple”) released a statement confirming reports that its major supplier in China, Foxconn Technology Group…